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White House receives Municipal League award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation

White House TN

As the city of White House continues to grow and develop, the city’s parks and recreation department also continue to grow and develop the programs, events, and services they provide to the community.  

In recognition of the concerted efforts made by White House officials to offer new and exciting parks and recreation opportunities and programming to their community, the Tennessee Municipal League is pleased to present White House with an award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation. The award will be presented Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at the 83rd Annual Conference of the Tennessee Municipal League (TML) held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.    

White House has recently added a Nature Trail in its city park that connects to its 3.5-mile greenway and has planned sidewalk projects that lead back to the greenway, allowing it to make a loop around the city. Lighted walkways make the greenway safer for citizens. The greenway provides five trailheads each with parking, water fountains, and benches, and connects to the city’s Veterans Memorial, which itself incorporated technological signage that allows visitors to go more in depth to learn more about fallen soldiers from the area.  

The city’s splash pad and pavilion are popular attractions, drawing numerous visitors for birthday parties and other events. White House added an amphitheater to this area to attract more visitors to outdoor events such as concerts, and the location of White House library along with the new White House City Hall and Community Center has further anchored this area as a central hub for the city. The former city hall and senior center is now being turned into a 70,000-square-foot recreation center that will house basketball courts, fitness equipment, a walking track, and esports center, furthering drawing residents to the area.  

The newly renovated White House Museum is dedicated to the city’s namesake and houses both important information on community history and the White House Chamber of Commerce. Each fall, the museum is the focal point of “The Gathering,” a living history festival that explores local history. 

Approximately 2,600 children participate in youth sports yearly at the various football, baseball, and soccer fields, and basketball courts located throughout the community. Looking toward the future, White House officials are planning the development of a recently purchased 104-acre property that will further enhance and extend parks and recreation opportunities.