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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Rotary Park selected as 2022 BlueCross Healthy Place Project

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LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. – The City of Lawrenceburg and the Parks and Rec Department are proud to announce that Rotary Park has been chosen as one of the first three sites for 2022 BlueCross Healthy Place projects.

“We were thrilled to find out the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation selected us as one of the three project sites,” said Pam Hyde, director of Lawrenceburg Parks and Rec. “We strive to make our parks safe and welcoming to all of our citizens and visitors, and it’s exciting to be partnering with BlueCross BlueShield and receiving funding to help us in our goal of creating fun family spaces.”

Grant funded by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation, the project will replace the playground at Rotary Park with the following:

  • Play areas for children ages 2-5 and 5-12
  • Swing set
  • Fitness stations for cardio, balance and strength workouts
  • Pavilion with picnic tables

Creating spaces for connection and healthy activity for visitors of all abilities, the BlueCross Healthy Places are free and open to the public. The other two project sites are located in Middleton and Red Boiling Springs. Collectively, the three projects represent a $3.1 million investment from the foundation, and in addition to construction dollars, each project also has a maintenance fund to assist with ongoing care and upkeep of the space.

“This is a huge accomplishment for our Parks and Rec Department and for the City as a whole,” said Lawrenceburg Mayor Blake Lay. “Pam Hyde worked many hours on the grant application. Her dedication to Lawrenceburg is to be commended, and now Rotary Park will have a wonderful new space for families to enjoy time together.”

 

 

About BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation, Inc.

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized to promote the philanthropic mission of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. It has awarded $120 million in grants since 2005. The foundation provides funding for the BlueCross Healthy Place program, which creates active, healthy spaces across Tennessee.

For more on the BlueCross Healthy Place program, see bluecrosshealthyplaces.com.

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