The Information below is what I I have found digging through the internet about what is now called "Katie Hill" - Where I-65 and I-24 meet on the North Side of Nashville. I am documenting this mainly because 1. I am ADD and 50 things go through my head at the same time every single mine. 2. I am documenting the progress of this amazing part of Nashville.
Lock One Park?
So I took at look at the arial view map this evening on google. Looking for any possible green space, city parks, etc. that are developed or could be developed. What did I find? I found a little plot of land called Lock one Park. This is an abandoned city park that sits literally on the cumberland river.
According to a local blog I read: ( http://seemidtn.blogspot.com/2010/01/nashville-city-park-that-time-forgot.html ) Lock
Then lastly, I came across this blog. Written in 2007. The blogger stated some very interesting facts and observations that I find appealing about the area of town that no one knows about.
Today we spent Mothers Day across the river on the North and East Banks. The pictures below are from Lock One Park, which is across the Cumberland from MetroCenter. It is on a bluff that was one of the earliest white settlements on the river (1780). Before the TVA built dams to control Cumberland River flooding, this land had a lock for that purpose.
Lock One Park is a bit secluded, and I would not advise children going without adults. However, it has the potential to be a beautiful green space if Metro would refurbish the crumbling old walls of mortar stone and flagstone, clear out brush, and put in some safety rails by the river. It has an outstanding view of Downtown and across MetroCenter (the Mother House at Mount Vernon Gardens across MetroCenter Blvd. from Starbucks is seen clearly in the last photo). It would be a great spot for picnicking if Metro would tend to it.
( http://enclave-nashville.blogspot.com/2007/05/lock-one-park.html )
The link about also shows some pictures of this abandoned city park. A city park completely abandoned. A park with city views. A park with rich history (well it seems to be. There isn't a lot of information out there about it, but thats what intrigues me) . A park that could potentially be a place where children can play, families can enjoy the Nashville skyline and eat at picnics tables. A park where people could watch the barges and boats float by. A lot of questions in my head about this hidden spot. Ahhhhh more emails to send to public officials and a few more doors to knock on. I believe. Thats the cool part about entering unknown territory. What what if and what could be. :-)
March 26 2013