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Parks and Recreation

Countywide Parks & Greenways Master Plan

In 2016 Metro Parks and Recreation kicked off a comprehensive yearlong master planning process – “Plan To Play.” Over 9000 people throughout Nashville-Davidson County participated in the process through a series of community meetings, surveys and events

Plan to Play was adopted by the Park Board in February 2017 and is the guide for park and greenway development for the next ten years.

Learn more about the process and view a copy of the plan and the executive summary on the Plan To Play webpage

Previous Master Planning

The Countywide Parks & Greenways Master Plan was adopted in 2002, after a complete evaluation of the system and a year of input from citizens throughout Davidson County. The plan recommended more than $260 million of improvements to the park system, including a number of new initiatives, and eliminating deferred maintenance to existing parks and facilities. Many of these recommendations have since been funded and implemented, with new community centers, greenways, nature centers, playgrounds and many other improvements now in place. Metro Parks initiated a new round of public input during a master plan update, which was completed in July 2008.