Brentwood to host community meeting for input on inclusive playground

The city of Brentwood is asking residents what they would like to see included in the future inclusive playground at Granny White Park. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Brentwood is asking residents what they would like to see included in the future inclusive playground at Granny White Park. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Brentwood is asking residents what they would like to see included in the future inclusive playground at Granny White Park. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

As the city continues planning for an inclusive playground at Granny White Park, Brentwood officials are asking for the community's help in determining what residents would like to see in the park.

To help gather feedback, the city will host a community meeting July 27 at 6 p.m. at Granny White Park's pavilion.

During the meeting, city staff will present preliminary playground designs and ask for feedback. The city also sent out an online survey earlier this spring.

"We also hope to hear from the community, those who will use the park, live close to it, or perhaps are just interested in the project," Brentwood City Manager Kirk Bednar said in a release. "We want everyone’s input on what will make this first-of-its-kind playground perfect for Brentwood.“

An inclusive playground features equipment that is accessible to children of all abilities and developmental stages, according to the city. In May, the city began a partnership with the Rotary Club of Brentwood to launch a fundraising campaign with the hopes of raising $2 million for the project. The funding is expected to cover costs at the Granny White Park playground and a proposed playground at Crockett Park.


“The Rotary Club of Brentwood’s members love serving our community. The Rotary motto is 'Service Above Self,' and when we partnered with the city of Brentwood to build an inclusive playground, we began to dream big, launching a $2 million-dollar fundraising effort to build at least one, and possibly two, unique playgrounds for children of all abilities," said Sarah Johnson, Rotary member and chair of the Inclusive Playground Committee, in the release. "With help from our caring community, we plan to reach that fundraising goal this year. We are excited to be taking this next step in the progress. We invite anyone to attend this meeting who wants to help with the project, whether through future use, donations, or possibly helping in other ways.”

Residents interested in donating or learning more about the project can find more information here.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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