Friends of Franklin Parks seeking donations to fund new project at Pinkerton Park


Friends of Franklin Parks seeking donations to fund new project at Pinkerton Park

PHOTO: Friends of Franklin Parks Executive Director Torrey Barnhill and other members of the 2017-2018 Leadership Franklin class pose with a check donated by FOF for a new ping pong table at Pinkerton Park / Photo courtesy of Friends of Franklin Parks.

By BROOKE WANSER

The nonprofit Friends of Franklin Parks are seeking donations to help fund the completion of a Leadership Franklin project that will add on to Pinkerton Park.

The pavilion at Tinkerbell, a playground inside Pinkerton Park, is a Leadership Franklin Class of 2017-2018 community improvement project.

The project includes upgrades to the pavilion, ADA compliant access to the area, a charging bar for electronics, concrete ping pong table, shade sails, and benches for park visitors.

“Our passion and goal is to provide the next generation an area that they can enjoy while keeping an eye on their children,” Joni Cole, a member of the Leadership Franklin project team and the owner of Gray’s on Main, said.

A rendering of the pavilion improvements / Friends of Franklin Parks.

Leadership Franklin is partnering with Friends of Franklin Parks and the City of Franklin to reach a fundraising goal of $20,000. The group is already halfway to their goal. Friends of Franklin Parks has chipped in $5,000 to sponsor the ping pong table.

Friends of Franklin Parks Executive Director Torrey Barnhill is also in the Leadership Franklin class.

According to the City of Franklin’s website, Pinkerton Park is the largest and most used park in the city park system. It consists of 34 acres, a one mile walking trail, grills, a playground, and open space.

After announcing a partnership with the city earlier this year, Friends of Franklin Parks worked with the municipality to unveil the new Storybook Trail in March.

To donate, click the link here, contact the Friends of Franklin Parks at 615-674-5388, or mail a check to the Friends of Franklin Parks at P.O. Box 549, Franklin TN 37065.

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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