Nashville will open its latest downtown riverfront park on Saturday. Known as “The Landing” at Cumberland Park it creates a grassy slope and a boat launch on the east bank of the river next to Nissan Stadium.
Mayor Karl Dean and Metro Parks Director Tommy Lynch will open the new $5.1 million park, at 2 Victory Ave., at 8 a.m., to coincide with the annual Dragon Boat Races.
Lynch said concrete beach will allow for canoe and kayak rentals.
“It really gives people a place to play, and green space, down in the concrete jungle downtown,” Lynch said.