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Spring Hill Peter Jenkins Walking Trail Extension Opens Aug. 31

August 24, 2012

TriStar Health and the TriStar ER located in Spring Hill are trail sponsors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 24, 2012) – The City of Spring Hill, Tenn., announced that construction is nearly complete for the new Peter Jenkins Walking Trail Connection to Allendale Elementary School.

The trail extension was made possible with major underwriting from TriStar Health, partnerships with the city and community organizations, and fundraising efforts around the community.

Joseph Mazzo, vice president of clinical operations for TriStar Centennial Medical Center who is responsible for operations of the new TriStar ER at Spring Hill, said the hospital has been very excited to support building this walking trail.

“We believe in local opportunities that afford residents safe, healthy, and fun options to enjoy and be connected to their community,” he said. “As a member of the Spring Hill community, we’re proud to help invest in the greenway project and look forward to seeing residents use the walkway.”

Located on approximately 17 acres of open space within the community of Wyngate Estates, the new 700-foot linear walking trail connection will connect the established Peter Jenkins Walking Trail with the Allendale Elementary School sidewalk. The project includes a 25-foot bridge to safely cross a storm water drainage area.

“This trail connection will afford a safe, healthy, and fun option for adults and children to travel to and from the school and provide another fun location for recreational outdoor activity,” said Jonathan Duda, City of Spring Hill Alderman, Ward 2. “We’re excited for our community to take this next step in expanding our greenways and connecting our neighborhoods.”

This fall, residents will be able to walk from the trail directly to Allendale Elementary School. The new trail connector is the first of many greenway project enhancements the City of Spring Hill envisions for the community.

“The residents of Spring Hill, especially our children, will benefit from the tireless and selfless efforts of all those who came together to support this and future expansion,” Duda said. “This project is a reflection of resident, government, business, and non-profit entities working together with the best interests of Spring Hill residents in mind.”

In the future, the Peter Jenkins Walking Trail will connect to other schools, neighborhoods, and recreation centers; eventually connecting to neighboring towns to complete a regional greenways plan that is in place.

Partners leading the walkway connection include: City of Spring Hill, Waste Management, Wyngate Estates HOA, Rotary of Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station, Peter Jenkins, TriStar ER, Williamson Medical Center, Maury Regional Medical Center, Allendale PTO, Williamson County Schools, Sentry Property Management, Heritage Community Recreation Association (HCRA), John Maher Builders, John Maher in memory of Dr. Craig Ferrell, Outdoor Encounter, and many other businesses and residents within the community.

A community ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. on Aug. 31. will mark the official opening of the trail extension.

Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room located in Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.