Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Client: Metropolitan Nashville Parks and Recreation
This 1,500-acre park provides unique opportunities for environmental education and primitive hiking experiences. Lose & Associates designed the park’s master plan with significant public input. Careful environmental analysis led to the plan’s recommended locations for the nature center and trail network. Site challenges included design for roads approaching 18% slopes. The first phase of construction plans included site roads, parking and trailheads with wayfinding signage and trailhead marker structures for the park’s natural-surface trail network. The completed park was highlighted by Metro Nashville’s ADA code enforcement agency as a model project. The design for Beaman Park also won an ASLA Honor award, with special recognition of its commitment to accessible design.