City to upgrade tech at rec centers

Jay FitzOur Town Neighbors

A TVA initiative is helping the city of Knoxville’s Parks & Recreation Department apply data and innovative technologies at recreation centers and senior centers.

TVA is working with communities on pilot projects they value. The federal utility is funding more than $3 million in grant funding.

In Knoxville, a $70,000 grant, with a $30,000 local match, will fund the purchase of tablets, computers, smart TVs and projectors to improve programming and individual services available at all 10 city recreation centers, the Larry Cox Senior Center, the South Knoxville Community Center and the Knoxville Adaptive Recreation Center and pool.

Work on the TVA-funded Connected Communities projects is expected to begin this summer. “This grant will allow us to purchase technological additions that will work hand-in-hand with the public Wi-Fi, computers and printers that we’ve installed in recent months,” said Aaron Browning, deputy director of Parks & Recreation.

Learn more about TVA’s Connected Communities initiative here.

Information provided by city of Knoxville.

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