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PROTECTED: Lakeshore Park, Knoxville

The Land Trust for Tennessee is excited to announce the protection of Lakeshore Park – a 185-acre public park in the City of Knoxville. Adapted from the full press release. As of Wednesday, November 2, 2016, the natural, scenic and recreational values of Lakeshore Park are protected, and the land will remain a public park forever. …

Beaman Park Expansion

August 2015 –  Nashville’s Beaman Park expands by 568 acres on the edge of the Western Highland Rim through the vision of The Open Space Plan, the investment of our city and the generosity of the Gilbert family. This brings the footprint of the rugged, wooded park in northwest Davidson County to 2,246 acres – …

Shelby Farms Park

Shelby Farms Park, which lies in the heart of Shelby County in Memphis, contains 4,500 acres of green space and 6.5 miles of urban trail.  The protected park has a number of features including The Wolf River Pedestrian Bridge, Woodland Discovery Playground, Lucius Burch Natural Area, Fishing Lakes, Shelby County community and educational gardens, stables …

Davidson County Open Space Plan

Nashville is a uniquely beautiful place. The wide Cumberland River winds around bends. Forested hills and hollows blanket the Northwest. Historic sites inspire reverence for the region. Community gardens dot neighborhoods with color. And parks and lakes are havens for wildlife and residents alike. It is this character of place and quality of life that …

Beaman to Bells Corridor

The Beaman Park to Bells Bend corridor project represents an unprecedented opportunity for Nashville and Davidson County to become a regional leader in rural conservation. Few, if any, cities of Nashville’s size retain an intact historic rural and agricultural landscape within 30 minutes of downtown. Buffered from development by the Cumberland River on the south and …

Adelicia Park

Adelicia Park was The Land Trust for Tennessee’s first truly urban property protected in Nashville under conservation easement in 2008. This small “pocket park” is adjacent to The Adelicia Condominium tower and is managed by the Adelicia Homeowners Association. The park was modeled after Gramercy Park in New York, providing scenic open green space in …