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Peay Park Shelter
Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation will install a 60x60 picnic shelter at Peay Park adjacent to the splash pad. This shelter, soon to be known as Shelter 8, will be available for rent later in the year. The projected completion date of the project is June 30th.
Brooks Park Playground
Brooks Park is getting a new playground! The City of Goodlettsville is building a new playground at Brooks Park in partnership with KABOOM, Mapco, and hopefully YOU! During a design day on February 15, children had the opportunity to draw their dream playspace, and those drawings were used as inspiration for the final design. The playground is slated to be installed during a community build day on April 27, 2023. Click here to learn more & register as a volunteer!
Fenway's Dog Park
Update: Fence installation is complete. Shade and bench installation is underway and slated to be complete in April. The dog park park will remain open throughout the duration of this project. Portions of the dog park may close as construction progresses.
Goodlettsville Parks and Rec applied for a Dog Park Dash grant through the Boyd Foundation in the Spring of 2022. On September 26, 2022 the City of Goodlettsville was presented a $25,000 check, by the Boyd Foundation, to use for enhancements to its existing dog park, Fenway’s Park, located within Moss-Wright Park. In its final year, the Tennessee Dog Park Dash, funded by the Boyd Foundation, is an initiative that was launched in 2018 by Randy and Jenny Boyd with the Boyd Foundation, who pledged $3 million to build 100 dog parks across the state, with the goal of making Tennessee the most pet-friendly state in the nation. Enhancements will include expanded fencing areas for dogs to run and play and site amenities such as shade and additional benches. Work will begin in late Fall of 2022 for a Spring 2023 grand re-opening.
Rachel's Garden Playground
Update: The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced a $350,000 parks and recreation grant for the City of Goodlettsville for a playground at Peay Park in June of 2021. The City of Goodlettsville will provide a $350,000 match. Read the full announcement article here. State contracts were finalized on August 15, 2022 allowing work to begin. On Thursday, March 9, the Goodlettsville Fire Department’s non-profit group presented to the City of Goodlettsville a check in the amount of $650,000 as its generous contribution to the Rachel’s Garden inclusive playground, a $1.43 million project in total. The remaining balance will be funded by the City of Goodlettsville, as well as, a Local Parks and Recreation grant from the State of Tennessee.
We are in the process of selecting a vendor for the project, and will have a playground vendor finalized by April 13th. Work to the site will follow.
Rachel's Garden is a project of the Goodlettsville Fire Department's Kid's Christmas Charity that will install an inclusive playground at Peay Park. Fundraising efforts have been underway for several years, with a hope to raise over a million dollars for a custom build playground to serve children and caregivers of all abilities.
Learn more by visiting www.rachelsgardenplayground.com.
Peay Park Court Renovation
Update: Work on this project began in May of 2022 with the removal and setting of posts and sealing of the asphalt. Paving was complete in mid July. The final stage of the project is the coating/lining of the courts, installation of new fencing, and installation of nets and poles. Fencing is complete. A vendor has been selected for the coating and lining, which is scheduled to occur as weather permits (temperature is a factor). Lastly, the nets and poles (which have been purchased and are in our procession) will be installed.
Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation has capital funding set aside to re-structure and resurface the tennis courts at Peay Park. Across the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Budget years, you will see the upper court transition into three standard size pickleball courts and the lower courts transition to multipurpose courts. The multipurpose courts will include two standard size tennis courts and four standard size pickleball courts.
Moss-Wright Park Sand Volleyball Courts
In 2022, the City of Goodlettsville set aside capital funding to upgrade the existing volleyball court and add additional courts at Moss-Wright Park. On March 3, 2023, the ribbon was cut and four brand new volleyball courts were dedicated into the park system. The courts are set with boundaries for both recreational and competitive sand play.
Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan
Update: Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation's Master Plan was approved by the City Commission in its September 12th meeting. View the approved plan here.
Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation has been working with HFR Design and Kimley Horn on the development of a Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan. This document will help determine planning for the future of Goodlettsville's Park System.
Splash Pad and Restroom Renovation
Update: The Splash Pad at Peay Park was dedicated into the park system on Saturday, August 31st, 2019. The splash pad is located at 111 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville.
Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation is currently working to renovate the restroom in Peay Park and add a mechanical room onto the front of the existing building to support the Splash Pad at Peay Park. This is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019.