Academy Park Campus
112 Everbright Avenue
Williamson County Enrichment Center
110 Everbright Avenue
Both Buildings are located at the Academy Park Campus
THE ACADEMY PARK PROJECT
Williamson County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce construction progress on two new facilities in Franklin. The Williamson County Enrichment Center, to be built where Battle Ground Academy's Fleming Hall once stood, will provide senior and therapeutic recreation programs, fitness and dance classes, community potlucks, special events and more. The center will be 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.
In addition to the construction of the Enrichment Center, the old Coverdale Hall building, constructed in 1905, will be renovated as a center for the arts. The building, that now sits empty, will be brought to life as a theatre, performing arts venue and art gallery. The Performing Arts Center will house a 300-seat state-of-the-art theatre space for dramatic productions, musical performances, camps and workshops. Both buildings will be available for rental to the public for meetings, events and theatrical productions. Williamson County Parks and Recreation will manage the two new centers, which are expected to open in late spring 2017.
BRICKS TO BECOME PART OF THE LEGACY
Brick Application Form
Looking for a unique holiday gift idea? Purchase a Gift Certificate for a personalized brick that will become 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 are now under construction 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, the Williamson County Public Library and Renaissance High School.
Commemorative bricks, from the old Fleming Hall building, will be 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 will include:
• Thriving campus consisting of Williamson County Public Library, Academy Park, 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
• Green space
• Sponsorship opportunities and naming rights