Downtown Pocket Park to Open


Madison Avenue Park, a new "pocket" park in the heart of downtown is here and will open to the public tomorrow, April 21 with 12 hours of continuous free festivities.

From 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., rain or shine, the park will be a celebration space featuring film screenings, live music, food trucks, theatrical performances, and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:00 p.m.

Though tucked in an alley, the 7,500 square foot multileveled park is modernized with green space, performance areas, and an art gallery. 

The park, located where an abandoned Burger King once stood, is on the corner of Madison Avenue and Maggie H. Isabel Street next to the First Tennessee Bank Tower and local pub Brass Door.

Partial owner of Brass Door, Scott Crosby, along with partners purchased the land in 2013 and recruited the PARC Foundation and Davies Toews Architecture to co-design the space.


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