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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 throughout Nashville.

The sixteen member Commission was established in 1992 to be advisory to the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation.

It is comprised of seven Mayor-appointed citizens, four Metro Council members, and representatives of the Park Board,Planning Commission, Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency, and Public Works Department.

The Commission is served by three 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
  • Stan Fossick, Park Board
  • Mary Beth Ikard, Mayor's Office
  • Tom Palko, Water Services
  • Jason Radinger, Public Works


2018 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 21, 11:30 a.m.
  • April 11, 4 p.m. (field trip, to be announced)
  • June 13, 11:30 a.m.
  • August 8, 11:30 a.m.
  • October 10, 4 p.m. (field trip, to be announced)
  • December 12, 11:30 a.m.