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East Park

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

East Park has 10 acres, and was founded in 1916. It has a playground, a community center, two baseball fields, and a swimming pool.

Historically, this site was a closeknit neighborhood. In fact, in 1862, at the home of then Nashville Mayor Cheatham, this is where the surrender of the city of Nashville took place. Fifty years later, that home was destroyed in the East Nashville fire of March 1916- the worst disaster in Nashville history at that time. It destroyed 648 homes, churches and schools. At a community open forum, the citizens of the neighborhood voted to establish a public park. The Nashville Parks Board purchased the land for $48K. It originally had a bandstand, but the bandstand was removed in 1956 to create a community center.

Today, this park is beautiful. It is the home to the Hot Chicken Festival and the East Nashville Beer Fest. The renovated community center has a gym for $3 per session, and bike rentals. Because it sits against the Warner Arts Magnet Elementary School, we found several small art murals around the playgrounds. The homes in the neighborhood surrounding the parks are 100+ years old. This Edgehill neighborhood park is very charming.

Name: East Park

Address: 700 Woodland St, 37206

History: 4 out of 5

Walkability: 2 out of 5

Kid Like-ability- 4 out of 5

Date Night-ability- 1 out of 5

Charm: 4 out of 5

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