Rain Garden Design Competition

South Inglewood Rain Garden

Build Day – April 12th

Join TNASLA on April 12th at South Inglewood Park. We’ll be installing phase one of the winning rain garden.

Sign up through Hands On Nashville or RSVP to Rebecca Ratz at moc.liamgnull@ztar.acceber

And the winner is…

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Entry 015 – First Place

Entry 012 – Second Place

Entry 016 – Third Place

Entry 011

Entry 013

Competition Information

The Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects partnered with the Cumberland River Compact,  Metro Parks, and Metro Water Services to sponsor a design competition for a rain garden in South Inglewood Park. The competition is intended to raise awareness about stormwater in Nashville, engaging designers with the community to create a garden that can educate residents, school children and park visitors on how easy it is to have in impact right in your own yard.

South Inglewood Park is nestled in the heart of East Nashville on Cahal Avenue at Porter Road. This Metro Park has a lot to offer local residents – ball fields, a community center, playground, and walking trails. Soon the park will have a new rain garden. This specialized type of garden will not only add beauty to the street, it will have the additional benefits of removing pollutants from rainwater and recharging ground water through infiltration, and reducing overload on stormwater pipes that run to the Cumberland River.

The winning design  will be celebrated with a reception at the Cumberland River Compact’s office at the Bridge Building on the Nashville Riverfront.  In addition to the $500 prize for first place, the winning design will be constructed in April of 2014 with the help of volunteers in the community.

Competition Flyer

Entry Information

Design Brief – what you need to know to enter the competition
Register for the Competition


South Inglewood Site Maps

South Inglewood Park Photos

For CAD file contact Rebecca Ratz 

A majority of the plant material will be donated by the Cumberland River Compact. The link below is a list of plants that area generally available to the compact.

Plant List

Rain Garden Information

Overview of the rain garden process

Good tips on designing rain gardens

A how-to manual for Nashville

Information on Weirs and other design features

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