Collegedale Awarded Grant For Remodel Project In Imagination Station

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024
The City of Collegedale was recently awarded the National Demonstration Site Grant for the city’s upcoming remodel project in Imagination Station.  

The grant, awarded by GameTime as part of the 2024 Tennessee Recreation and Park Association Statewide Training and Funding Initiative, is expected to save the city approximately half of the cost on all playground equipment.  

Eric Sines, Public Works director for Collegedale, said the project will remodel the wooden portion of Imagination Station.
The plan includes a complete new modern play structure with a lot of inclusive elements, benches and shade coverings. 

GameTime, a leading manufacturer of playground equipment for people of all ages and abilities, provided up to $1.5 million in funding assistance to TRPA members.  The goal was to support the deployment of National Demonstration Sites that create healthy play and recreation spaces across the state of Tennessee.  

“As a member of TRPA, I was so excited for the opportunity to attend the workshop by GameTime which then allowed us to apply for the Funding Initiative Grant,” stated Christina Clark, Parks & Recreation supervisor. “This funding will help us remodel the rest of the Imagination Station playground and add much needed additions.”

Mr. Sines said the city plans to start the remodeling project in the late fall/winter season of 2024. Only a portion of Imagination Station will need to be closed for safety reasons during the construction. 
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