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Madison Park

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Name: Madison Park

Address: 510 Cumberland Ave, 37115

History: 3 out of 5

Walkability: 5 out of 5

Kid Like-ability- 5 out of 5

Date Night-ability- 3 out of 5

Charm: 3 out of 5

Madison Park is the first park acquired after the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation was established in 1963, at their first meeting. Elvis’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, donated $7,000 to help pay for the park. The park also hosted a`n annual Madison Hillbilly Day- proceeds of which were also used towards the park purchase funds. The park was purchased for $9,000n from Opha Bixer. The property was turned over to a nonprofit organization- the Madison Community Park, Inc- and was purchased back by Metro Nashville for $16,500 in 1988, in exchange for a promise to build a community center there. Today, it has 30 acres, and hosts a community center, a playground, public restrooms, picnic shelters, baseball fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, paved walking/jogging paths, and a multipurpose field. It underwent a major renovation in 2019, and there are further renovation plans in the future, including a plan for a dog park. The renovations are gorgeous, with a royal blue and gold theming.

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