Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Fort Wayne leaders dedicated a park to honor a city man whose death sparked the trails movement in southwest Allen County.
Ron Repka's family joined city administrators to officially name the park at homestead road, just south of liberty mills, the "Ronald G. Repka Memorial Park."
Repka was an avid cyclist who was killed by a drunk driver the week after the September eleventh attacks.
His widow used his death to push for more bike-friendly trails in the area.
Ronald’s widow, Sharon Repka said, “I'm so overwhelmed. I really am. I'm touched, I'm honored for Ron and the fact that when I drive by and see his name on that sign and that I know it will always be there and that people will drive by and maybe they won't have known him and it will be something for them to consider and it's just so special.”
Repka Park also has a playground and a picnic area for families to enjoy.
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