Help Metro Parks design the Charlotte Corridor Rail-with-Greenway

Metro Parks is hosting two public meetings, 6–8 p.m. June 9 and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. June 11 at the Honey Alexander Center to gather design ideas and connectivity input for the proposed four-mile paved Charlotte Corridor Rail-with-Greenway project. This project is part of an effort to expand Metro Parks’ nearly 100 miles of greenways and 35+ mile City Central Greenway System. 

According to “The proposed greenway would tie into the existing 440 Greenway near Centennial Park, follow along existing rail line owned by Cheatham County Rail Authority, and extend to Frankie Pierce Park and the Nashville Farmers Market. Other possible connections to be made include Kossie Gardner Sr., Watkins, and William Edmondson Parks and Fisk University.”  

This proposed greenway corridor is of particular interest to the Vanderbilt community, as it is anticipated to easily connect to areas surrounding campus and beyond via pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly routes. 

If you are unable to attend either meeting about the Charlotte Corridor Rail-with-Greenway, please email with your thoughts and questions. 

Learn more about Metro Parks’ 2017 Plan to Play: Countywide Parks and Greenways Master Plan. 

This map of Metro Parks’ City Central Greenway System illustrates the proposed Charlotte Corridor Rail-with-Greenway along the existing Cheatham County Rail Line (in yellow).


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