Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Park Board, local businesses enhance park with new facilities


August 20, 2020

Attending an official opening on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, were, left, Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner, Regional Health Office Coordinator Sarah Russell, Development Coordinator Kelly Ware of the Regional Health Office, Park Director Randall Hinson, Coy Norris of Norris Construction, Chris Trull of All Around Underground, Park Board Chairman Don Barber, former City Council member Janet Turner, Park Board member Paul Rawdon, City of Hohenwald Mayor Danny McKnight, Park Emoloyee David DeBord and Park Board member Gabby Spears. Other members of the Park Board, not pictured, includeTimmie Hinson, Chad Clayton, Brandon Grady and Travis Hinson.

While attendance at Lewis County's Memorial Park has been less this year, due mainly to the Coronavirus pandemic's effect on youth sports, the facility, just north of the court house, has seen significant upgrades completed during the summer.

The razing of a 1950s or 60s era pavilion last year, made room for new restrooms and a new pavilion, just inside the Smith Street entrance, adjacent to the Girl Scout building.

A joint effort of the Park Board, Lewis County Government and the City of Hohenwald with additional grant funding from the state of Tennessee Health Department, the project was...

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