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South Pittsburg and Grundy County Receiving State Funding for Parks

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) have announced that $26,501,705.74 has been awarded to 32 communities across Tennessee for local parks and recreation projects as the Governor travels statewide touting conservation investments.

In the coming years, the Lee administration is committed to furthering the state’s conservation strategy by building on the recommendations of public and private stakeholders across Tennessee. The agenda’s goals include exploring opportunities to improve water infrastructure and quality, supporting natural areas, expanding safe nuclear energy production, and more.

City of South Pittsburg

$1,571,556.50 has been awarded to the City of South Pittsburg for the creation of a new park – River Park – to be located at U.S. Highway 72. The project includes the development of a 16.2-acre park accessed via Willow Avenue, including engineering; permitting; site preparation; electrical servicing; water/sewer connections; driveway; parking lot; sidewalks; kayak launch; dog park; event lawn/sitting grove; sports field; restrooms; stormwater vegetation/drainage; and signage.

“Providing quality recreational opportunities for residents to enjoy is very important,” said State Rep. Iris Rudder, R-Winchester. “The addition of River Park to South Pittsburg will provide more green space for the health and enjoyment of our citizens for generations to come. I am tremendously grateful for TDEC’s support and for the leadership of our local partners on this project.”

“Parks are a very important part of our communities,” said State Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma. “I am very pleased these funds are available to improve our local parks, which serve as wonderful outdoor spaces for our residents, improve the quality of life for our citizens, and promote outdoor activity. I congratulate our local officials who were instrumental in helping secure these funds.”

Grundy County

$1,945,000 has been awarded to Grundy County for the creation of a new park – Miracle on the Mountain Play Outside Park, an approx. 20,600 sq. ft. inclusive playground, to be located on State Route 108 in Coalmont. The project includes the land acquisition of 23.74 acres; poured-in-place safety surfacing/artificial turf; 4’ tall decorative metal fence; grading; parking lot (approx. 62’ x 100’); retaining wall (approx. 560 linear feet); and a driveway (approx. 250 linear feet).

“This new park is an incredible win for Grundy County,” said State Rep. Rush Bricken, R-Tullahoma. “Through TDEC’s grant, we will be able to enjoy our city and county to the fullest while bringing our community closer to each other and the outdoors than ever before.”

“Parks are a very important part of our communities,” said State Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma. “I am very pleased these funds are available to improve our local parks, which serve as wonderful outdoor spaces for our residents, improve the quality of life for our citizens, and promote outdoor activity. I congratulate our local officials who were instrumental in helping secure these funds.”