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Nashville Mayor's Office

A new survey of Nashvillians will provide fodder for a series of town-hall meetings that begin Thursday at Maplewood High School.

Mayor David Briley is bringing together residents with elected officials and department heads for six events in the next month (full list and RSVP here).

Harpeth River Greenway
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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.

Lock One Park Nashville
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Lock One Park may be one of Nashville’s smallest parks, but it combines easy access to the Cumberland River with a surprising skyline view — and early 1900s stone ruins that lend an air of mystery.

Meribah Knight / WPLN

A private developer has taken over large portions of a neighborhood park just off Music Row — to use as a staging area — and some neighbors are furious.

They say no one told them that for at least the next year, most of Tony Rose Park would be the property of one of Nashville's biggest developers. They say the move signifies a new level of intrusion.

Meribah Knight / WPLN

The McFerrin Park Community Center is still patched with plywood after bullets shattered the front doors and various windows. A week ago, two teens were shot and injured outside the center when a group of masked men drove up, aimed, and fired a flurry of bullets toward the front door, forcing the kids inside to run for cover. The police say they have not yet apprehended the suspects.

Blake Farmer / WPLN

The Metro Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday night in support of changing the name of Fred Douglas Park. The problem is, the parks board isn't technically allowed to change the names of parks.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

East Nashville's Fred Douglas Park may be formally renamed after famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Metro Parks department is trying to figure out how the name came to be, and the answer remains far from certain.

Kellytown Aaittafama
Courtesy of Hodgson Douglas

A new name has been chosen for an archaeological site near the border between Nashville and Brentwood. The prehistoric village that has been referred to as “Kellytown” will now be known by a Native American word.

Warner Parks Nashville
Metro Parks

It’s been a transformative year at the Warner Parks in West Nashville. The popular natural area has benefitted from several upgrades. But there’s also been a snag with a proposed expansion.

Metro Parks acreage
Metro Parks Plan To Play

In terms of total acreage, Nashville’s public parks stack up pretty well against cities like Denver and Louisville, and only slightly trail Charlotte and Austin.

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