Page Road parking lot at Percy Warner Park reopens Friday following renovations.
Park officials say the new lot — which includes a paved parking area, path to the intersection, and low stone walls and landscaping — will alleviate some of the long standing problems with mud, erosion, blocked cars, and other issues.
The new lot is part of a long term effort to solve traffic and parking issues throughout the park.
“Our goal with this project was to preserve the parks’ natural and cultural resources, while also enhancing the quality and safety of the user experience,” said Parks Director Monique Odom. “We feel like we’ve accomplished that goal. The project is now a maintainable facility that can remain open during all weather conditions, protects the environment, offers an improved visitor experience and is compatible with adjacent residences.”
The Page Road lot has been used as informal overflow parking near the Belle Meade Gates.
Officials say parking demand at the Belle Meade Gates may still exceed availability during peak periods. Visitors are encouraged to access the trail and road system from less crowded points of access which include the:
- Percy Warner Clubhouse, 1221 Forrest Park Dr.
- Deep Well, 6921 Highway 100
- Gaucho Road, 2628 Old Hickory Blvd.
- Chickering Road, 1651 Chickering Rd.