Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Greenwood Park

Marker ID: THC 3A 129
Location: Nashville, between Elm Hill Pike and Lebanon Road
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


At this location in 1905, Preston Taylor, a Nashville business-man, religious leader, and former slave, established the first park to serve Nashville's Negro community. Greenwood Recreational Park included a ball park, swimming pool, amusements, and picnic facilities. The park served as the site of the Negro state fair and Boy Scout summer camp. Greenwood preceded the city's public park for Blacks by 7 years and remained opened until 1949.