2013 - Ongoing

Centennial Park features a microcosm of elements common to the Nashville area. The park is rich in physical clues as to how the geology, hydrology, ecology, human culture, urban development, and public health have shaped the land on the site, and Nashville. The land is embedded in these nested narratives that informed the City’s formation; and it is also a living park, where present-day Nashvillians go to experience their shared culture. Musical performances, arts programs, outdoor play, and recreation areas provide a space of public gathering and relief from the urban landscape that surrounds the park. NBW is leading the design and implementation of the Gustafson Guthrie Nichol masterplan for Centennial Park in Nashville TN. Phase One includes the daylighting of Cockrill Spring, currently running underground beneath the park. Fresh water from Cockrill Spring will also be pumped into Lake Watuga, and the lake dredged to achieve a sustainable improvement in water quality. Improved circulation, the creation of a variety of new gardens, meadow, a permanent performance venue for Musicians Corner, and the articulation of important historical connections are all facets of the first phase in the revitalization of the park.