Skip to Content
Parks and Recreation

Stones River Bend Regional Park Master Planning

Stones Building and Tree Stones - Ravenwood bridge

Phase One - Schematic Plans

Metro Parks and the design team kicked off schematic design for the phase one area in January 2018. This began with a site survey so the master plan could be fitted to the site. Schematic plans for phase one allowed park planners to develop a more accurate opinion of probable cost and will now lead the team into the next phase of design - design development. Check back soon for more updates.

Phase One Schematic Plans

Final Master Plan Presentation

The plan is complete!

On December 6 the final master plan book was presented to the community at a an evening open house at the Hermitage Branch Library. The full plan is now available for download.

Stones River Bend Park Master Plan

Stones River Phase 1

Want to know more about park planning county-wide? Check out the Plan To Play county-wide master plan for an overview of the facilities and programs typical in a Regional Park.

Master planning is underway for Metro Parks’ 800 acre property in Donelson-Hermitage. Located on a major bend in the Stones River and including property that was once the Ravenwood Country Club, this unique collection of parcels has come together over the past 10 years thanks to Metro Parks’ partnerships with generous donors and supporters.Stones County Context

Ravenwood site property map

The Stones River farm, uniquely surrounded by almost four miles of highly scenic river frontage, is only a few miles from downtown Nashville. It is tucked off of Lebanon Road between the Donelson and Hermitage neighborhoods in a large bend of the Stones River just south of the confluence of the Stones River and the Cumberland River. The farm is extraordinarily beautiful and has a rich history.

The Stones River greenway currently runs along the edge of the site connecting this large park to Shelby Bottoms to the west and the Percy Priest Dam to the east. Stone hall, the local historic landmark known as the Donelson Home was acquired in 2007 and sits at the front of the site along Lebanon Pike.

Master Planning

The master plan process kicks off following the March 2017 adoption of Plan To Play. View the County-wide Parks and Greenways Master Plan. The plan lays out recommendations for Land, Facilities, Programs, Operations and Funding of the Metro Parks system. The planning and development of this new regional park will be one of the first opportunities to work toward the goals of that plan.

The design team hired to work on the 9 month master planning process has a broad perspective and many years of experience

  • Collier Engineering
  • Nelson, Byrd, Woltz Landscape Architects
  • Hodgson-Douglas Landscape Architects
  • Tara Armistead Landscape Architect

Project Schedule

Stones River Aerial

March – May 2017, Discovery Phase:
The project team is currently conducting background research to understand the ecological, topographic, historical and other aspects of the site

May 2017: Public kickoff begins. Metro Parks and the project team will host a public event as well as smaller stakeholder meeting to gather input from the community.

May – August: Framework Options:
The project team will take the community input, combined with the Plan To Play county-wide vision and begin to develop plan options for the site.

September 2017: With a draft plan in place, the project team will present preliminary ideas to stakeholders in order to receive feedback and direction.

September – November, Master Plan Completion and Phase One Concept Plan:
The project team will use community feedback to refine and complete the site master plan and further refine design and pricing construction f a first phase.

End of year 2017: Final public presentation of Southeast Davidson Regional Park Master Plan and feedback on phase one possibilities.


Stones Rock Outcrop

Stay up to date!

Want to be notified of upcoming Stones River regional park planning events and new information?

Submit your email and get added to our mailing list.