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Public Input Meetings scheduled for Aaittafama Archeological Park

1/5/2018

Park is the largest late-prehistoric town remaining in Davidson County

NASHVILLE, TN (January 5) – Two public meetings have been scheduled to inform area residents of plans for Aaittafama’ Archeological Park, the site of one of the largest late-prehistoric village remaining in Davidson County.  The property was acquired by Metro Parks in 2014 to ensure its permanent preservation and enhancement.

Phase One of the Aattafama’ Master Plan for the green space calls for walking trails, historical interpretation, landscaping and parking.  The master plan was funded by the Friends of Aaittafama’ group. Metro Parks is applying for a 2018 Local Parks and Recreation (LPRF) grant through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to begin the park development.

WHO:              Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation

WHAT:            Public Input Meetings

WHEN:            11:30 a.m., January 9, 2018, Parks Small Board Room 2565 Park Plaza, Nashville TN 37201
                          5:00 p.m., January 17, Forest Hills City Hall, 6300 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
                        
In addition to the two public meetings, a “Social Media Public Meeting” will be held as a discussion on the department’s Facebook page, Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation.  Residents are also invited to share ideas and opinions for the park by emailing metroparks@nashville.gov. 

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 15,873 acres of open space, including 185 parks and 86 miles of greenway.

ABOUT FRIENDS OF AAITTAFAMA
The Friends of Aaittafama’ (FOA) is a nonprofit organization striving to preserve a unique Native American archaeological site in Metro Nashville for residents of Tennessee. FOA has raised $400,000 to help Metro Parks develop and preserve the property. The contribution included $100,000 from the City of Forest Hills. The Forest Hills Board of Commissioners advocated that the site be protected from commercial development and preserved as open space.