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McCabe Park

Updated: Jan 30, 2021

The property on which McCabe Park is was originally the Nashville Airport- named McConnell Field. When the airspace needed for Nashville began to outgrow the existing space, and the new airport began being built (the one we have now), this land was exchanged from the city of Nashville to the Nashville Parks Board in 1938. The park was opened officially in 1939. Another segment of land had been the site of the Municipal Children’s Home, and was transferred to the Nashville Parks Board as well to add to this park. It was named after Charles McCabe, who was the Nashville Park Commissioner. Edwin Warner helped build the first nine holes of the golf course. The community center was originally opened in 1960. Today the park has 208 acres, a community center, restrooms, a golf course, baseball fields, basketball courts, and a walking/jogging path.

It’s interesting that in 1948, upon building the golf course, the graves of indigenous persons were found. Archeaologists explored, and determined that this neighborhood was probably hunting grounds roughly in the 1200’s. The bones were given to the then Nashville Children’s Museum, which then became the Cumberland Science Museum, which is now the Adventure Science Center.

Name: McCabe Park

Address: 101 46th Ave N, 37209

History: 5 out of 5

Walkability: 5 out of 5

Kid Like-ability- 4 out of 5

Date Night-ability- 4 out of 5

Charm: 3 out of 5

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