The American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Association have selected the City of Chattanooga as a Building Better Communities grant recipient.
With this grant, the city will install a new natural play space and outdoor classroom in East Lake Park. These features will occur in conjunction with the restoration of the East Lake Park spring-fed pond.
Community members will benefit from an outdoor classroom for local school groups that will provide environmental education around water stewardship and a nature-based playground to engage children and their families.
“Ensuring children and families everywhere have the opportunity to engage in physical activity and explore the benefits of nature is essential to building healthier, stronger communities and creating the next generation of environmental stewards,” says Lori Robertson, NRPA director of conservation.
Source: Chattanooga Department of Public Works