In one of the fastest growing areas, Mayor Dean and The Land Trust believe it is imperative that we protect green space for the public health and spirit of the entire community.
This exciting success marks a big win for The Nashville Open Space Plan and Mayor Dean’s Green Ribbon Committee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean joined with Nashvillians at the new Mill Creek Greenway at Mill Creek Park for a community walk as part of the Walk 100 Miles with Nashville healthy living campaign.
The walk was a preview of the new greenway, which will officially open later this fall. Prior to the walk, Mayor Dean was joined by Metro Parks, the Greenways Commission and Greenways for Nashville to celebrate the opening of the 1.78-mile stretch of greenway on 70 acres of open space acquired during Mayor Dean’s first term.
During the August 16th event, Mayor Dean announced that Metro, in partnership with the Land Trust for Tennessee, has acquired 60 additional acres of park land that will become part of Mill Creek Park. The combined 130 acres will create a large natural area that will include active recreational activities, passive open space and a greenway to serve the Antioch and Cane Ridge communities.
“Southeast Davidson County is our fastest growing area where there is a need for more parks and greenways,” Mayor Dean said. “I am pleased that this land and scenic greenway create a Shelby Bottoms-type resource and passive recreation experience for the many residents and neighborhoods there.”
Participants walked 3.5 miles with Mayor Dean. The Mill Creek Park property was the first park land acquisition during Mayor Dean’s administration. The land is nestled in a large bend of Mill Creek with 1.5 miles of creek frontage. The park and greenway serve nearby subdivisions, including communities in Lenox Village, Sugar Valley and Mill Run.