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Oakwood Park officially reopens tomorrow


Remodeled park features playground unique to middle Tennessee and spectacular view of downtown Nashville

Mayor David Briley and Councilwoman Nancy VanReece officially reopen Oakwood Park at 1:30 p.m., tomorrow, April 13. The park reopens with a totally different look, new amenities, a unique playground, and a spectacular view of downtown Nashville from Mount Oakwood, the park’s peak.

Recent improvements to Oakwood, a 25-acre park located at 2701 Bethwood Drive, includes a new playground, rehabilitation of existing basketball courts, water fountain, benches, trash cans, picnic tables, signage, landscaping, and drainage improvements. Vehicular access was completely removed from the interior of the park, enhancing the pedestrian aspects. A primitive trail was blazed on the eastern slope to the top of the hill where it ties to an existing trail that wraps back down on the west creating a one mile loop.

The new, innovative playground is unique to Metro Parks and Oakwood. The equipment was engineered in Belgium by a company that is internationally known for their work and knowledge in the area of play – specifically focusing on how effective play design can motivate children, families, and communities to play, interact, and learn.

  • Who: Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation and Councilwoman Nancy VanReece
  • What: Ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor David Briley, Councilwoman Nancy VanReece, and
    Parks Director Monique Odom
  • When: 1:30 p.m., tomorrow, Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Where: 2701 Bethwood Drive