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Centennial Park’s facility maintenance and appearance, as well as personnel attitude and professionalism, snagged the attention of the World Sotball League, which named it 2018 Park of the Year.

Crossville’s Centennial Park has been named the World Softball League’s Park of the Year for 2018.

“We are very excited to receive this award,” said Tammie French, parks director for the city of Crossville. “It is an honor and a privilege to have such an outstanding facility to work with and an amazing staff that keeps everything running smoothly.”

The league selected Centennial Park based on facility maintenance, appearance of the park and the professionalism and attitude of the personnel. 

Edward Bradley, Tennessee chief administrator for the league, said, “Crossville parks worked so hard and diligently for WSL in 2018, especially during our rain-soaked state tournament. From the administration to the grounds crew, these guys and gals are true professionals. They deserve this honor as WSL Park of the Year, and we look forward to our relationship into 2019 and beyond.”

Bradley will present the award to French during the upcoming Tennessee Directors and Umpires meeting. 

The World Softball League is active in 18 states, hosting men’s, women’s and co-ed softball tournaments. 

French said, “The World Softball League is a staple in our tournament line-up. They have professional staff members and competitive teams.”

Last year, Centennial Park hosted 48 tournaments over eight-and-a-half months, bringing 313 softball, baseball and soccer teams to the community. 

The park also hosts local leagues with 166 teams and 2,182 players ranging from age 3 to 86.

The 2019 WSL State Tournament will again be held at Centennial Park July 5-7.