Mayor Briley to open Nashville's newest park

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Mayor David Briley, Conexión Américas and Metro Parks have planned the grand opening of Azafrán Park for August 11 at 10 a.m. The newest public park in Nashville will be next to Casa Azafrán.

The new park officials call "much-needed green space" continues development along the Nolensville Pike corridor.

“Whenever we can add green space to a fast-growing neighborhood in the core of our city, it’s a good day,” Mayor David Briley said. “Azafran Park will be a place where children and adults of all ages can gather, play, exercise and enjoy art that represents our diversity, and it wouldn’t have been possible without a visionary public-private partnership between Metro Parks, Conexión Américas and so many others. This is what collaboration for the public good looks like."

Officials said the need for more green space near Casa Azafrán in Southeast Nashville came in 2014 after the opening of Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Casa Azafrán Early Learning Center, which serves 96 pre-school children five days a week.

The new park will be open to the entire city and maintained by Metro Parks. The park features a sculptural maze, a preschool playground, a splash pad, the Flight pavilion and mural, a drum circle and the Roots & Routes International Coin Mural, an eight foot by six foot work of art made by local artists from coins around the world.

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