Healthy Place Playground

Farragut officially has a brand new disability accessible playground with the ribbon cutting and grand opening of BlueCross Healthy Place at Town Hall Park Thursday, Oct. 28.

The $750,000 fully-inclusive playground was funded entirely through a BlueCross Foundation Grant, and was one of only 10 awarded statewide in 2020. Pictured during the ribbon cutting are, in front, siblings, Nelson, Madeline, Julian, Rosemary and Jacob Reckers, who were among the first children enjoying the playground — even in the light rain that was falling. Officials from left are Farragut Alderman Ron Pinchok; Town Mayor Ron Williams; Chelsea Johnson of the BlueCross Foundation; Aldermen Drew Burnette and Scott Meyer. Town Parks & Rec employees in back are, from left, Brittany Spencer, Wendy Smith, director Sue Stuhl, Lauren Cox and Ryan Rhodus.