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Parks and Recreation

Special Events in Metro Parks

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Thank you for your interest in hosting an event at a Metro Park. There are many beautiful locations to hold special events in Metro Nashville Parks. These can be a wide range of things that include but are not limited to weddings, charity runs or walks, concerts, or cultural events. We are happy to work with you to discuss locations and go over rules and regulations so that you can have a great event in one of the parks.

Please note that some events will require Metro Park Board approval. These events include those requesting fundraising, amplification, or the sales/service of alcohol.

Applications that require Parks Board approval and are received less than 45 days prior to the next Parks Board meeting may not be approved.

Metro Park Board Meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month. Typically each meeting is held in the Recreation Building Conference Room, which is located at 2565 Park Plaza, Nashville TN 37203. Please refer the Metro Parks Board page for exact times and locations.

Filling out a special events application is required to have a special event in Metro Parks. Below are links to our special events application and a listing of our special event fees. To check the availability of a desired event date, or to ask general first time special event planning questions, please call 615-862-8400.

Applications that can be approved administratively must be received at least two weeks prior to the event date or they may not be approved.

All completed special event applications should be emailed to our Special Events Coordinator, Lisa King. Special event applications can also be filled out online by following the link below.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 196340 Nashville, TN 37219-6340

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Street Address: 2565 Park Plaza Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: 615-862-8400