One of Nashville’s newest urban parks, Cumberland Park is a family-friendly destination on the banks of the Cumberland River. It sits behind the Bridge Building and shares a parking lot with LP Field.
The park is compact, but chockfull of things an urban park should offer. Sidewalks meander through the space, allowing you to walk through a landscape of living walls as well as views of the Cumberland. There are education displays showing how Cumberland River water is purified.
There’s a kid-sized climbing wall, perfect for teaching little ones the sport of rocking climbing, and an outdoor amphitheater where, like everyone in Nashville, live music plays. There easy bike parking, too.
During the summer of 2014 much of the east bank of the river was under construction. A new riverfront, with access for kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding and other water sports is in the works. It is expected to open for summer 2015.