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City Officials Cut Ribbon on Thompson Alley Neighborhood Park

City Officials Cut Ribbon on Thompson Alley Neighborhood Park

Parks Department Transforms Flood Plain into Neighborhood Quality of Life 

FRANKLIN TENN. – A once open field in a small community along the Harpeth River has been transformed into a neighborhood pocket park in the Thompson Alley neighborhood.  City Officials cut the ribbon and opened the park on Wednesday, April 17.  This is the second neighborhood park to be created on land the City acquired that is located in the Franklin flood plain.  Instead of letting the land lay dormant, the Parks Department has created a neighborhood park for the Thompson Alley community.

The park at 1140 Thompson Alley, includes an ADA-accessible picnic area under a rustic pergola, barbecue grills, corn hole, ping pong, water fountains, and a chess table.  The facility is built to be flood resistant and cost the City just under $500,000.  Several City departments were involved in the design and build process including Parks, Engineering, Planning. and Building and Neighborhood Services.

“Parks are important to communities and this small pocket park will bring quality of life to the neighbors living nearby,” said Parks Director Lisa Clayton.  “This project was a labor of love for our staff, and we hope this community will enjoy this park for years to come.”

The project was approved in 2019.  The construction contract was awarded in May of 2023.  The total cost was $494,195.00.