Monday, June 14, 2010

Owen Bradley Park: A Review

Posted By on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 8:15 AM

The statue of Owen Bradley encourages you to sing louder, to drown out the honking from all the people who cant manage the round-about.
  • The statue of Owen Bradley encourages you to sing louder, to drown out the honking from all the people who can't manage the round-about.
In Short:

Location: Along the Demunbreun Round-about
Size of Park: Quite small
Crowds: Quite Packed
Approximate Age of Patrons: Mostly in their 40s
Topics of Conversation: Mydog
Stray Dogs Seen: None
Types of Vehicles in Parking Lots: N/A
Perceived Safety: Medium
Number of Gunshots Heard: None
Dog Friendliness: Low in theory, high in practice
Number of pitbulls sighted: One (many, many discussed, though)
Accessibility: High
Incorporation of Local History: Medium
Recommended Patrons: Country music Fans

The park has some nice, young trees.
  • The park has some nice, young trees.
My out-of-town brother and I took the dog to Owen Bradley Park, which is right at the end of Music Row. It was awesome. We ran into three guys just leaving the park who asked us what line she was and asked if she bit and if it would be okay if they pet her. I answered "Um, she's from Iowa, originally. No. Yes."

Then we got to the statue of Owen Bradley and two women and a guy were sitting on the wall and they asked if they could pet her and said that they had eight pit bulls among them. Then, we did the small loop behind the wall, and two of the guys sitting on the benches that line the walk asked about her.

Shoot, people, by the time we had walked around the park (a trip that took five minutes, max), she was strutting like the homecoming queen.

Aside from that, it's a nice park. They've got a nice focal point in the Owen Bradley statue and wall with words that helps contextualize Bradley's importance in town.

They've got some nice benches, some cute lamps, and some lovely brickwork.

I'm not sure if the naked people statue is technically a part of the park or not, but I have to remind you, Nashville, how much fun it is to take someone who's never seen the dancing naked people by that statue.

My brother was all "Oh ha ha, look at the dancing naked people." And then he paused. "Ooooh," he said, "they're really naked."

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