The City Paper is reporting that "Mayor Karl Dean will ask the Metro Council to approve the $8.2 million acquisition of 600 acres of farmland near Donelson to be added to the city’s greenway and park space."
I am really excited about this. The land is beautiful and will add a really, really nice-sized park to the Donelson area, which could use one. Plus, as you know if you've read your Battle of Buchanan's Station history closely, there's at least one Native American burial site out there, and keeping the land as a park will go a great way to preserving the archaeological and sacred integrity of it and possibly others. It could be like a Bells Bend, but for the east side of Metro.
I'm especially excited to see how this ties into Peeler. From the map, it looks like there will be some kind of bridge over the Cumberland, similar to the one that goes from Two Rivers to Shelby Bottoms. That will be really cool.
The only downside is that Two Rivers is already taken as a name when this would be the perfect spot to have a park named Two Rivers. Oh, well. Stones River Park will still be very nice.