Upcoming Events

Meet Wharf Park: Urban Paddling Tour

Meet Wharf Park: Urban Paddling Tour


Join the Nashville Civic Design Center and Metro Parks for an urban paddling tour of downtown Nashville on the Cumberland River. This 3 mile paddle will begin at the Shelby Park boat ramp, and will explore areas of future riverfront developments, including Wharf Park! The tour will conclude at Riverfront Park and a free shuttle will be provided back to Shelby Park. The trip will be both fun and informative!

Have you ever seen the city from the river? If not, this will be a great experience to see what the city looks like from a different perspective.

RSVP & BYOB (bring your own boat-- paddle board, kayak or canoe)


Meet Wharf Park: A History and Walking Tour

Meet Wharf Park: A History and Walking Tour

Join Metro Parks and the Nashville Civic Design Center to learn about the history of a future riverfront park, "Wharf Park". This event will feature Carole Bucy, a professor of history at Volunteer State Community College and holds an appointment as the Davidson County Historian. She will talk about the history of the Wharf Park site, and how it has changed over time. After Carole's presentation, a few guides will lead small groups into the park and to discuss the future of the site.

This event will have two sessions, one starting at 9a and the other at 10a.

The walking portion of the event navigates through thick foliage and difficult terrain.  Attendees must wear long pants and closed toe shoes in order to hike through the Wharf Park site.


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