Walk of Fame

Park Improvements

 

Walk of Fame Park (WoF) is a two and a half acre park in the heart of Downtown Nashville. Located between 4th and 5th Avenues along Demonbreun Street, WoF is a centerpiece amid the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bridgestone Arena, Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the HIlton Hotel. The Park is home to the Nashville Music Garden, a rose garden featuring musically themed hybrid roses, and the Music City Walk of Fame, which honors significant contributors to the music industry with a connection to Nashville.

Initially completed in 2001, the park is located above a public parking garage which makes a majority of the park more or less a green roof. Differential settlement along the edges of the underground structure created accessibility issues within the park that had to be addressed. Additionally, the park is extremely active including daily visits from downtown residents and tourists, tour groups, and special events both large and small. A high level of use over the years had taken a toll on elements of the urban space. A primary function of the park is hosting special events, and construction was planned around CMA red carpet events, the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the Music City Marathon and CMA Fan Fest.

The redevelopment of WoF Park included a combination of major changes to sections of the site and cosmetic improvements throughout. This included the selective demolition and removal of large sections of concrete and installation of various geotechnical solutions to prevent differential settlement that had plagued many areas of the park. Minor drainage improvements were included to address stormwater runoff.

Approx. 62 existing Walk of Fame plaques were replaced/relocated to a new concrete plaza, and the rose garden was be transplanted into newly constructed plant beds. These activities required significant coordination with outside groups including the Convention and Visitors Corporation, The Lifeworks Foundation, and the Country Music Association.

Lighting and electrical upgrades will included relocating power service for temporary panels that serve special events in the park and replacing all existing conduit, circuitry and lighting within the park. New lighting includes all LED fixtures.

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