Parks & Rec News and Projects
Peay Park Splash Pad Updates
As we work to get approval from the grant agency, we are providing updates to let you know when to expect the Splash Pad to begin construction. Please click here to go to the Splash Pad page.
Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Goodlettsville Parks and Rec is currently planning for the next 10 years through the development of a Master Plan. The Master Plan will inventory and analyze the City of Goodlettsville as it pertains to park and recreation facilities, programs, maintenance, and operations.
The plan will provide a 10 year vision for parks, recreation, open space and trails that will ensure the residents of Goodlettsville will continue to enjoy a high quality of life that is supported by the high-quality parks and recreational programs and facilities they desire.
Public input is a crucial to the planning process. Citizens may go to goodlettsvilleparksplan.com to take part in a survey until February 15, 2018. Other public input opportunities will be available throughout the process. Details on these opportunities can be found on the Parks Master Plan website.
Parks and Rec Employee featured as January's spotlight on employees: Our People. Serving Our People.
Through a series of short video clips, City of Goodlettsville employees will give insight into their departments and talk about what they do each day to serve the community and residents of Goodlettsville. In total there are 14 videos. A new video will be featured each month from November 2017 through December 2018. The goal of the project is to give the Goodlettsville community the inside scoop of its municipal government. We are people here to serve ‘our people’.
Goodlettsville is highlighting the Parks and Recreation Department with Jennifer Spillers as the employee spotlight for January.
Jennifer Spillers is a Recreation Supervisor in the Parks and Recreation Department and has been employed by the City of Goodlettsville for ten years in various roles. In her current position, Jennifer plans programs and events for people of all ages, but has devoted the last few years to an area of passion for her – senior adults. The senior adult program is thriving under her leadership and has become a place of importance for many people in the community. Jennifer is also involved in many of the special events that the City conducts, most recently Halloween in the Park and the Tree Lighting Ceremony, as well as family events like the upcoming Mother Son Night and Daddy Daughter Dance. Jennifer is a member of Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association and will serve on its Board of Directors in 2018.
Jennifer understands the role of Parks and Recreation and the positive impact that she can make on people’s lives by providing recreational opportunities.
Streambank Stabilization Project - Mansker's Creek
Project Update: December 2017
Please watch this video from Alec Norman with Cumberland River Compact as he explains the Streambank Stabilization Project in Moss-Wright Park in great detail.
To become involved in volunteer projects related to this Streambank Stabilization project and others that Cumberland River Compact is involved in, please visit www.cumberlandrivercompact.org
The City of Goodlettsville, in partnership with the Cumberland River Compact, will begin a streambank stabilization project in Moss-Wright Par in November. The project will begin on Friday, November 10, 2017 and will cause portions of the trail to be closed during mobilization of equipment and resources, and during certain times of construction.
The area that will be affected is located around the soccer field complex. "Many people use the trail at Moss-Wright Park and we understand that closures affect their daily routine. This project has been long awaited and is much needed to keep the bank from continuing to erode into Mansker's Creek," says Amy Mitchell, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Goodlettsville. Data collected from the Cumberland River Compact estimates that the bank is eroding at 3-6" a year and may be contributing several hundred thousands of cubic feet of sediment to the creek each year.
Moss-Wright Park Paving Project
The City of Goodlettsville has approved Phase 1 of paving improvements to Moss-Wright Park in the 2018 Fiscal Year Budget. The paving improvements will begin Monday, July 10, 2017 and will cause portions of the park to be closed for approximately one week as crews prep and pave the affected areas.
The areas included in phase one are all paved surfaces on the west end of the park from the main entrance, including the main park road, the trail head parking lot, and the road by the Bowen-Campbell House; and portions of the trail on the east end of the park. These areas will be closed to all vehicular and foot traffic at all times during the project.
With these closures, park patrons are asked to use the main entrance only for access to the playground, shelter 3, and for use of the sand volleyball court. Patrons should enter the secondary entrance of the park for access to athletic fields and the walking trail.
The walking trail will be open with the exception of the 1/4 mile of "the hill", which starts near the secondary park entrance and winds down along Madison Creek.
For more information on the Moss-Wright Park Paving Improvement Project, please contact Parks and Recreation at 615-851-2253.