Expanded resources, expanded access
In 2017, the Northwest Family YMCA held community dialogue sessions to better understand the needs of the area and residents it serves. These sessions revealed a desire for additional resources and public recreational spaces, and the findings led the YMCA to apply for a BlueCross Healthy Place grant.
The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation is investing $6.4 million to build the first BlueCross Healthy Place in the Nashville area. It will have assets for community members of all ages, and no YMCA membership will be required to enjoy the space.
Proposed features include:
- Water features
- Inclusive play areas for children ages 2-5 and 5-12
- Challenge course
- Basketball/pickleball courts
- Multi-purpose field
- Walking path
- Adult fitness equipment
- Shade structures
Let’s build Healthy Places together
If your organization is seeking funding to create spaces where your neighbors can come together, we’d like to work with you to help make it happen.