By Quint Qualls | Spring Hill Homepage
Food Truck Fridays, a new weekly event the Spring Hill Parks and Recreation Department is hosting, will launch next Friday, June 3.
According to Sonja Rine, recreation manager for Spring Hill’s parks department, Food Truck Fridays will be a dinner-time event series held at Evans Park, Harvey Park and Port Royal Park from 5-8 p.m. every Friday throughout June and July, and possibly part of August.
Organizers are also working on a back-to-school grand finale at the end of the summer in August, Rine said.
While parks department staff see the new event series as a way to showcase Spring Hill’s own local cuisine from area restaurants and food trucks like Delta Bound and Et Voila Bistro & Bakery, they also believe it is an opportunity to bring in a greater variety of dining options from outside the city.
Ideally, each of the three parks would have different food trucks that rotate between them every Friday, allowing all three parts of Spring Hill access to a variety of food trucks each week.
Food truck Fridays will serve dual purposes of opening up more varied options for dining and getting families outdoors and into the city’s parks, which is Rine’s primary task as recreation manager for the City of Spring Hill.
“We had talked about it before Earth Day, before the ‘Summer in 3, 2, Fun’ event,” Rine said. “Then people from the neighborhood near Harvey Park who came to the ‘Summer in 3, 2, Fun’ event said it would be so cool if we had food trucks here all the time.
“And it was within earshot of the vendors there at Harvey Park that day, and they said that Nashville had a lot of success doing it. I talked to guys at the TRPA (Tennessee Recreational Parks Association) about food truck Fridays, and they said it’s a real win-win.”
The parks department already has a number of food trucks lined up, but Rine said they are still happy to take more.