Last week Mayor Greg Ballard vetoed a proposal which would have required council approval before discharging firearms in city parks.
Parks board members unanimously approved Mark Jones as the new parks director Monday night in Columbus city hall.
A homeless coalition in Vigo County wants parks officials to repeal a policy they enacted in April.
The mayor of Columbus demoted the parks director, saying he was misusing credit cards and overspending his budget.
For many homeless people, shelter rules and guidelines make staying in shelters a problem.
The multi-million dollar trail will provide a new recreation space for Brown County residents and visitors.
Families look for alternative activities outside to stay cool during the heat wave.
Other concepts for the park include a dog park, a splash pad, basketball courts, bocce ball courts, wooded walking trails, and community gardens.
The Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District is considering applying for a state tourism grant.
Many of the of the city's homeless wonder why protesters are allowed in the park overnight, when the homeless have been run out of the park at night for years.