Cumberland River Park

Nashville, Tennesse



Establish, Extend and Create.  Establish a new sports and tourism district. Extend the public realm along the riverfront. Create and revive connections between old and new neighborhoods.  We strongly believe that these three simple concepts can be the catalyzing forces for change.

Active-scape is a project that seeks to heighten the lifestyle experiences for residents and visitors of Nashville.  Active-scape dreams of big changes and the possibility of new outcomes but is grounded by pragmatic real world solutions. Active-scape has two goals, increase the amount of healthy public active spaces and connect people to the ecology of the site.  To accomplish these goals, we have a few simple concepts: establish a lifestyle loop (district), extend the riverfront and create urban linkages.

The establishment of a lifestyle loop is created through a hybrid of existing and new site programs.  Using the successful sports and tourism activities anchored by LP Field, Bridgestone Arena and Music City Center, Active-scape adds new programs which synergizes in a new district and supports an active urban lifestyle.

Active-scape extends the riverfront as a public space, but also imagines a greater vision for a waterfront park in Nashville.  Active-scape realizes possibilities to link Shelby Bottoms to Cumberland Park and beyond, where the riverfront becomes a connective element of Nashville.
At the pedestrian level, Active-scape reveals and creates new urban linkages for pedestrians and cyclists, increasing access to the public realm.  These new linkages create opportunities for hybridization and foster connections between neighborhoods.