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.



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