New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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Mayor Dave Wood Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) to Celebrate the Ribbon Cutting of “The Mish” Pocket Park

On Sunday, May 19th the Mayor Dave Wood Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) will be celebrating the ribbon cutting of “The Mish” pocket park at Mishawaka City Hall,100 Lincolnway West at 3:00 p.m.

The Ribbon Cutting will be held at the southwest corner of the intersection of First Street and Main Street. Attendees should plan on parking in the City Hall public parking lot.

At this time, Mayor Wood and the MYAC will be celebrating the ribbon cutting ceremony of their Leadership Project, the Mishawaka Pocket Park.

The Pocket Park, which was conceptually designed by the MYAC, will create a beautiful signature Pocket Park in the heart of Mishawaka’s historical downtown.

Planning the Pocket Park began in Fall of 2022 and was made possible from the students’ crowdfunding efforts. With only two months, the MYAC was able to raise over $50,000 from local businesses, private donors, and local organizations. This was only possible because of the matched funds by the Patronicity Program through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

The Mishawaka Pocket Park features a selfie spot in an artful “The Mish” sign which will let users become the “I” in the sign. The art wall mural depicts the St. Joseph River as it runs through Mishawaka with a soulful heart being symbolically shown in the heart of the downtown. The space also includes seating, landscaping, bicycle rack, and an information display board.