Local dog parks, playgrounds reopen as state coronavirus cases rise: News from Nashville

Dog parks, playgrounds, outdoor basketball courts, sports fields and picnic shelters will reopen to the public June 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dog parks, playgrounds, outdoor basketball courts, sports fields and picnic shelters will reopen to the public June 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dog parks, playgrounds, outdoor basketball courts, sports fields and picnic shelters will reopen to the public June 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Nashville area.

Nashville dog parks, playgrounds reopen June 22 as city begins Phase 3

Nearly one month after Metro Parks and Recreation reopened community centers and tennis courts at partial capacity, residents will be able to access dog parks, playgrounds and other outdoor facilities beginning June 22 in compliance with the city's third reopening phase, according to a news release.

Coronavirus cases in Tennessee rise by 451 in 24 hours

Cases of the coronavirus in Tennessee have risen to 35,553 as of June 22, according to the latest update from the Tennessee Department of Health.

This marks an increase of 451 new cases reported since the department's last update June 21.

Ramsey Solutions to expand headquarters in Franklin

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Gov. Bill Lee announced June 22 that Ramsey Solutions plans to invest $52 million in expanding its headquarters in Franklin.

Coronavirus effects on Nashville's health care industry continue; demands for telemedicine increase sharply

Hospitals in Nashville and statewide are seeing record numbers of patients through telehealth and other services, but physicians are finding that patients are slow in returning to emergency rooms—or, in some cases, avoiding care altogether.

Williamson County officials, nonprofits work to provide mental health relief during coronavirus

In the lead-up to the creation of the Blue Ribbon Task Force in Franklin in 2019, Mayor Ken Moore said he heard from residents throughout his community that the number of people struggling with substance abuse and mental health had been going up and that many local resources available to help were not so easy to find.

Alex Hosey and Dylan Aycock contributed to this report.


Pool and splash park facilities will open May 1, according to the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department. (Courtesy Williamson County Parks and Recreation)
Williamson County outdoor pools and splash parks to open May 1

Weekend hours for indoor facilities will also be extended on weekends.

Coaltown Pizza & Public House opened in early April in Westhaven. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Coaltown Pizza & Public House now open in Westhaven

The eatery, which will be in a soft opening phase through April 18, offers signature pizzas such as Buffalo chicken, margherita pizza and smashed potato pizza, made with garlic ricotta sauce, bacon, cheese and smashed potatoes.

Hattie Jane's Creamery is now open in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hattie Jane's Creamery now open in Franklin

The ice cream shop offers signature flavors, such as Nana Puddin', Toasted Coconut Minty Chip and Chocoholic, as well as seasonal flavors, such as Blood Orange Mimosa and Strawberry Jam.

Waldo's Chicken & Beer will open in the former location of Captain D's on New Hwy. 96 West. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Waldo’s Chicken & Beer to open second Franklin location

The eatery will open a second location in Franklin later this year in the former site of Captain D's.

Approximately 1 million Tennessee residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
1/3 Williamson County residents have first dose; Franklin to host storm cleanup and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

As active cases in the county plateau, vaccinations are on the rise. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Williamson County active COVID-19 cases have remained largely stable for past several weeks

As active cases drop, the number of residents getting vaccinated continues to rise.

The city of Franklin will host a neighborhood cleanup April 19-20. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Franklin to host neighborhood cleanup for storm debris April 19-20

Debris and other household waste must be placed on the curb by April 18.

Harpeth House will open April 11 on the Christ Community Church campus. (Courtesy Christ Community Church)
Christ Community Church to open Harpeth House on Hillsboro Road

A grand opening celebration is scheduled for April 11.

Gov. Bill Lee announced April 6 he is in opposition to mandated "vaccine passports." (Screenshot via Facebook)
Gov. Bill Lee announces support for legislation banning 'vaccine passports'

Lee said he is supporting legislation that would prohibit government-mandated proof of vaccination status.

The meeting will be streamed online via Facebook and YouTube. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood to host virtual neighborhood meeting for new fire station April 8

Construction on the new station is slated to begin later this year.

The shop offers a selection of soaps made from all-natural ingredients. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Buff City Soap to open in Cool Springs

The store sells soaps, scrubs, bath bombs and lotions made from natural ingredients.