Home > News

Donation to fund new playground equipment at Bunche Park

Posted Dec. 21, 2017

group holding up a big check
District 5 Councilmember Gyna Bivens, third from left, joins representatives of North Texas Healthy Communities, CBS EcoMedia and Blue Zones Project Fort Worth to accept a donation for new playground equipment at Bunche Park.

A redeveloped Bunche Park in Stop Six will include new playground and fitness equipment designed for children and adult residents.

North Texas Healthy Communities, a nonprofit organization that is part of Texas Health Resources, in partnership with CBS EcoMedia and Blue Zones Project Fort Worth, donated $86,768 to buy and install playground and fitness equipment in Bunche Park, 5600 Ramey Ave.

The donation supports the tenets of the Blue Zones Project of moving naturally, encouraging social connection and putting families first. The equipment will provide children and adult residents of Stop Six with new ways to improve their health and well-being, fulfilling the missions of North Texas Healthy Communities and Blue Zones.

The equipment is a specially designed set of low-medium-high-degree exercise units. The equipment addresses the physical, cognitive and socialization exercises needed to perform everyday life activities for children and seniors.

Playground installation is scheduled to be completed in August 2018.

Get articles like this in your inbox weekly. Subscribe to City News

City News

Calendar

Transportation Public Meetings: 6 p.m. Jan. 16, 2018; Ella Mae Shamblee Library, 1062 Evans Avenue.
View the agenda »

Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Jan. 16, 2018; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Commerical Board of Adjustment Work Session: 9 a.m. Jan. 17, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Seconf Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

1 Million Cups - Fort Worth: 9 a.m. Jan. 17, 2018; Ensemble Coworking, 1617 Park Place Ave Suite 110, Fort Worth, TX 76110.

Commerical Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 10 a.m. Jan. 17, 2018; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session: 12:30 p.m. Jan. 17, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17, 2018; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Art Commission Special Called Meeting: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17, 2018; Art7 Crockett Community Gallery, 2831 West 7th Street.
View the agenda »

Northside Area Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Jan. 17, 2018; North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

Canceled Disciplinary Appeal of the Termination of Jesse Puga: 9 a.m. Jan. 18, 2018; Training Room 623, Sixth Floor, City Hall Annex, 908 Monroe .
View the agenda »

Urban Design Commission: 10 a.m. Jan. 18, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City of Fort Worth “Monthly Informational Forum for M/WBEs”: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway.

International Association of Fire Fighters, Local Union 440 Collective Bargaining Negotiations: 1 p.m. Jan. 18, 2018; IAFF Local 440 Office, 3855 Tulsa Way.
View the agenda »

Community Action Partners: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 2018; Fort Worth City Credit Union, 2309 Montgomery Street, First Floor Board Room.
View the agenda »

Development Advisory Committee: 2 p.m. Jan. 18, 2018; Development Conference Room, City Hall, 200 Texas St.

Aviation Advisory Board: 4 p.m. Jan. 18, 2018; Fort Worth Meacham International Airport, 201 American Concourse, Suite 306.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Housing Solution Board of Commissioners: 5 p.m. Jan. 18, 2018; FWHS Administrative Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
View the agenda »

Gateway Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. Jan. 18, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
View the agenda »

Trinity River Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. Jan. 18, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Affordability Inc.: 5 p.m. Jan. 18, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
View the agenda »

Race & Culture Task Force Community Meeting : 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 2018; Northside Community Center , 1100 NW 18th Street .

Business Planning with Stratpad Tools: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 20, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
Register for this event »

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Jan. 22, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 22, 2018; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

NAS Fort Worth, JRB Regional Coordination Committee: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2018; Fort Worth Mounted Patrol Building, 1901 N. Las Vegas Trail.
View the agenda »

View the full city calendar.