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In Franklin: Work to begin on new park and amphitheater

Ground will be broken Thursday
Franklin Amphitheater Rendering.PNG
Posted at 4:13 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 16:23:19-04

FRANKLIN — The planning has been done, now it's time to get to work on a 15-acre park just a few blocks from the center of town in Franklin.

Ground will be broken this Thursday on an amphitheater, which will be the centerpiece of the park. There will also be space for a farmer's market, a playground and picnic shelters. Work is expected to be done by early 2022.

The City of Franklin has been buying up the land, which has a history of flooding—including a major flood in downtown Franklin 12-years ago. Any future flooding in the area shouldn't be as bad, according to the city, because the park's grass will absorb the water.

The park will border on Young's Creek and Franklin's business district. It will also connect to the town's trail system.