Christmas came early for families living in Lake Forest subdivision in La Vergne this week.
They finally got the playground they have been promised for more than 20 years.
The equipment at Lake Forest Park was installed over the past several weeks and the playground is now open to the public.
Lake Forest, which has 3,500 homes, is the largest subdivision in the city, yet for the past two decades it did not have a place for kids to play.
Residents say they were promised a playground years ago but no one made good on that promise.
Earlier this year, city administrators began looking into the issue. They used $50,000 from the city’s budget along with another $30,000 donated by the playground equipment company and money from several sponsors to finally get the play area built.
“This gives children a safe and secure place to play where families can feel comfortable,” Mayor Senna Mosley told News 2.
A ribbon cutting will formally open the playground next weekend. It will take place on Saturday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m.
The playground is located at 401 Holland Ridge Drive.