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Parks and Recreation

Greenways and Open Space Commission

The Greenways Commission of Metro Parks is charged with the planning and development of greenways and acquiring Open Space for future development of parks and greenways throughout Davidson County.

Established in 1992 to be advisory to the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, the commission is comprised of eight Mayor-appointed citizens, four Metro Council members, and representatives of the Park Board, Planning Commission, Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency, Water Services and Public Works Department. The Commission is served by two Metro Parks staff members.

Citizen Representatives

  • Ann Tidwell, Chair
  • Mark Deutschmann
  • Brenda Gilmore
  • Jeanie Nelson
  • John Norris
  • Charles Sueing
  • Grant Winrow
  • Tyler Yarbro

Council Representatives

  • John Cooper
  • Kathleen Murphy
  • Keven Rhoten
  • Colby Sledge

Metro Government and Department Representatives-Ex Officio

  • Monique Odom, Director of Parks
  • Peter Bird, Planning
  • Susannah Scott-Barnes, Park Board
  • Mary Beth Ikard, Mayor's Office
  • Tom Palko, Water Services
  • Jason Radinger, Public Works


2019 Greenways and Open Space Commission Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held at Metro Parks, 511 Oman Street, except for field trips (locations to be announced).

  • February 27, 11:30 a.m.
  • April 10, 11:30 a.m. (field trip, to be announced)
  • June 12, 11:30 a.m.
  • August 14, 11:30 a.m.
  • October 9 (field trip, to be announced)
  • December 11, 11:30 a.m.

Friends Group

Greenways for Nashville, a vital friends group to the Greenways Commission, is a citizen-based non-profit advocacy group devoted to enhancing and advancing greenways. For information on becoming a member or making a donation, as well as volunteer opportunities, visit Greenways for Nashville.

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Contact Us

Metro Greenways and Open Space Commission
Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation Department
P.O. Box 196340
Nashville, TN 37219-6340

615-862-8430 (Fax)