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Fact Sheet: West Riverfront Park and Amphitheater


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mayor Karl Dean today joined the project team and construction personnel of the West Riverfront Park and amphitheater for a topping out celebration. As part of the celebration, Mayor Dean and senior members of the project team added their signatures to a ceremonial beam that was hoisted to the top of the structure. The topping out celebration signifies safe completion of the framing of the amphitheater and a wish for continued success of the project.

"I am proud of all the work that has gone into this project so far," Mayor Dean said. "We have had more than 400 workers on this construction site, and our diversified business enterprise program, which focuses on hiring minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses as subcontractors and vendors, has proven successful. I look forward to the continued transformation on the riverfront and seeing everyone next summer when we open this park for public use."

  • Construction on the 11-acre park and amphitheater began earlier this year and is expected to wrap up in Summer, 2015.
  • Located on the site of the former Thermal Transfer Plant, the park includes:
    • Over one mile of multi-use greenway trails
    • Nashville’s first downtown dog park at 13,400 square feet
    • Ornamental gardens and adult-friendly swings
    • The Green, a 1.5-acre event lawn
    • Exercise and sports facilities, including two basketball half-courts.
  • The amphitheater will accommodate approximately 6,500 people.
  • The amphitheater and related facilities total 49,000 square feet. The amphitheater itself is 36,000 square feet on two floors and includes a stage that is 55-feet deep, 100-feet wide and 46-feet tall.
  • Public Wi-Fi will be available in select areas of the park.
  • Diversified business enterprise participation has exceeded 20 percent. The DBE program focuses on hiring minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses as subcontractors and vendors.
  • Construction Update
    • Man hours worked to date: 28,263
    • Workers participating to date: Over 400
    • Lost time accidents: 0
    • Tons of steel: 410.5 tons
    • Trees to be planted: 225, including 36 difference species
  • The park and amphitheater are being constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Recycled material weight to date: 125,820 pounds
  • 375,000+ gallon rain harvesting tank
  • 2,000-square-foot of bio-retention
  • 3,800 tons of rock crushed
  • Solar panel
  • Green roof
  • Geothermal heating and cooling system
  • Solar mobile phone charging stations for public use
  • Bike racks



Photos credit: Metro Photographic Services

Mayor Karl Dean shaking hand of project team member Mayor Karl Dean adds his signature West Riverfront Park sign


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