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The Town of Farragut was chosen by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation to receive a $750,000 play space in 2021. It is one of 10 play spaces that will be built across the state in celebration of the company’s 75th anniversary.
BlueCross Healthy Place grant applicants were invited to choose from six project packages based on the needs of their communities, and Farragut chose the Thrive and Play design, an inclusive, multi-generational space. It will be built behind Farragut Town Hall on Municipal Center Drive.
The new play space will be constructed by Chattanooga-based PlayCore. No matching funds are required for the project.
“It was a big surprise for us to be chosen as a BlueCross Healthy Place site. It will be a great amenity for the community. We’ve been wanting an inclusive playground for some time, and the area behind Town Hall will be a convenient, central location,” says Mayor Ron Williams. “We’re so pleased that BlueCross has chosen to invest back into Farragut in this way. This new pocket park, along with the future development of public walking trails at Red Mill Dam, will provide interesting, new fitness opportunities to the community in addition to our four major parks.”
With the addition of the 10 new projects for 2021, the BlueCross Foundation has invested $31.7 million in community spaces across the state.
Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast.