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Posted on: June 22, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Duke Energy & Hamilton County Parks Join to Improve Morse Park & Beach

Duke Energy at Morse Park


From: Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Indiana

15513 S. Union Street

Carmel, IN 46033

(317) 770-4400

RE: Duke Energy & Hamilton County Parks Join to Improve Morse Park & Beach

On Friday, June 15th, more than seventy volunteers from Duke Energy joined with Hamilton County Parks and Recreation staff to make several improvements to Morse Park & Beach, as part of Duke Energy in Action - a program, which encourages employees to give back to their communities through various service opportunities. The president of Duke Energy’s Indiana operations, Melody Birmingham-Byrd was at the volunteer site to support and work alongside her team, as they labored throughout the day in warm and humid conditions.

The park improvements included planting 20 trees, painting the bath house/shelters/maintenance building and softball diamond dugouts, installing 100 cubic yards of ADA approved engineered wood fiber in the playground area, installing 25 cubic yards of rock along the sea wall, cleaning up felled tree debris, and assembling 20 newly purchased picnic tables. In addition, volunteers helped with landscaping and general cleanup in and around the beach area to prepare for the season opening of the beach later that day. The project was made possible through funding and the hard work and dedication provided by Duke Energy and their many volunteers, in support of the Hamilton County Park staff.

Morse Beach is now open for the summer and the park looks amazing, adding to the enjoyment of park guests - thanks to the hard work of the dedicated Duke Energy volunteers and county park staff!

About Duke Energy - Indiana Duke Energy Indiana’s operations provide about 6,800 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 820,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it the state’s largest electric supplier.

For more information about Morse Park and Beach, contact the staff at Hamilton County Parks and Recreation at 317-770-4400.

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