501 North 6th St.
Lot :: #83 & #84 in Bartholomew and Davis' Addition
This neighborhood park takes its name from the public school that once graced
this location. The park features a shelter house, a basketball court and play
equipment for children. The park is on the city's schedule for upgrades in 2004.
The neighborhood association petitioned the state of Indiana to recognize the neighborhood with a historic site marker. When the marker was granted, the neighbors received permision from the Lafayette Parks Dept. to place the marker in the park. You can find the marker on the corner of 6th and Brown Sts. directly behind the water fountain.
Centennial Park features an historic water fountain. This water fountain is all that remains of the school that the park is named for. The fountain is unusual because the water runs all the time. All summer, you can find cold and tasty water from this fountain.
Centennial Park has a row of historic street lights facing 6th street and another row facing Brown street. These are the same street lights that graced Lafayette streets for many years.
The neighborhood association is proud of two of the playground equipment pieces. These two riding toys have been in the park for a long time. They were placed in storage a few years back and the association lobbied the parks department for their restoration to their rightful location.