Welcome to BlueCross Healthy Places

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation wants to provide our neighbors with places that help them get to know one another, form new connections and enjoy healthy activity. That’s why we’re building BlueCross Healthy Places, including parks with fitness elements and playgrounds, across the state.

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10

Projects

for 2021

Awarding

$750,000

Each

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6 PROJECT

Templates

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Welcome to BlueCross Healthy Places

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation wants to provide our neighbors with places that help them get to know one another, form new connections and enjoy healthy activity. That’s why we’re building BlueCross Healthy Places, including parks with fitness elements and playgrounds, across the state.

10

Projects

for 2021

Awarding

$750,000

Each

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6 PROJECT

Templates

2021 BlueCross Healthy Place Projects

In honor of our 75th anniversary, the BlueCross Foundation is building 10 BlueCross Healthy Places across Tennessee. The foundation will invest $750,000 in each project, and each space will be constructed based on one of six project templates.

6 PROJECT TEMPLATES

Request for Proposals

Applicants will select from one of the following designs depending on their area’s needs and desired focus. Each design includes accessible elements and will provide fun, healthy activity for visitors of any age.

We’re accepting proposals the entire month of August 2020. For more information email bluecrosshealthyplaces@bcbst.com.

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Thrive & play

  • Fully-inclusive large play area
  • Thrive fitness station
  • Community pavilion
  • Swing set and freestanding play
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Family fun

  • Large play area
  • Thrive fitness station
  • Swing Set
  • Freestanding and climbing areas
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Tri-star activity

  • Branded activity track
  • Fitness stations
  • Freestanding play
  • Small play area
  • Community pavilion
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Elite fitness

  • Challenge course
  • 40-yard dash
  • Fitness station
  • Balance and climbing play area
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Community hub

  • Community pavilion
  • Ages 2-5 play area
  • Ages 5-12 play area
  • Fitness stations
  • Swing set
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Fitness & fun

  • Challenge course
  • Fitness station
  • Ages 2-5 play area
  • Ages 5-12 play area
  • Community Lawn

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

Coming Soon

Town of Huntland

100 Moore Lane, Huntland, TN 37345

Henry Horton State Park

4209 Nashville Highway, Chapel Hill, TN 37034

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.

Kingsport Miracle
League Complex

2017 Brickyard Park Drive,
Kingsport, TN 37660

Coming Soon

Highland Park

Anderson Avenue and
S. Orchard Knob Avenue

Coming Soon

Town of Huntland

100 Moore Lane,
Huntland, TN 37345

Henry Horton State Park

4209 Nashville Highway,
Chapel Hill, TN 37034

Coming Soon

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Strong bodies, stronger community bonds

We love Tennessee and the people we share it with. That’s why we work to keep our friends, neighbors and communities healthy and strong. BlueCross Healthy Places allow us to have a bigger impact on the lives of our communities – both urban and rural – across Tennessee.

Each project is designed to meet the needs of the area it serves, and every BlueCross Healthy Place is inclusive and designed for all, so visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy them.

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We encourage communities to practice social distancing measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19, but we recognize there will be a time in the future when it’s more important than ever for our neighbors to have places to gather.

Strong bodies, stronger community bonds

We love Tennessee and the people we share it with. That’s why we work to keep our friends, neighbors and communities healthy and strong. BlueCross Healthy Places allow us to have a bigger impact on the lives of our communities – both urban and rural – across Tennessee.

Each project is designed to meet the needs of the area it serves, and every BlueCross Healthy Place is inclusive and designed for all, so visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy them.

We encourage communities to practice social distancing measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19, but we recognize there will be a time in the future when it’s more important than ever for our neighbors to have places to gather.

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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