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Academy Park Campus

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Performing Arts Center
112 Everbright Avenue



The Academy Park Campus
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Williamson County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the completion of two new facilities in Franklin. The Williamson County Enrichment Center, built where Battle Ground Academy's Fleming Hall once stood, The  center is structured to faciliate programs and community engagement for senior citizens ages 55 and up Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm. During afternoon, evenings and weekends, the venue transitions to offer programs for young and old alike offering classes and events to include: arts and crafts, music, dance, theatre and much more.  The center is a state of the art facility built on the site of the original Battle Ground Academy campus where the rich history of the county has been preserved, while the ever-changing needs of a growing community are still being met. 

For more information regarding Senior programs, click here
For more information regarding Cultural Arts programs, click here

In addition to the new Enrichment Center, the old Coverdale Hall building, constructed in 1905, has been renovated as a center for the arts. The building has been brought to life as a theatre, performing arts venue and art gallery. The Performing Arts Center houses a 300-seat state-of-the-art theatre space for dramatic productions, musical performances, camps and workshops.  Both buildings are available for rental to the public for meetings, events and theatrical productions. Williamson County Parks and Recreation manages both centers.
   
BRICKS ARE NOW PART OF THE LEGACY
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Looking for a unique holiday gift idea? Purchase a Gift Certificate for a personalized brick that is now a permanent part of the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department’s (WCPR) new Williamson County Enrichment and Performing Arts Centers at Academy Park. The bricks, with custom engraved plaques, make unique holiday gifts for loved ones, mentors, teachers, performers, family members and friends.

Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) is pleased to announce that local citizens and their families can purchase personalized, commemorative bricks for the new Williamson County Enrichment and Performing Arts Centers.  The two buildings have been constructed on the old Battle Ground Academy (BGA) campus, a Franklin landmark institution founded in 1889 and located at 112 Everbright Ave. They join the thriving campus currently consisting of Academy Park Gymnasium, the Williamson County Public Library and Renaissance High School.

Commemorative bricks, from the old Fleming Hall building, have been installed as internal focal points within each center and will celebrate the history of the site while embracing the future community space the project will provide for years to come. WCPR director Gordon Hampton says the bricks will have wide appeal, stating, “We are hoping that all former and current BGA students and family will want to purchase bricks as a way to honor the legacy of the school, but we also want all local supporters of the arts and WCPR programs to buy legacy bricks.”

Single bricks are $100 each, and a special family placard (three bricks high and two bricks wide) may be purchased for $700. Several styles and background colors are available, and donors can choose to have their bricks placed in either the Enrichment Center or Performing Arts Center. For the brick application form, download a pdf brochure, or contact WCPR at (615) 790-5719, ext. 2032 for a brochure.

Some of the highlights of the property include:
•    Thriving campus consisting of Williamson County Public Library, Academy Park Gymnasium, Renaissance High School, Enrichment Center and Performing Arts Center
•    Walls and lobby of theatre serving as gallery for local creative talent
•    Programming opportunities for special needs population
•    Team building events for local businesses
•    Paved walking paths
•    Courtyards
•    Green space
•    Sponsorship opportunities and naming rights

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