Hudson Family Park
The City of Portland envisioned that a 33-acre parcel of land, donated by a local benefactor, would become the premier park amenity in the Jay County area.
To help realize this vision, the city turned to the Schneider Corporation. The goal of the park plan was to celebrate the uniqueness of the City of Portland and to incorporate many local elements into its design. This master plan then resulted in a series of projects that would help shape the park in reality.
The initial project focused on creating the park entry, which features a sculptural piece reminiscent of a historic bridge in downtown Portland that is a community icon. A subsequent project included: an amphitheater, 5-acre pond, sledding hill, trailhead with a large pavilion and playground, educational gardens, and numerous walking trails.
An INDOT Transportation Enhancement grant funded a trail to connect the then proposed Hudson Family Park to the rest of the park system in Portland and other key areas of the city.