NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Good news has been announced for nature lovers who will have hundreds more acres of land to enjoy at a local park.
Wednesday, Mayor Karl Dean announced the expansion of Beaman Park in Nashville by nearly 600 acres.
It's part of the "Open Space Plan" designed to add more protected land to the city's landscape.
The gain was made possible because the family who owned the land agreed to sell it to the city at a large discount.
“I'd like to personally thank Harris and all the Golbert family for caring for our environment and protecting this natural area for future generations to enjoy,” Mayor Dean said.
This expansion assured Beaman Park would remain the second largest park in Music City.