An upcoming open-house meeting will give Nashvillians their first glimpse of the designs for a new $8.5 million adventure play park slated for the east bank of the Cumberland River. The project is part of Nashville’s riverfront redevelopment project.
The meeting will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 15 at the west club-level at LP Field. Guests can park for free on the west side of the stadium.
Construction of the adventure play park — which consists of a wide-range of amenities for children and adults — is the first installment of Nashville’s riverfront redevelopment project, a 20-year plan to transform the Cumberland’s east and west banks through expanded parks, trails, water recreation and environmental preservation, among other things.
The park is to be situated on a triangular-shaped piece of land between the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge and the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge.
Mayor Karl Dean last year set aside $30 million in the 2009-2010 capital spending to jump-start the long-awaited revitalization.
Designs for the adventure play park are being completed by the architecture firm Hargreaves Associates in preparation for a late summer/early fall groundbreaking and an opening by the summer of 2011.
In conjunction with the new adventure play park, designers are also working on plans to renovate the old NABRICO building, which sits on the east bank.