Construction begins on Church Hill's new Derrick Park splash pad

Jeff Bobo • May 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM

CHURCH HILL — On Monday, workers began installing a $280,000 splash pad at Church Hill’s Derrick Park, which was originally scheduled to be completed and open June 6.

But, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the beginning of construction was delayed. The new projected completion and opening is in early August.

Derrick Park is located off of Ordnance Drive behind the Church Hill Food City, adjacent to the VFW, Holston River, and Holston Army Ammunition Plant. 

Earlier this month, the Church Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a $500,000 loan to pay for the splash pad, as well as new playground equipment which will be installed near the splash pad on a section of dead grass.

Derrick Park will also receive new at least two new shelters, an amphitheater, and additional parking on the VFW side of the property.

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