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Parks and Recreation

Parks Administration

Parks Administration Building

The department is governed by a seven-member Board that meets at noon on the first Tuesday of each month at the Metro Parks Conference Room located at 2565 Park Plaza. The Parks Director is Tommy Lynch. The department’s divisions include: Maintenance, Planning, Recreation & Community Centers, Special Services, Natural Resources & Cultural Arts, Greenways, and Park Police.

One of the highest priorities of the Department and staff is providing safe recreational and cultural activities for the citizens of Davidson County. The mowing and maintenance of open spaces, athletic fields, golf courses, and other recreational areas for the enjoyment of park customers is also a high priority. The mission statement of the Department also recognizes our responsibility to preserve and protect the region's natural resources.

Some park properties are managed as natural areas to provide wildlife habitat, nesting sites for birds and other animals, and diversity of plant communities. This management strategy contributes to water quality and erosion control. These natural areas are ideal locations for the Department's popular environmental education programs, and for research projects conducted by students and faculty of area high schools and universities.

The Planning & Facilities Development Division is responsible for managing the planning, design and construction of parks and park facilities throughout the Metro Parks system. Major planning and construction projects are publicly listed along with project updates

The Metro Board of Parks and Recreation does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in admission, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. The department does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. For questions, concerns, or requests regarding the American Disabilities Act call (615) 862-8400, Centennial Park Office, Nashville, TN 37201.