Designed for Our Memphis Neighbors
Our first BlueCross Healthy Place was the $5.4 million revitalization of a historic Memphis park.
Whitehaven residents had already shared their desire for improved resources in their local park. We held a community meeting and a planning event at the local elementary school to gather input and ideas that directly influenced the final design of the new park.
The completed space has several new features, including a splash pad, accessible playground and a blacksmith play area, honoring park namesake David Carnes, one of the first Black landowners in the area.
- Community pavilion
- Splash pad
- Accessible playground
- Challenge course
- 40-yard dash
- Multipurpose field
- Fitness pods
- Play pockets
- Walking trail
The timed 40-yard dash allows friends and family members to compete against each other for the best time.
The accessible splash pad has misters, sprayers and activator buttons at heights for visitors in wheelchairs.
Play pockets include a small blacksmith shop in honor of park namesake, David Carnes.
The challenge course features a variety of obstacles to test strength and coordination.
The community pavilion can be used for a variety of events.
The paved walking trail makes it easy for visitors of all ages to get active.