Ribbon cutting ceremony for inclusive playground held

Community members gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the inclusive playground at Fred Deadman Park Aug. 14.

At no cost to the city, the initiative was funded through State of Tennessee Local Parks and Recreation Fund Grant and Park Partners.

The sidewalk near the playground is ADA-compliant and easily accessible. The new playground is adjacent to the older one in Fred Deadman Park and near the skatepark.

It is very important for the community to have an inclusive place where all children can play, said Manchester Parks and Recreation Director Bonnie Gamble.  

The project was sponsored by: Dusty Elam Foundation, CoBank, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, Sportsmen and Businessmen’s Charitable Organization, Batesville Casket Company, American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Chaos Softball Team, Dr. Jay and Leslie Trussler, Jacob’s Technology, Manchester Family Medicine, Mike Niederhauser, O’Charley’s, Sherrill’s Pest Control, Suncrest Home Health and Viam; in memory of Andrew Gamble; in memory of Daniel Gassman; and in memory of Savannah Freeze.  

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