Location: Next to the Green Hills Library
Size of Park: Small
Approximate Age of Patrons: My age
Topics of Conversation: Is this it? Where's the sign?
Stray Dogs Seen: None
Types of Vehicles in Parking Lots: Lots of family vehicles at the library
Perceived Safety: High
Number of Gunshots Heard: None
Dog Friendliness: Fine
Number of pitbulls sighted: None
Incorporation of Local History: None
Recommended Patrons: Library patrons and admirers of cute sculpture
"What a great idea!"
If this was the case, have a little sympathy for poor Mr. Beaman. He's all, "I got the city this charming little park right next to the library in your honor! Look at the cute statue I had made! And all of the benches!"
And she's all like, "Oh. Well. That is nice. I gave the city a huge chunk of northwest Davidson County in your honor."
True, Sally Beaman Park is no Alvin Beaman Park. But it is very nice in its own right. It has lots of places to sit and read after you've been in the library. It's very nicely landscaped. It's small, but not as small as some of the parks in town.
And it has the aforementioned cute statue. I am, I have to say, all for cute statues. And this one, with the old man touching his glasses to get a better look at what the girl is reading? It's just a lovely touch. You feel like the artist really captures part of the charm of libraries and the people who go to them.
It's a charming park and definitely worth checking out if you happen to be over that way.