We’re underway with work on our first Healthy Place, the $5.4 million revitalization of a historic Memphis park.
When we started our Healthy Places initiative, we didn’t just want to build parks – we wanted to create amazing spaces for our neighbors so they can participate in the outdoor activities they love. We also focused on building landmarks that the community can be proud of for years to come.
Planning for the rehab of David Carnes Park began with a lot of input from the Whitehaven neighborhood. Residents asked for a walking track, a fitness area and a splash pad, all of which were incorporated into the design.
On June 14, 2018, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee held a design reveal and groundbreaking ceremony, attended by community members and political leaders. We gave location tours to Whitehaven residents so they could experience the place where they’ll enjoy all their newly rehabilitated facilities once the work on David Carnes Park is completed in 2019.
As the project continues, you can see the latest updates on the project at www.bettertennessee.com.