I spent a majority of my Saturday at Nashville's Glover Park.
It was opening day for baseball and t-ball!
I was doing double duty that day. Half of me was covering the event and the other half was being a cheerleader for two of my boys, who are playing on one of the t-ball teams.
It was a pretty big day! Muddy the Mudcat came out and helped with the opening pitch, along with Town Manager Henry Raper. In addition, Elm Grove Baptist Church had a big festival at the park as well and many of the ball players and their families ended up out there at some point (including mine!).
The numbers for t-ball this year are pretty amazing. I believe they have doubled from last year.
Nashville has a new Parks and Recreation Director and she has hit the ground running, literally!
You've probably met Marguerite Bishop at some point over the past few weeks. If not, you've probably met her right hand man, Chris Taylor. The two of them have been busy over the past few weeks, recruiting players and getting ready for not only baseball season but the new music series the town will be sponsoring this year. The first one is April 21.
I'm not sure what's all in store for Parks and Recreation in Nashville but I know that considering all that's already happened in the first three months of Marguerite's time with Nashville, things are bound to continue to grow and improve.
It's exciting to see some life put into Parks and Recreation. It's certainly an aspect of a municipality that can bring new families to town. And Nashville really has a lot to offer families in the way of parks and recreation.
So congratulations to Marguerite and Chris on a successful opening day. I can't wait to see what's in store next! (And, neither can my boys!)