“Mayor Dean charged the Centennial Park Master Plan Committee with one overarching purpose: to revitalize a park that is at once a prime player in Metro Nashville’s network of greenspaces while also serving as Nashville’s central park. This revitalization involves much more than a general sprucing up. The committee’s objective is a long range plan that acknowledges past and future simultaneously, respecting the tradition of Centennial Park as a showcase for Nashville’s culture, arts and history, while transforming the park into a model of sustainable ecological practice and horticultural excellence.”
Sylvia Rapoport, President,
The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park
Mayor Karl Dean and The Conservancy for the Parthenon & Centennial Park announced today that landscape architects Gustafson Guthrie Nichol have been selected to lead the design team for the Centennial Park Master Plan. The firm was selected through a competitive process led by the Mayor’s Centennial Park Committee, which was appointed in November 2008 to oversee restoration of the park and its historical monuments and features. The development of the Centennial Park Master Plan is supported by private donations from HCA, Vanderbilt University and Shoney’s and will be completed over the next 10 months. “Gustafson Guthrie Nichol designs have enhanced signature public spaces across the country – from Millennium Park in Chicago to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston,” Dean said.