By Graham Sweeney
One of Collierville’s largest parks is set for major upgrades.
A new playground, 45-space parking lot and a covered stage area are some of the features that are slated for Hinton Park, which is located on more than 110 acres at Holmes and Fleming roads.
The town’s Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the park improvements on Thursday night.
Greg Clark, the town’s Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, said that a “main playground centerpiece” will be added to the existing playground.
It will feature a “handicap ramp, climbers, slides, net climbers, a platform and tower overlooks.”
The park improvements will partially be funded by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).
A “permanent stage” will also be constructed near the existing amphitheater.
The improvements will cost $1.5 million, with TDEC paying $750,000.
Another aspect of the project will be an 800-foot asphalt trail from Fleming Road to the Hinton Park Lake.
DT design|studio was chosen by Collierville to “translate the master plan into phases and revise the plan to interact better with the existing site and surrounding land uses.”
This is the second phase of improvements to Hinton Park. The first phase was completed in 2015.