Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:48 AM


As more families flock to the eastern part of Hamilton County, the county's Parks and Recreation Department is working to make sure the area's three parks are up to par. Over the next five years, Standifer Gap Park, East Hamilton County Park and Apison Park will see much-needed renovations as part of an ongoing countywide initiative to improve the 16 parks maintained by the county. County Parks and Recreation Director Tom Lamb said improvements for the parks in the White Oak Mountain Area - which includes Apison, Collegedale, East Brainerd and Summit - would be especially important, as it is expected to receive 32 percent of the coming housing demand. "We need to start planning ahead now as to how we're going to be able to meet those demands for recreation and open space for then, too," he said. The tennis courts at Standifer Gap Park and Recreation Center are seen in 2015, after recently being refinished. The tennis courts at Standifer Gap Park and... Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press. No funds have yet been committed for renovations at any of the three parks. The projects have simply been scheduled, and the department will move forward so long ...

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