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  • Writer's pictureBrandi & Candace

Iris Park

Updated: Oct 24, 2020

There's not a whole lot publicly known about this park. But I can absolutely tell you why that is!

The city of Berry Hill is a satellite city in Nashville. The land itself was originally owned by William Wells Berry (1813–1876) who was the President of Third National Bank, and a wealthy landowner in town. In 1950, the people of this neighborhood voted to become it's own city, splitting from the incorporated city of Nashville. The city, in 1950, at its founding, was 1 square mile, and had less than 1,300 residents. Since then, many residents have moved out, selling their homes to local businesses. Today, there are less than 600 residents.

It's important to know this, as this area of town is very quaint, with many 1950's style homes, many of which maintain that structure and charm while housing businesses. You may find yourself shopping for jewelry in what used to be someone's bedroom. While still a city, since Nashville was incorporated as a metropolitan city, it governs over Berry Hill much like a county.

There are three parks in the center of Berry Hill. Iris Park is a very cute little playground. I really enjoyed the fact that the playground equipment is unique, and not the same, industrialized plasticy equipment you will find in every metro Nashville park. Berry Hill has a lot of personality, so it makes sense that its park would too.

Name: Iris Park

Address: 404 East Iris Drive, 37204

History: 1 out of 5

Walkability: 3 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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