South Inglewood Rain Garden
And the winner is…
Please join Tennessee ASLA, the Cumberland River Compact, Metro Parks and Metro Water Services for an exhibition of all the competition entries and a reception honoring the winning design. A first phase of the winning design will be installed at the park on April 12th with the help of a diverse group of volunteers. Come support this community effort.
Wine, beer, light hors d’oeuvres and a spectacular view of the city.March 6th at 6:00pm. Cumberland River Compact offices at the Bridge Building 2 Victory Avenue Suite 300 Free parking in lot R just off First Street Reception Flyer
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.
Design Brief - what you need to know to enter the competition
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.
Rain Garden Information
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