The city of Johnson City is asking citizens for suggestions on what to name a new public greenspace that will be located along State of Franklin Road at the former site of Free Service Tire Co. and other facilities. The 5-acre tract will serve as a stormwater detention basin that will assist with reducing flood events in the downtown area and will include an open creek channel with sitting walls, an amphitheater and a large greenspace for play and special event activities. Brush Creek will meander through the park and include three waterfalls, with the last one cascading into an area that will be funneled under the railroad tracks. The project is set for completion in September.
Visit www.johnsoncitytn.org/forms/greenspace to submit suggestions.
Ron Campbell/Johnson City Press