Purcell Tours City’s Parks

With less than two weeks to go until the end of his term as Mayor of Nashville, Bill Purcell made stops over the weekend highlighting milestones in the city’s parks plan.

While touring the new visitor’s center at Fort Negley, which opens in October, Purcell says Nashville has invested about $179 million into his 10-year Master Parks plan.

“It falls to each new city council and each new mayor, in each new year to not only fund new projects in the plan, but to do that other important things we didn’t use to do, which is keep up and protect what we already have. It’s one thing to build something, but it’s the next obligation to take care of it.”

Purcell initiated the Park Department’s Master Plan that is designed to renovate, build and maintain the city’s parks, greenways and historical sites.

Before visiting Fort Negley, Purcell also attended a ceremony marking the $3 million renovation of the Nashville City Cemetery.

After the new mayor is sworn in on September 21st, Purcell is headed to Harvard University, where he’ll teach city management using his favorite city, Nashville, as the test case.

Click here for the the Park’s Master Plan click:

http://www.nashville.gov/parks/master_plan.htm


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