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Centennial Park


Greathouse was proud to work on both phases of the renovations for Centennial Park, one of the city’s major parks in the heart of Nashville.

During Phase 1 of the project, water from the Cockrill Spring was unearthed. It’s now irrigating the front lawn at West End and improving Lake Watauga’s water quality. Additionally, the rainwater that comes off the Parthenon roof drains to Lake Watauga, which also helps water quality.

During Phase 2 of the project, we installed The Great Lawn’s new turf and drainage system. Since the park hosts multiple festivals and events, they needed a new system that helps the lawn recover more quickly. Working with The Compost Company, we used an amended soil blend using compost created from various waste diversion partners, including Metro Nashville and Davidson County.

Throughout both phases, we planted a variety of native tree species, grasses, groundcovers, and perennials to assist in the water quality improvements.

Greathouse could not be more pleased with the finished, fully revitalized product. Phase 1 was completed in 2015 and Phase 2 was completed in 2021.

Project Features

  • New turf and drainage system
  • Improvement of water quality
  • Native tree species
  • Groundcovers
  • Ornamental grasses
  • Perennials
  • Amended soil blend with compost
  • Pedestrian walkways

Project Partners

  • The Compost Company
  • Hodgson Douglas
  • Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects