David Carnes Park

at David Carnes Park

Designed for Our Memphis Neighbors

Our first BlueCross Healthy Place was the $5.4 million revitalization of a historic Memphis park.
Whitehaven residents had already shared their desire for improved resources in their local park. We held a community meeting and a planning event at the local elementary school to gather input and ideas that directly influenced the final design of the new park.

The completed space has several new features, including a splash pad, accessible playground and a blacksmith play area, honoring park namesake David Carnes, one of the first Black landowners in the area.

40-yard dash

The timed 40-yard dash allows friends and family members to compete against each other for the best time.

Splash pad

The accessible splash pad has misters, sprayers and activator buttons at heights for visitors in wheelchairs.

Play pockets

Play pockets include a small blacksmith shop in honor of park namesake, David Carnes.

Challenge course

The challenge course features a variety of obstacles to test strength and coordination.

Community pavilion

The community pavilion can be used for a variety of events.

Walking trail

The paved walking trail makes it easy for visitors of all ages to get active.

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