Windward Slopes Park received the Four Star Award for “Best New Facility” in the population range of 10,000 to 20,000 from the Tennessee Recreation and Park Association. Windward Slopes Park includes tennis courts, a ball wall, playground, walking trail and pavilion. An important factor in the award is the park includes recreation opportunities for all ages. This award is the highest honor recognized by the Tennessee Recreation and Park Association.
Lakeland Park and Recreation Director Brenda Lockhart prepared the application for the grant for the Windward Slopes Park improvements and was a major factor in planning the activities for the park. Congratulations to Brenda!
TRPA is a non-profit professional society of approximately 1200+ individual and agency members organized in 1952 and in support the efforts of park and recreational professionals to achieve healthy, livable communities. TRPA exists to strengthen and unite those committed to the benefits of parks and recreation.
The City also received the Tier One Benchmarking Certification from the Department of Environment and Conservation Recreational Educational Services. This also involved a lot of work and effort on the part of Brenda Lockhart and is a major basis for a successful park program. The Benchmarking Certification is valid from 2007 to 2012.