It maps every inch of protected open space in Davidson County and charts a community based vision for how to protect and connect the green infrastructure. It includes
- strategies for Nashville to improve and protect drinking water; increase access to local, sustainable food; make it easier for people to bike, walk and play; protect scenic and historic places from disappearing to development
- 27 recommendations that range from the simple (put signs on trails so people know they exist) to the ambitious (double the tree canopy downtown over 10 years). It calls for connecting open space in the four corners of Davidson County through a network of protected lands at key points along the Cumberland River, including a greener downtown.
“With thousands of acres a day lost to development, we don’t have time for plans that grow dusty on shelves,” Allen says. “We need to make the smart decisions now.”
"Nashville: Naturally" Open Space Plan. Download the 7.2 MB pdf file HERE.