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Groundbreaking Held For Joelton Community Center

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Groundbreaking was held Thursday morning for a new community center in Joelton.

Mayor Karl Dean, Metro Parks, along with other state and local officials were on hand for the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Paradise Ridge Community Center.

The 9,000 square-foot center will be part of the new 99-acre Paradise Ridge Park on Morgan Road. The center will included a gymnasium, meeting room, kitchen and fitness area.

The park already has a picnic shelter and playground, and will later include a paved half-mile walking trail, basketball court and multi-use sports field enhancements.

Mayor Dean provided funding for the park and community center in all three of his capital spending plans. The total cost for the project is $2.3 million, including two grants from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

The site was formerly the home of a state rehabilitation center for youth in the 1950s, and Metro is leasing it from the state. Construction of the community center is scheduled to begin in the next few months.

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