Park Updates and Information - Friends of Fort Negley Park
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Park Updates and Information

Check below for all the latest news and updates on Fort Negley Park.

  • Nashville Mayor David Briley on Tuesday proposed the demolition of Greer Stadium and the restoration of the land so it can be reincorporated into Fort Negley Park, ushering in a dramatic change of fate for the historic site just days into his new job....

  • As Stephen Elliott reported last week for the Scene, the Cloud Hill Development and all potential redevelopment of the Greer Stadium portion of Fort Negley Park is off the table thanks to the results of the Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research group’s survey of the area....

  • District 17 Councilman Colby Sledge told the Metro Board of Ethical Conduct last week that he met with the Cloud Hill Partners in the Mayor’s office in late 2015, more than a year before the city put Fort Negley out to bid. “In late 2015 I was called into a meeting with the mayor’s administration and various department heads regarding a proposal from members of what became the Cloud Hill team. The Cloud Hill team discussed their proposal how the Greer Stadium property could be re-developed,” Sledge testified....

  • Country music legend Kix Brooks posted an impassioned defense of Fort Negley Park to Facebook earlier this week. ...

  • Country music star Kix Brooks has joined the opposition to Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's proposal to redevelop the old Greer Stadium property. Brooks, who has known to weigh in and has lent his support to Civil War preservation causes in the past, including the protection of Fort Negley, announced his opposition in a dramatic Facebook post on Tuesday....

  • This December, 155 years after the Fort  Negley was completed, "Save Nashville Parks" released a video they hoped will spread, educating people about Fort Negley and its history, and continuing a movement for preserving the site amid plans to develop 21 acres of the site. ...

  • But I think our ultimate goal should be to properly identify the remains and then return them into that ground, which they hallowed with their sacrifice. And, in that case, Fort Negley should become a federal cemetery — albeit very small one — with each person placed in his or her own grave, given his or her own marker, matching the markers of any other Civil War soldier. ...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Saturday marked 155 years since the construction of Fort Negley, a Union stronghold in the Civil War-era that was built by conscripted African Americans. Historians said they believe there were 2,771 men and women who helped construct the fort. Even though they were promised pay, many were forced to work in harsh conditions. Saturday, American flags could be seen planted into the grounds of the park's front lawn for every conscript. ...

  • As Mayor Megan Barry pushes for the redevelopment of Nashville’s abandoned Greer Stadium site, a preliminary archaeological review has determined a “high likelihood of human remains” on portions of the property. ...

  • In August, I started following Fort Negley Park on Twitter. To honor the 2,771 African-Americans conscripted to build federal fortifications in Nashville, Fort Negley Park started to tweet each name. Knowing nothing about the fort, I recognized those names needed to be honored. Reading and liking each one was the least I could do....