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Marvin’s Garden Dedication, Directional and Parking Map

New directional, parking map 

October 3, 2023

For Immediate Release


Marvin’s Garden Dedication – Honoring Marvin Wood, Legendary Coach of the Milan 1954 State Championship, Former Mishawaka Common Councilman

Thursday, October 5th at 2:00pm

 What:   Dedication of Marvin’s Garden, Mishawaka’s newest park

 When:   Thursday, October 5th at 2:00pm

 Where:   Northwest Corner of Cedar and Lincolnway East, Mishawaka

The extraordinary new Mishawaka Park, honoring the late Coach Marvin Wood, whose story was featured in the Movie Hoosiers will be officially dedicated on October 5th.  Marvin’s Garden – in honor of one of the most iconic figures in Indiana sports, Coach Marvin Wood, the real coach featured in the movie Hoosiers.  Many of the Milan 1954 State Championship team, as well Marvin’s wife, Mary Lou Wood will attend the park dedication.

We are thrilled to have been able to preserve such an important part of Indiana’s sports history and honor coach Marvin Wood, the real Hoosiers and the Milan 1954 team.  People of all ages will be amazed, and sports enthusiasts will love seeing this park and piece of Indiana Basketball lore in our new Park, Marvin Garden’s.