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January 19, 2022

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New Playground, Recreation Area Planned for La Vergne’s Brookside Park

The City of La Vergne is planning on adding a new playground and recreation area to one of its parks.

The playground will include three equipment zones including a spin structure, swing structure and climbing structure. The recreation area would include a U8 soccer field that can also serve as a multi-use space. There will also be a walking trail that will connect back to the greenway and a new 30’ x 40’ shelter for community events.

City staff has applied for a grant with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). The Local Parks and Recreation Fund provides grants to local government entities. The grant is for approximately $324,000 and is a 50-50 match. If awarded the grant the current estimated cost to the city would be approximately $162,000.

“This project is important to not only me but to the citizens on the west side of town,” says Mayor Jason Cole. “Should the city not be awarded the grant I still plan to have city staff work to create the park and recreation area.”

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.