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Lock 1

Lock 1 Park has some interesting history. It was originally Heaton’s Station, a pioneer fort in 1780 (and, funfact: the subject of Nashville’s first historic landmark marker). In the 1890s, the locks and dams were constructed along the Cumberland to help steamships navigate the waters. But it was expensive, didn’t work well, and steamship utilization drops. Also, the Harpeth Dam made the Locks obsolete. In the 1950s, dynamite destroyed the Lock 1. Nashville Parks and Rec took over managing it in 1969. It has 3.42 acres, overlooking the Cumberland River. However, other than the view, there’s not much here. This park has not been taken care of. It’s overgrown, and brushy, and other than some unkempt greenery and concrete slabs, there’s nothing else here.

Name: Lock One Park

Address: 1530 Lock Rd, 37138

History: 5 out of 5

Walkability: 2 out of 5

Kid Like-ability- 1 out of 5

Date Night-ability- 1 out of 5

Charm: 1 out of 5

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