Athletic & Community Park (Proposed)

Exciting News from the Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department

Lakeland is working towards an athletic and community park...details posted when available!

Proceeds from sale of a City-owned house will be used to develop a city park and athletic fields on City-owned property at Memphis Arlington Road and Canada Road.

History of the Project:
2004 - City of Lakeland Purchased the site at 9661 Memphis Arlington Rd
2017 - City of Lakeland has an initial site plan developed for the property. The total project estimated cost was $15 Million. See the original concept here: Full Site Plan, Athletic Fields Section
2018 (October) - The City of Lakeland is awarded a grant from the State of Tennessee’s Department of Environment and Conservation’s Local Parks and Recreation Fund Grant’s program in the amount of $500,000.
2018 (December) - An environmental survey of the property revealed significant and widespread wetlands on the property.
2019 - Phase 1 site plan was re-designed in consideration of the wetlands. See Phase 1 re-design site plan HERE.
2019 (December) - Phase 1 site plan was presented to the Parks and Recreation/Natural Resources Board.
2020 (May) - Phase 1 site plan was approved by the Board of Commissioners

Fiscal Year 2021 draft budget contains the $1.5 Million (including the awarded grant funds) for Phase 1.
Estimated Phase 1 Completion: Fall 2021.

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Keep up-to-date by attending:

Board of Commissioners Meetings and Parks and Recreation/Natural Resources Board Meetings.

For more about the Parks & Recreation Department

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Questions or comments?

Contact Parks and Recreation staff