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Residents now have a new basketball court in Springfield. SUBMITTED

The City of Springfield and the Robertson County Health Department were set to celebrate the grand opening of a new basketball court located at J. Travis Price Park.

The new court was made possible from a Healthy Built Environment grant received by health department. It is part of a Tennessee Department of Health initiative to increase opportunities for healthy, active lifestyles by funding fitness projects in 89 rural counties.

This project included the construction of an outdoor basketball court and amenities, including benches and a trash receptacle.

“An outdoor basketball court has been a need in our city,” said Terry Martin, director of Springfield Parks and Recreation. “We can’t thank the Robertson County Health Department enough for everything they’ve done to make this happen.”

Following the grand opening, the new court will be accessible to the public during park hours.

This is the second Healthy Built Environment grant the City of Springfield has been a part of thanks to the Robertson County Health Department. The first partnership provided the purchase and installation of outdoor exercise equipment at J. Travis Price Park.

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