Southeast Metro Recreation Center and Park

Location: Nashville, TN
Client: Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

In early 2013, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Tennessee conducted a qualifications-based competition to convert an underutilized suburban retail mall into the new Southeast Regional Recreational Campus providing community center, library, ice center and park amenities on a 19 acre site.

The Southeast Davidson Community Recreation Center, a 40,280 square foot multi-level fully accessible facility, is a part of this new campus. The facility is oriented around a light and art filled public entrance atrium accessed directly from the public park area, or conveniently from public parking areas including an MTA transit stop. The design of the building is energetically modern and flexible to encourage and support a broad range of community use by all ages. Core facility offerings include:

• Reception/registration area
• Full size gymnasium
• Movement studio
• Strength Cardio room
• Suspended track
• Administrative areas
• Community meeting room
• Multiple lounges/game rooms
• Art room
• Teaching/demo kitchen

The Center’s accessible third level opens out to a large paved and partially shaded rooftop dining and activity terrace enhanced by a green roof garden and supported by a catering kitchen, full AV/digital connectivity, restrooms and generous storage.