A little history of the Woodmen City Park - pdf
John and Ed served our community with honor. Each knew what the city needed in infrastructure and many projects came to fruition due to their diligence and the ability to fund the projects without leaving the city in debt. They listened to the citizens, of not only Cleveland, but White County as a whole.
After being addressed by the citizens of Cleveland for the need of a city park, both put their work boots on (literally) to get the park completed.
John and Ed were serious about the needs of the city and the work that needed to be done. They had firm work ethics, but both were really two fun-loving guys whom you really enjoyed hanging out with. The two truly cared about all the city employees and the citizens of Cleveland.
In 2015, the city replaced the original pavilion. Ed Young and Paul Norris supervised and inspected the project.
2018-2019 Girl Scout Troop 11730 received the Silver Award for work at the park, which included clean-up, painting playground equipment, etc. In December 2020 Concord Baptist Church pitched in by painting the picnic tables.