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Shelby Park

Hawkins Partners collaborated with EOA Architects on the Master Plan for one of Nashville’s largest and most historic parks. The 336-acre park is one of Nashville’s most active parks and includes a golf course, baseball, and softball facilities, a lake, community center, dog park, and numerous picnic shelters, play areas and trails. The master plan provides a comprehensive guide for future development, and unifies and improves pedestrian and vehicular circulation. We were involved in all aspects of the plan including extensive community outreach.

The Master Plan was completed in 2009. In 2012, Hawkins Partners was charged with the development of the first phase of the Master Plan; we served as the lead for the project. The improvements of Phase One involved creating a large event lawn, stormwater overflow infrastructure, new stream habitat, and a baseball field. The event lawn ended up being especially active, with walking paths, festival areas, a large plaza, seating berm, and exhibit locations for public art. The project opened on October 13th of that year for the Park’s 100-year anniversary.

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Nashville, TN
Project Completion:
336 Acres
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