BlueCross Healthy Place at David Carnes Park

Transforming a Community Park

Memphis, Tennessee

Project

A Healthy Place for Everyone

David Carnes Park in the Whitehaven community of Memphis, Tennessee is the first Healthy Place project funded by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation. The nine-acre park includes two inclusive playgrounds, splash pad, walking trails, Challenge Course and outdoor fitness equipment, community pavillion and a multi-use turf field. 

GameTime designed the park with landscape architects and selected the play and recreation products based on feedback from the community. The year-long $4.5 million project is a transformation that will promote health and wellness for generations to come. 

Goal

Preserve the Past, Serve Future Generations
  • Create inclusive play and recreation spaces for all ages and abilities
  • Provide physical activity and outdoor fitness for the community
  • Preserve the legacy and history of David Carnes Park
  • Create a community gathering space that is a source of pride for years to come