Groundbreaking on the first phase of Nashville’s long-awaited riverfront redevelopment project is set for Tuesday morning.
Mayor Karl Dean and other city leaders will convene at 10 a.m. on the east bank of the Cumberland River to formally kick off construction of the city’s new Adventure Play Park, a 6.5-acre family oriented play park that is the first of several upgrades outlined in the city’s riverfront redevelopment plan.
Dean carved out funds for the $8.5 million project in last year’s capital spending plan.
Project leaders say the play park –– sandwiched between the Korean Veterans and Shelby Street bridges –– is designed for kids of all ages. Noteworthy features include a hollow designed for small children, a gorge for larger children, a spray ground, a scooped misting meadow, a grass amphitheater and a canopy that doubles as a stage for events up to 1,200 people.
Part of the play park plan includes renovations to the old Nabrico building, which sits near the park. It’s still not known what will be housed in the Nabrico building.