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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


Recipient Organization

Grant Amount

Brief Project Description


Anderson County


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


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.


City of Shelbyville


Never Rest Park — Installation of a new playground.


City of Cleveland


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


City Charleston


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.


City of McKenzie


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 County


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


Town of Huntingdon


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


Town of Pleasant View


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.


City of Henderson


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


Town of New Tazewell


Gose Park — Renovations to pool.


City of Manchester


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


City of Parsons


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


City of Winchester


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.


City of Medina


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


City of Ardmore


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


Town of Bean Station


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 County


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


Hamilton County


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


Town of Lookout Mountain


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


City of Soddy-Daisy


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.


City of Silerton


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


Town of Toone


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


City of Savannah


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


City of Brownsville


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


Henderson County


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


Town of White Pine


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.


Town of Farragut


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 County


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


Town of Kimball


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


Town of Cornersville


Town of Cornersville Park — Replacement of existing playground.


Maury County


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


City of Columbia


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


City of Selmer


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.


City of Sweetwater


Sweetwater Recreation Complex — Construction of a new playground.


Town of Vonore


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


Town of Oakdale


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.


South Fulton


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 County


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


City of Murfreesboro


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


Town of Oneida


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.


Town of Huntsville


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.


City of Lakeland,


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


City of Goodlettsville


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


Town of Atoka


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


City of Covington


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


Town of Munford


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


Town of Erwin


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.


City of Plainview


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


White County


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