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Harris settling into role as park director

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NASHVILLE – Putting work into the park and knowing how important it is to the people of the community is the most rewarding part of the job for newly-named interim Nashville City Park Director Wendy Harris.
“People come from out of town and are amazed at our park facility,” Harris said during a recent interview.
According to Harris, the most difficult part of the position so far has been “dealing with tornado and storm damage and repairs during the busiest time of the year.”
“Juggling day-to-day responsibilities with the storm clean-up has not been easy,” she explained.
Some parts of the park have been temporarily blocked off from the public for workers to engage in repairs to damaged areas without harm to park visitors. Repairs are currently taking place, but Harris said the park staff and outside workers such as public work employees are working diligently to restore the pre-storm conditions of the park.
The park has recently received funds from a grant proposed in 2013 for repairs and renovations to the baseball complex. Harris said a number of upcoming events are scheduled at Nashville City Park including:
• June 16-18- Kids soccer camp
• June 23-25- Kids tennis camp
• July, 4- Stand Up For America organized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce
• July, 10- Dixie baseball youth tournament (13 & 14 year olds)
• July, 20- Dinosaur festival baseball tournament
• October, 8- Annual Golden Gathering
• October, 31- Annual trick-or-treat trail and zombie walk
• November, 3- Youth basketball sign-up
• December (TBA)- Holiday lighting in the park