Nashville - Centennial Park, Tennessee, USA


Nashville - Centennial Park, Tennessee, USA
Address: 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, United States
Nashville - Centennial Park, Tennessee, USA

Nashville - Centennial Park, Tennessee, USA

Centennial Park | Nashville.gov

Resources for Centennial Park.

Centennial Park is a top-rated park in Nashville. The 132-acre park is located at West End and 25th Avenue North. It features the Parthenon, a walking trail that runs one mile, Lake Watauga and the Centennial Art Center. There are also historical monuments, an arts center, an arts shelter, an events shelter and sand volleyball courts. A dog park and exercise trail can be found here. Every year, thousands of people visit the park to see the exhibits, attend festivals and enjoy the park's beauty.

Centennial Park also houses the Centennial Sportsplex.

Metro Parks and The Nature Conservancy partnered to create \"If Trees Could sing,\" an 18-part series of Web videos featuring Nashville musicians talking and sometimes singing about trees and their benefits. Centennial Park was equipped with custom tree signs that had QR codes and web addresses. Visitors can view the videos on their phones to see tree stories from Nashville talent. This initiative will give park visitors an incentive to visit the trees and provide a creative way for them to interact with them.

--From the book The Parks of Nashville: A History of the Board of Parks and Recreation, Leland R. Johnson.

This park was home to the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. The farm was originally owned by John Cockrill in 1783, his brother-in-law James Robertson. It became the state fairgrounds following the Civil War. From 1884 to 1895, it became a racetrack called West Side Park. The construction of the buildings for 1897 Centennial started in 1895 with the laying the cornerstone for the Parthenon reproduction on October 8. A large number of elaborate structures were constructed to accommodate the nearly 1.8 million people who visited the Exposition, from the President down. The Exposition ended on October 30, 1897. Its leadership demanded that the Centennial grounds and the Parthenon replica be preserved as public parks. This was the beginning of the Nashville city park movement.