Mayor Announces New Drinking Water Fountains for City Parks, Greenways and Other Public Spaces
30 Fountains Being Installed That Fill Water Bottles and Pet Bowls
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean today announced that Metro has begun installing new drinking water fountains across Nashville that include three components: a drinking fountain, a water bottle-filling station and a fountain with a bowl for pets.
New fountains were installed this week at Public Square, Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Nature Center and Shelby Park baseball fields. Additional fountains will be installed around the city by the end of the year.
“We are putting water fountains in places where people gather outdoors and where they are active,” Mayor Dean said. “Water is a healthy and free alternative, which is important as we strive to be a healthier city. These fountains will encourage people to refill water bottles, which will help our city reduce waste, and are pet-friendly too.”
Water fountains are being located at city parks, greenways and outside Metro buildings.
The next phase of installation will be completed over the next few weeks at the Fulton Campus, the Nashville Farmers’ Market (two fountains); West Police Precinct; Metro Police Training Academy; Goodlettsville Library; Hermitage Library; Beaman Park; Bellevue Red Caboose Park; Cane Ridge Park; Cedar Hill Park; Centennial Park; Cumberland Park; Edwin Warner Park; Ellington Agricultural Park; Fannie Mae Dees Park; Hamilton Creek Park; McCabe Park; Stones River Greenway; West Park; and Woodmont Park.
Fountains are also being incorporated into new Metro buildings that are under design or construction, including the Midtown Hills Police Precinct; Central Police Precinct; Bellevue Library; Riverfront Park; and the Southeast library, park, community center and hockey facility (two fountains).