(photo: Hawkins Partners)

from The Tennessean

Metro is moving forward with a long-discussed plan to transform 46 acres of asphalt, concrete and gravel at The Fairgrounds Nashville into a park and green space, injecting new public uses into the city-owned property south of downtown.   Eight multi-use soccer fields, a 1.3-mile greenway, a dog park and other amenities are planned for the underutilized, flood-prone part of the fairgrounds on the site’s south end that is flanked by Brown’s Creek.

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