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Governor Haslam and Commissioner Martineau announced the recipients of the 2012 Parks and Recreation Grants in October. Counties and other municipalities received grants totaling $6.9 million to help improve their green spaces while making the great outdoors even more accessible for all to enjoy.

Grant recipients were selected through a scoring process with careful consideration given to the projects that met the selection criteria and expressed the greatest local recreation need.

The Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant program was established by the General Assembly in 1991 to provide local governments with funds to purchase land for parks, natural areas, greenways and recreational facilities. The funds also may be used for development of trails and projects in parks, natural areas and greenways. All LPRF grants require a 50 percent match by the recipient. The Governor proposed, and the General Assembly approved, re-establishing the LPRF grant program in this year's budget using a portion of the Real Estate Transfer Tax.

2012 Local Park and Recreation Fund Grant Recipients for Tennessee

County

Recipient Organization

Grant Amount

Brief Project Description

Anderson

Anderson County

$22,000

Marlow Park — For the addition of a pavilion; outdoor fitness equipment and signage; trash receptacles; group grills; and picnic tables, including one that is ADA-accessible.

Anderson, Morgan and Roane

Town of Oliver Springs

$100,000

Carmichael Park — Construction of an access road and parking lot; the addition of a large pavilion; and a new playground. Arrowhead Park — Upgrades and expansions, including the addition of a large pavilion; removing old tennis courts to create a new playground area; and refurbishing and converting tennis courts into a new basketball court facility.

Bedford

City of Shelbyville

$25,000

Never Rest Park — Installation of a new playground.

Bradley

City of Cleveland

$250,000

Mosby Park — To replace pool; renovate restroom to make ADA compliant; and renovations to pool equipment room and concessions stand.

Bradley

City Charleston

$75,000

Charleston City Park — Installation of new playground equipment and play surface; grading/paving of a parking lot; widening walking track; and upgrading restrooms to meet ADA standards.

Carroll

City of McKenzie

$152,000

City Park — Renovate the McKenzie Theatre; develop a nine-hole disc golf course; installation of a multi-use field; and convert tennis courts to a skate park.

Carroll

Carroll County

$78,000

Civic Center — For renovations and to install a new roof for the Exhibit Building.

Carroll

Town of Huntingdon

$175,000

Kelly Sports Complex — Install replacement playground and build two ball fields on new property adjacent to Kelley Sports complex.

Cheatham

Town of Pleasant View

$250,000

Pleasant View Community Park — Phase II development to include a new parking area; paving existing parking area; new restrooms; a walking trail; and a horseshoe activity area.

Chester

City of Henderson

$100,000

Gene Record Memorial Park — Installation of a walking trail and a pond aeration fountain.

Claiborne

Town of New Tazewell

$144,000

Gose Park — Renovations to pool.

Coffee

City of Manchester

$175,000

Manchester Sports Park — Development of three soccer fields and parking.

Decatur

City of Parsons

$250,000

Parsons Community Park — Phase I development of old airport property, including land acquisition, two new ball fields and a playground.

Franklin

City of Winchester

$34,000

Winchester City Park (Tims Ford Blueway) — Phase II development of the Tims Ford Blueway Trail, connecting Winchester to Tims Ford State Park with signage and a floating kayak dock.

Gibson

City of Medina

$84,000

Medina Community Park Complex — Development of new playground and parking area.

Giles

City of Ardmore

$50,000

City of Ardmore Park — Improvements to the electrical system and lighting at ball fields.

Grainger

Town of Bean Station

$130,000

Memorial Park — Creation and development of Memorial Park, including a walking trail, large gazebo, picnic amenities and landscaping. City Park — Improvements including an informational kiosk, a new playground, new bleachers, solar trail lighting and a new entrance parking lot.

Hamblen

Hamblen County

$250,000

Cherokee Park — Replacement of wading pool with a splash pad.

Hamilton

Hamilton County

$250,000

Tennessee Riverpark — Land acquisition for the expansion of the River Walk.

Hamilton

Town of Lookout Mountain

$100,000

Town Commons Recreation Area — Repairs to three tennis courts and the Navarre pavilion.

Hamilton

City of Soddy-Daisy

$185,000

Holly Park — For the development of 1.5 miles of an ADA-compliant, multi- use paved trail; 1.5 miles of a single-use trail; one additional ADA- compliant restroom; three picnic pavilions; three blueway soft-launch areas; and more than five miles of blueway trails.

Hardeman

City of Silerton

$15,000

Silerton Community Park — Development of the first park in Silerton, including an access road and basketball court.

Hardeman

Town of Toone

$18,000

Toone City Park — Phase I improvements, including resurfacing the playground and replacing swings.

Hardin

City of Savannah

$197,000

Tennessee Street Park — Development of a walking trail; installation of native gardens; purchase of 51 benches; and solar panels.

Haywood

City of Brownsville

$150,000

Tamm Park — Development of a new park. Volunteer Park — For road and parking lot paving.

Henderson

Henderson County

$175,000

Darden Community Park — Development of a new ADA-compliant playground.

Jefferson

Town of White Pine

$116,000

Lions Park — Improvements to include resurfacing two tennis courts and a basketball court; and replacing restroom and associated wastewater improvements. Legions Park — Improvements to include resurfacing the walking trail.

Knox

Town of Farragut

$250,000

Mayor Bob Leonard Park — Improvements including renovation of a multi-use field to synthetic turf; construction of an accessible trail; concrete pad for bleachers; and renovations to existing field trail to meet new ADA cross slope requirements.

Madison

Madison County

$250,000

Leeper Lane Park — Development of Phase III, including installations of lights on two fields and a new concession stand/restrooms area.

Marion

Town of Kimball

$158,000

Kimball Park — Improvements including softball field lighting; covering eight dugouts; two new scoreboards; a pavilion with picnic tables; a batting caging; and playground.

Marshall

Town of Cornersville

$20,000

Town of Cornersville Park — Replacement of existing playground.

Maury

Maury County

$25,000

Maury County Park — Development of a multi-purpose field for youth sports.

Maury

City of Columbia

$15,000

Ridgley Park — Development of a new playground with safety surface.

McNairy

City of Selmer

$117,000

Dixie Park — Phase I development of the newly acquired Dixie Park as a passive park, adding a multi-purpose field, a walking trail and picnic area.

Monroe

City of Sweetwater

$50,000

Sweetwater Recreation Complex — Construction of a new playground.

Monroe

Town of Vonore

$250,000

Heritage Park — Construction of a new ball field and grading work for future multi-purpose fields.

Morgan

Town of Oakdale

$65,000

Oakdale Town Park — Upgrades and replacements of numerous facilities, including a new playground and pavilion; restoration of existing basketball and tennis courts; resurfacing existing walking trail; construction of a pedestrian bridge; creek bank restoration; and beautification.

Obion

South Fulton

$250,000

South Fulton Downtown Park — Development of the first park in town, including a walking trail; pond; playground with the new surfacing; a picnic pavilion; stage; and parking.

Roane

Roane County

$50,000

Roane County Park — To remove and replace existing playground equipment with ADA-compliant equipment.

Rutherford

City of Murfreesboro

$75,000

West View Mini-Park — Park improvements, including replacement of old playground, a new walking trail and landscaping.

Scott

Town of Oneida

$250,000

Bear Creek Park — Improvements consisting of the construction of two large playground areas and field lighting. Oneida Town Park — Construction of a new splash pad.

Scott

Town of Huntsville

$65,000

Flat Creek Park — For improvements, including the construction of a new playground system with access walkways; restoring existing basketball/tennis courts; and replacing the dilapidated bleachers at the ball field.

Shelby

City of Lakeland,

$250,000

Lakeland Athletic and Community Park — Acquisition of land for new park and development of Phase I, including tennis courts and soccer fields.

Sumner

City of Goodlettsville

$250,000

Delmas Long Community Center — For various renovations. Peay Park — For the replacement of the playground.

Tipton

Town of Atoka

$250,000

Nancy Lane Park — Installation of a new playground. Pond Park — Development of an amphitheater.

Tipton

City of Covington

$250,000

Cobb Parr Park — Enclose and make ADA-access upgrades to the swimming pool and Phase I development of a multi-use trail.

Tipton

Town of Munford

$250,000

Munford Hope Park — Land acquisition to develop a 0.25-mile walking trail; installation of a splash pad; and new picnic tables.

Unicoi

Town of Erwin

$127,000

The Erwin Rail Yard — For a skate plaza and playground in the downtown district, as part of the park corridor adjacent to the library and along Nolichucky Avenue.

Union

City of Plainview

$40,000

Plainview City Park — Improvements including a new playground and resurfacing the existing walking track.

White

White County

$25,000

Ravenscroft Mine Preserve — Development of a walking trail on the Ravenscroft Mine site.