Murfreesboro City Parks & Recreation administrators and elected officials recently gathered to dedicate Gladys Blanton Park, named after the retired school crossing guard who served the community for 45 years.
Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons stated the park is named after Blanton because of her years of service to the community...
The older park that was at that location has been removed and the new park is now complete.
The Gladys Blanton Park renovation project was funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). The newly renovated park, on 1.4 acres in Franklin Heights, includes play features, landscaping and a small walking trail.
Total funding for the project was $150,000 with TDEC awarding $75,000 in matching funds to the City's Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) $75,000 in funding.
All photos by Jim Davis, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation