FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2019
Community Development, Winston Brooks, 931.455.2648
Residents Invited to Silver Street Park Planning Community Meeting
Mayor Lane Curlee invites members of the public to a community meeting regarding the preparation of a new park planned for four acres off of Silver Street in east Tullahoma. All are invited to attend a neighborhood meeting at East Lincoln Elementary School on Tuesday, March 12th from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the cafeteria. The meeting will be informal, come-and-go format, with no formal discussions or presentation. City Staff will be available to gather ideas, discuss options and answer questions about the new park.
The purpose of the meeting is to solicit feedback from the community in order to create a park which the residents will enjoy for years to come.
“I am committed to helping Tullahoma be a healthy, fit community and supporting projects that create wellness opportunities accessible to all residents,” said Mayor Lane Curlee. “With this project, we’re looking forward to providing a community space for play and recreation on Tullahoma’s east side. This location for the park was strategic because it provides an opportunity to build on the City’s goal to provide access to recreational opportunities within a half mile walk of every Tullahoma resident.”
At the community meeting, residents will be able to provide input on what should be incorporated into the park.
“I’m excited to hear from the community about their vision for this new park”, said City Administrator, Jennifer Moody. “I hope that residents of all ages will come out to participate in this neighbor meeting. This is an opportunity to give input into the design and features for the park.”
The Silver Street park area is located between Silver Street and Freeman Street.
“Tullahoma has an incredible opportunity to begin transforming the Silver Street area with a park for our residents with the amenities they like,” said Director of Parks and Recreation, Kurt Glick. “It’s important to work with the community and ensure that the final planned park fits in with the needs of that neighborhood.”
The City received a Tennessee Department of Health grant, Access to Health through Healthy Active Built Environment grant, to plan, develop, and construct this fitness park.