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Groundbreaking for community park at The Fairgrounds scheduled for November 30


A groundbreaking ceremony for a community recreational space at The Fairgrounds Nashville is scheduled for 1:15 p.m., Thursday, November 30.

The park will include amenities such multi-purpose fields, open-air shelters, new restrooms, a dog park, and parking. Recreational fields will be constructed with reinforced turf to support Fairgrounds events and parking needs. Construction is expected to take 12-14 months. Improvements to the area near Browns Creek will be vital for floodway management while also providing more public access to the property on a daily basis.

This project is one piece of the larger investment into The Fairgrounds and addresses service area gaps as identified in Metro Parks’ master plan, Plan to Play.

  • WHO: Mayor Megan Barry, Colby Sledge, District 17 Councilman, The Fairgrounds Nashville and the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation
  • WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction for a community park
  • WHEN: 1:15 p.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017
  • WHERE: The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 (Access The Fairgrounds through Gate 6 located off Bransford Avenue. Parking is available near the ceremony site.)

About The Fairgrounds Nashville

In operation for over 110 years, The Fairgrounds Nashville is an ideal indoor/outdoor venue for meetings, conferences, trade shows, concerts and special events of all sizes. Home of the Tennessee State Fair, Fairgrounds Speedway and Nashville Flea Market, the property maintains 8 buildings with more than 120,000 square feet of indoor space for meetings and events with abundant parking. The location is only one-mile south of downtown with direct interstate access. To learn more about The Fairgrounds Nashville, visit us at

About Metro Parks

It is the mission of Metro Parks to equitably provide everyone in Nashville with an inviting and sustainable network of parks and greenways that offer health, wellness and quality of life through recreation, conservation and community. The department oversees nearly 16,000 acres of open space, including 185 parks and 86 miles of greenway.

Contact: Scott Wallace at 615-862-8980,