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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.
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
The Peay Park Courts were renovated during the 2022-2023 budget year and officially opened in June of 2023. A combination funding sources provided the opportunity to renovate this once aging facility; a facility that was transformed into multi-use courts providing a variety of use to the Goodlettsville community.
The facility features three dedicated pickleball courts and two multi-purpose courts that will accommodate two games of tennis or four games of pickleball at one time. Click here to learn more about the facility.
Brooks Park Playground
On April 27, 2023, the ribbon was cut on a brand new playspace at Brooks Park. Through a partnership with KABOOM! and MAPCO, over 200 volunteers came together to build a playground for the community. The playground was officially open for play on May 2, 2023.
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.
Fenway's Dog Park
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. The updates were complete in Spring of 2023. Enhancements include expanded fencing areas for dogs to run and play and site amenities such as shade and additional benches.
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.