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Reservoir Park

Updated: Jun 28, 2021

Name: Reservoir Park

Address: 824 Argyle Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

History: 5 out of 5

Walkability: 2 out of 5

Kid Like-ability- 2 out of 5

Date Night-ability- 3 out of 5

Charm: 3 out of 5

This park opened in 1914, and has 16 acres, a playground, picnic shelters, basketball courts, and tennis courts. This land was originally a Union fort during the Civil War, which was abandoned. Not unlike Fort Negley, Nashvillians weren't too excited to preserve and protect it. In 1888, the reservoir was built for $350K, and it was the city's first water filtration plant. In 1912, the reservoir broke, flooding the nearby neighborhood. The reservoir is used to this day as storage for treated water. The land adjacent was established as a park in 1914, and for $10,000 a community center was built in 1932. It's a beautiful park, very accessible in the heart of Nashville. The playground equipment has seen better days, but there's a gorgeous gazebo. Also this park has the 4 foot tall stone wall that borders most Nashville parks built in this time period.

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