Welcome to BlueCross Healthy Places

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation is building BlueCross Healthy Places to provide our neighbors with spaces to get to know one another and enjoy healthy activity.

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever for our communities to have places to come together. We invite you to enjoy a BlueCross Healthy Place near you to your comfort level, while following local and CDC guidelines.

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6

Projects

Completed

Average of

$7.5 million

ANUALLY

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11 PROJECTS

Underway

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Welcome to BlueCross Healthy Places

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation is building BlueCross Healthy Places to provide our neighbors with spaces to get to know one another and enjoy healthy activity.

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever for our communities to have places to come together. We invite you to enjoy a BlueCross Healthy Place near you to your comfort level, while following local and CDC guidelines.

6

Projects

Completed

Average of

$7.5 million

ANUALLY

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11 PROJECTS

Underway

Accepting Proposals for 2022 BlueCross Healthy Place Projects

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation is building BlueCross Healthy Places of all sizes in urban and rural areas. We have 17 projects open or under construction throughout the state – and we’re inviting you to submit a proposal for our next round of funding.

Community-Focused Spaces

Communities are the foundation of the BlueCross Healthy Place program, and each space is tailored to the needs of the area it serves. Your input will be crucial in designing a place your entire community can enjoy.

We invite you to share your ideas to make your BlueCross Healthy Place truly unique.

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BlueCross Healthy Place features may include:

Playgrounds

Sports Fields/Courts

Challenge Courses

Fitness Equipment

Splash Pads/Water Features

Community Pavilions

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

View our project catalog for more examples of BlueCross Healthy Places.
See Our Project Catalog

How to Apply

We work with both government entities and non-profit organizations to create BlueCross Healthy Places. If your organization owns land and wants to create a space where your neighbors can come together, we’d like to work with you to make it happen.

Applying organizations must:

  • Be the legal titleholder of the property with full approval to execute the project
  • Seek community input on project priorities before proposal submission
  • Provide metes and bounds documentation and most recent land survey upon submission

View full funding criteria here.

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See where we're building BlueCross Healthy Places near you

See where we're building BlueCross Healthy Places near you

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David Carnes Park

905 E Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38116

Kingsport Miracle
League Complex

2017 Brickyard Park Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660

Highland Park

Anderson Avenue and S. Orchard Knob Avenue

Town of Huntland

100 Moore Lane, Huntland, TN 37345

Henry Horton State Park

4209 Nashville Highway, Chapel Hill, TN 37034

Northwest Family YMCA

3700 Ashland City Hwy, Nashville, TN 37218

BlueCross Healthy Place at Foote Park

521 Vance Park Place, Memphis, TN 38126

BlueCross Healthy Place at Crockett County High School

2014 TN-88, Alamo, TN 38001

BlueCross Healthy Place at Eiffel Tower Park

1020 Maurice Fields Drive, Paris, TN 38242

BlueCross Healthy Place at Woodlawn Park

2910 Woodlawn Park Road, Woodlawn, TN 37191

BlueCross Healthy Place at H.V. Griffin Park

220 Tulip Tree Road, Shelbyville, TN 37160

BlueCross Healthy Place at Barfield Crescent Park

697 Veterans Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37128

BlueCross Healthy Place at Baxter Seminary Park

371 1st Ave South, Baxter, TN 38544 (near Cornerstone Elementary School)

BlueCross Healthy Place at Town Hall Park

11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934 (Town Hall address)

BlueCross Healthy Place at St. Elmo Park

4909 St. Elmo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37409

BlueCross Healthy Place at Morningside Park

1600 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

BlueCross Healthy Place at Kiwanis Park

717 West Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604

BlueCross Healthy Place at Crockett County High School

2014 TN-88, Alamo, TN 38001

BlueCross Healthy Place at Baxter Seminary Park

371 1st Ave South, Baxter, TN 38544 (near Cornerstone Elementary School)

Highland Park

Anderson Avenue and
S. Orchard Knob Avenue

BlueCross Healthy Place at St. Elmo Park

4909 St. Elmo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37409

Henry Horton State Park

4209 Nashville Highway,
Chapel Hill, TN 37034

BlueCross Healthy Place at Town Hall Park

11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN 37934 (Town Hall address)

Town of Huntland

100 Moore Lane, Huntland, TN 37345

BlueCross Healthy
Place at Kiwanis Park

717 West Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604

Kingsport Miracle
League Complex

2017 Brickyard Park Drive,
Kingsport, TN 37660

BlueCross Healthy Place at Morningside Park

1600 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

David Carnes Park

905 E Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38116

We led an effort with the City of Memphis and the people of the Whitehaven neighborhood to revitalize the park so it fits the community's needs.

BlueCross Healthy Place at Foote Park

521 Vance Park Place, Memphis, TN 38126

BlueCross Healthy Place at Barfield Crescent Park

697 Veterans Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37128

Northwest Family YMCA

3700 Ashland City Hwy, Nashville, TN 37218

BlueCross Healthy Place at Eiffel Tower Park

1020 Maurice Fields Drive, Paris, TN 38242

BlueCross Healthy Place at H.V. Griffin Park

220 Tulip Tree Road, Shelbyville, TN 37160

BlueCross Healthy Place at Woodlawn Park

2910 Woodlawn Park Road, Woodlawn, TN 37191
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Let’s build BlueCross Healthy Places and care for our communities together

BlueCross Healthy Places

If your organization wants to create spaces where your neighbors can come together, we’d like to work with you to make it happen.

BlueCross Community Trust

Through the BlueCross Community Trust, we serve our neighbors by supporting charitable and civic efforts across the state.

Contact the Community Relations team

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Scott N. Wilson

VP, Community Relations

(423) 535-7163

scott_wilson@bcbst.com

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Chelsea Johnson

Director, Community Relations & Foundation

(423) 535-3240

chelsea_johnson@bcbst.com

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Keith King

Manager, BlueCross Healthy Places

(423) 535-1897

keith_king@bcbst.com