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City and Elks Lodge Partner to Repair Sullivan Park


The City of Hendersonville and the officers of Hendersonville Elks Lodge 1616 are

pleased to announce that the two organizations are partnering together to repair the

restroom facilities at Sullivan Park located on Ashe Street in Hendersonville. The project

will be completed utilizing a $10,000 grant from the Elks National Foundation and

volunteer labor from the local lodge. The repairs will include wider doors, new plumbing

and fixtures. Prior to the repairs, the restrooms will be thoroughly cleaned and painted.

In addition, timed locks will be placed on the restrooms doors, similar to the Patton Park

restrooms, for added security and convenience. The project should be complete by late


The $10,000 grant application was one of 150 applications submitted to the National

Elks Foundation and one of only forty-seven funded nationally. The application was

prepared and submitted by the Elks Lodge in the fall of 2013. According to City

Manager John Connet, Frank Brady approached Mayor Volk in late summer about

finding a community project for the Elks National Foundation Grant program. Mayor

Volk inquired with City staff and determined that the Sullivan Park restrooms were the

perfect project. The restrooms had been closed for a number of years due to

vandalism, but the park was seeing a great deal of use from the Henderson County Boys

and Girls Club and the Green Meadows neighborhood. Mayor Volk stated, “We felt that

it was time to reopen these restrooms and show the neighborhood that the City had not

forgotten about them. We are very pleased to partner with the Elks Lodge on this

project.” This project is the first of several projects planned for Sullivan Park over the

next eighteen months.