For safety reasons, Metro Parks closed Greenways on Monday pending a safety assessment after last weekend’s flooding. Some greenways sustained significant damage to bridges, boardwalks and barriers. Some sections of trail are impassable, and Metro Parks has deemed it in the best interest and safety of users to close the trails system until further notice.
Please refrain from using the Greenways until they are re-opened and please don’t attempt to climb or otherwise circumvent gates or other barriers.
As is customary for the ‘Volunteer State’, several have contacted us wanting to support a clean up effort. There is a cleanup currently being organized by the Richland Creek TrailWatch group. There will be much to clean-up at most of the greenways.
Individuals or groups wishing to organize clean-up efforts please contact the greenways office. After the assessments are complete, Metro Parks and Greenways for Nashville will coordinate with volunteer groups to begin the clean-up process. While the Metro Parks department does a fine job of keeping our trails maintained, they may appreciate the extra help during this unusually laborious period.
The results of the flooding on our greenways system is disappointing. With patience and work we will overcome this historic event.
Health, safety and strength to you and yours,
Greenways for Nashville