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Parks and Recreation

Greenways Commission

The Greenways Commission of Metro Parks is charged with the planning and development of greenways throughout Nashville.

The sixteen member Commission was established in 1992 to be advisory to the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation.

It is comprised of seven Mayor-appointed citizens, four Metro Council members, and representatives of the Park Board,Planning Commission, Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency, and Public Works Department.

The Commission is served by three Metro Parks staff members.

Citizen Representatives

  • Ann Tidwell, Chair
  • Mark Deutschmann
  • Donna Nicely
  • John Norris
  • Jennifer Westerholm

Council Representatives

  • John Cooper
  • Kathleen Murphy
  • Keven Rhoten
  • Colby Sledge

Metro Government and Department Representatives-Ex Officio

  • Adams Carroll, Planning
  • Stan Fossick, Park Board
  • Jenaa Smith/Jason Radinger, Public Works
  • Tommy Lynch/Shain Dennison, Parks


  • Shain Dennison, Assistant Director, Metro Parks, Greenways and Open Space Division
  • Cindy Harrison, Project Manager,

2015 Greenways Commission Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held at Metro Parks, 511 Oman Street, except for field trips (locations to be announced)

  • February 18, 11:30
  • April 8, 4:00 field trip
  • June 10, 11:30
  • August 12, 11:30
  • October 14, 4:00 field trip
  • December 9, 11:30


(615) 862-8400