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"Spirit of Nashville" Honors Shelby Park


Nashville, TN --- Metro Parks has a limited number of prints available from the Anderson Design Group’s, Spirit of Nashville series.  The department commissioned Anderson to produce the series to help bring attention to some of the most popular parks in the city.

This month’s print features Shelby Park.  Situated on the banks of the Cumberland River, Shelby Park is now entering its second century as one of Nashville’s most beloved public places.  The 151-acre property was purchased by the Nashville Park Board and opened to the public in 1912.

Shelby Park was home to Nashville’s earliest city baseball league (1915), and the city’s first municipal golf course (1924) which is still in operation.  Today, the park also offers softball, the VinnyLinks youth golf course, a boat ramp, community center, fishing in Lake Sevier, picnic shelters, and playgrounds.

In 1993 an adjacent 810-acre tract was acquired for permanent protection as the Shelby Bottoms Greenway, which now boasts twelve miles of trail and the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center.  Shelby Park and Shelby Bottoms offer over 1,300 acres of recreation in a natural setting, just two miles from downtown Nashville.

The Shelby Park print can be purchased for $24.99 each during the month of May ($10 less than on the Anderson Design website) from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Metro Parks Reservation Center, 2565 Park Plaza, Nashville, TN 37203.  Supplies are limited.

A 2013 Spirit of Nashville Wall Calendar, with all 13 Metro Parks prints, is available for purchase on Anderson Design’s website at

Shelby Park Print