Commissioners on the Metro Board of Parks and Recreation voted unanimously Tuesday to start the process of removing a Confederate monument from Centennial Park.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper enters office with a strong mandate from the city’s voters. Nearly 70% backed him and the ideas he championed, which were numerous and detailed: He proudly handed out 46-page policy platform booklets while campaigning.
Nashville’s next reopening phase includes multiple Metro Parks community and nature centers, as well as other facilities and major attractions.
The YMCA of Middle Tennessee plans to begin opening outdoor pools in mid-June. It’s one of the largest operators of pools in the region, with 60 pools and water features across more than a dozen sites.
Metro Parks is asking Mayor John Cooper for more than $6 million and more than 100 new staff members. The request includes funding for pool chemicals, enhanced disability services and professional development opportunities for employees.
Something has turned the water bright red this year in one of the wetlands within Shelby Bottoms in East Nashville. It has caused photos and discussions to pop up across social media.
When hiking along one of the trails in Percy Warner Park, visitors may come across a wooden, waist-high sign that reads “Farrell Road.” It stands right next to the wide dirt path widely known as the Warner Woods Trail. It appears to be anything but a road.
Listen / A Nashville preservation group has the go-ahead to relocate and restore a famed locomotive that has long idled in Centennial Park. The 1940s steam engine has drawn visitors and been featured on country music album covers, but the intent now is to get it chugging again for tourism trips between Nashville and Watertown.
Listen / Metro government has a master plan to create a ‘regional anchor park’ for a part of Davidson county that has often felt neglected.
Listen / A forested property that borders the Harpeth River in Bellevue will become a public park, in what one city official calls a “huge” gift. The long-coveted 51-acre property will be donated to Metro Parks by The Dorothy Cate and Thomas F. Frist Foundation.