SHELBY PARK MASTER PLAN, NASHVILLE,
Opened to the public in 1912, Shelby Park is one of Nashville’s most historically significant parks and is adjacent to the Cumberland River and the 810 acre Shelby Bottoms Park. Master plan components focused on site solutions and guidelines for implementation that addressed issues such as vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle circulation, parking, athletic field configurations, design standards for lighting/site furnishings, signage, incorporation of new outdoor spaces, playgrounds, public art, hiking/nature trail opportunities, riverbank erosion/stabilization, floodplain constraints/opportunities and relationship to existing Shelby Golf Course. Critical to the master plan was the focus on sustainable planning, building and design practices.
The plan was developed with public input and
multiple workshops with Metro Parks’ program staff, natural
resources managers and maintenance staff.