The dedication of a park in the name of a great woman in Murfreesboro

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Gladys Blanton in her school patrol uniform

City Parks & Recreation administrators will gather to dedicate Gladys Blanton Park, named after the retired school crossing guard who served the community for 45 years. The dedication will take place on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 1:30 in the afternoon.

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.

Who: City Parks & Recreation administrators, members of the City Council, Ms. Gladys Blanton and family.

What: A special ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate Gladys Blanton Park and to honor Ms. Gladys Blanton, who served as a school crossing guard for 45 years before retiring in 2009 at the age of 88.

When: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: Gladys Blanton Park, previously West View Mini Park
111 February Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

For more information contact Angela Jackson, Assistant Director, City Parks & Recreation Department, (615) 890-5333.

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