SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – The City of Springfield will join the Robertson County Health Department at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 for the grand opening of the new basketball court located at J. Travis Price Park.
The new basketball court was made possible thanks to a Healthy Built Environment grant received by The Robertson County Health Department. The grant is part of a Tennessee Department of Health initiative to increase opportunities for healthy, active lifestyles by funding fitness projects in 89 rural counties. This grant project included the construction of an outdoor basketball court and amenities. Amenities include benches and a trash receptacle.
“An outdoor basketball court has been a need in our city,” said Terry Martin, Springfield Parks & Recreation Director. “We can’t thank the Robertson County Health Department enough for everything they’ve done to make this happen.”
Following the grand opening, the new court will be accessible to the public during park hours.
This is the second Healthy Built Environment grant the City of Springfield has been a part of thanks to the Robertson County Health Department. The first partnership provided the purchase and installation of outdoor exercise equipment at J. Travis Price Park.
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