The City of Franklin Parks Department unveiled two additions to Pinkerton Park– a mural compiled by 13 local students and spacenet playground equipment. Both the children’s artwork and bouncy, climbing equipment will be new attractions to the park available in time to the public for the Labor Day weekend.

The mural is a compilation of submitted artwork drawn by the students under the theme “Franklin, past, present and future” and was created earlier this year for the first annual Franklin Kids Arts Festival of Tennessee. Hundreds of kids were able to participate in painting the mural for its permanent installation under the foot bridge at Pinkerton Park after it was drawn on an 8×8 piece of plywood and cut into 6-inch squares. Valspar sponsored the mural installation.

“This is a great beginning to get more local art in our parks,” said Parks Director Lisa Clayton in a City of Franklin press release. “Our team did a wonderful job at the first annual Kids Arts Festival of Tennessee, and so many kids came out for the event. This is a wonderful way to showcase the creative talent we have in Williamson County and Franklin.”

pinkerton-park-spacenetThe playground received some sprucing up with the arrival of a 12-foot-tall Kompan Spacenet, which replaced some of the older equipment at the park. Designed for developing arm, core and leg strength, the hexagonal spacenet allows many users at one time to work their way to the top and down, around and through the mesh work of the net. Kids of all ages are invited to bounce and balance their way through the course.

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