Nashville Mayor Karl Dean made the announcements, explaining that one of the projects includes a park with a 2,500 seat amphitheater that will serve as the outdoor home of the Nashville Symphony. The entire park will be able to accomodate 6,500 people with outdoor lawn seating.
Expressing excitement for the project, Dean said that making the riverfront a destination and center of the city can create energy and excitement.
On the Cumberland River’s east bank near the newly renovated Bridge Building, the city will start on a park project that will include a boating dock and other amenities. In total, about 10.5 acres of new park land will be added to the city’s east bank.
In additional, the new amphitheater will help transform the city’s old’s thermal plant site. The 12-acre site will feature trails, a dog park and other outdoor spaces.
We’ll keep you up to date on the projects set to transform Nashville’s riverfront.