from a story on the WKRN website (video report at the WKRN website):
Mt. Juliet seeks buyer for Mundy Memorial Park
MT. JULIET, Tenn. – The city of Mt. Juliet has put Mundy Memorial Park up for sale.
The park is named in honor of Mt. Juliet Sgt. Jerry Mundy, who was killed in the line of duty in 2003, and at 29 acres, is the largest park in Mt Juliet.
It has four softball fields, an all purpose athletic field and a playground.
The park, however, is landlocked and hard to access, according to City Manager Randy Robertson.
“It is a nice park, a very nice urban park, but it is very hard to access Mundy Park,” he told News 2.
To the north of Mundy Memorial Park sits Interstate 40, to the west an industrial park and to the south and east, a sprawling neighborhood, leaving no room for the park to expand.
Robertson said they decided to put the park up for sale to “see what the market will bear.”
If a buyer is found, Robertson said city commissioners would use the money from the sale to buy land for a larger park closer to the city.
“It is kind of a domino story if you will, one of has to fall in place of another,” he explained. “If Mundy Park sells that would be the seed money to go somewhere else and do a bigger and better job for the citizens of our community.”
If Mundy Memorial Park was to sell, the new park would also be named in Sgt. Mundy’s honor.
“The fervor of this commission has given me the notion that certainly the name of Jerry Mundy would be sustained hopefully in even a bigger, more prominent format,” Robertson said.
City commissioners originally got the idea to put the park up for sale after receiving a proposal from a local church.
They, however, rejected the church’s offer.
Hmmm. . . It’s difficult to access, but we’d like someone to buy it. Really sellin’ it there!
And then. . . We got the idea to sell it when a church made us an offer. But we rejected the offer.
Where to begin?