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Southeast Davidson Regional Park Master Planning

Southeast wooded Southeast lake

Preliminary background work has begun for the master planning of Metro Parks’ 600 acre property in Southeast Davidson County. Located near Cane Ridge High School off of Old Hickory Boulevard, this unique collection of parcels has come together over the past 5 years thanks to a partnership between Metro Parks and the Joe C. Davis Foundation.

Southeast Context map

Southeast Property Map

Identified in Nashville Naturally and Nashville Next as the last quadrant of the county in need of a large acreage anchor park, the property will serve the southeast-Davidson community with trails and park facilities that are greatly needed.

The diverse demographics of the Antioch area both economically and ethnically – this area of Nashville has the largest percentage of “new Americans” in the entire county – creates a distinctive opportunity to provide a park designed specifically as an inclusive space for all Nashvillians.

The master plan process kicks off following the March 2017 adoption of Plan To Play: The County-wide Parks and Greenways Master Plan.The plan lays out recommendations for Land, Facilities, Programs, Operations and Funding of the Metro Parks system. The planning and development of this new regional park will be one of the first opportunities to work toward the goals of that plan.

The design team hired to work on the 9 month master planning process has a broad perspective and many years of experience

  • Collier Engineering
  • Nelson, Byrd, Woltz Landscape Architects
  • Hodgson-Douglas Landscape Architects
  • Tara Armistead Landscape Architect

Project Schedule

Southeast Woods

  • March – May 2017, Discovery Phase: The project team is currently conducting background research to understand the ecological, topographic, historical and other aspects of the site
  • May 2017: Public kickoff begins. Metro Parks and the project team will host a public event as well as smaller stakeholder meeting to gather input from the community.
  • May – August: Framework Options: The project team will take the community input, combined with the Plan To Play county-wide vision and begin to develop plan options for the site.
  • August 2017: With a draft plan in place, the project team will present preliminary ideas to stakeholders in order to receive feedback and direction.
  • August – November, Master Plan Completion and Phase One Concept Plan: The project team will use community feedback to refine and complete the site master plan and further refine design and pricing construction f a first phase.
  • End of year 2017: Final public presentation of Southeast Davidson Regional Park Master Plan and feedback on phase one possibilities.

Connect

Southeast Barn

Did you miss the Hayrides and Hikes in May? Still want to provide input on the master plan? Email Park Planner Rebecca Ratz to provide feedback and receive email notification of upcoming events.

rebecca.ratz@nashville.gov