Metro Parks Consider Alternate Plans For Greer Stadium

Posted at 7:53 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 20:55:41-04

Metro Park's board of directors has taken comment from several groups hoping to influence the development of Greer Stadium and the area around Fort Negley.

Along with Metro City Council, the Parks Department will play a role in deciding the future of development in the park. The Mayor's office has already shown support for a Cloud Hill Partnership bid.

In the Tuesday meeting at the Metro Park Department's headquarters, the crowd filled most standing areas and spilled out into the next room. Among the viewers were members of Friends of Fort Negley. The group presented a development plan for the area which would make it all a park. 

"What we would love to see is an all park plan," said Chris Cotton, board member for Friends of Fort Negley "The land that Greer Stadium currently sits on is part of Fort Negley park. So, we would like to see it restored fully to park land as the 2007 master plans and park department calls for."

Other plans were on display for the meeting, including Nashville Adventure Park.

"I would like that to be a gem for Nashville," said Devinder Sandhu, President of Nashville Adventure Park. "I would like that to be a park gem for Nashville where we expand the usage of Fort Negley, we expand the usage of Adventure Science Center, we modernize Adventure Science Center, we rehabilitate Fort Negley and make it a place where people want to come."

Sandhu put forth his bid along with four others in the original call late last year.
He's appealing Metro's bid decision.