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May 18, 2024

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Church Street Park to Host Free Open House

All-day Summer Open House on June 17 features  live music, yoga, art projects, family activities, free food and more .

After months of improvements, renovations and community-led curation of year-round programs and events for Church Street Park, the Nashville Downtown Partnership is set to unveil the new lineup of activities at downtown’s oldest pocket park during an all-day open house on Saturday, June 17

Offered free-of-charge year-round and rotating seasonally, the Park’s new diverse programs include:

  • Jazz in the Park (Mondays)
  • Lunchtime Concerts (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • Yoga in the Park (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • Movies in the Park (monthly, through August)

Though programming is already underway, the open house is intended as a way for families to experience a sampling of the Park’s summer offerings at one time. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the public is invited to drop in for nonstop family-friendly fun and to sample the park’s programs.

Activities include live music, yoga, art projects, our popular Recess Cart with chess and other games, Music and Movement Story Time with the Nashville Public Library, and much more. 

In addition, since many of the daily programs are convenient for downtown workers to enjoy before or after the workday, the Church Street Park team has organized a special “Work Perks in the Park” preview event on Friday, June 16. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone who works downtown is invited to come to their neighborhood park for free coffee, free lunch, and free live music to learn all about the Park’s summer schedule.  

“Downtown Nashville is more than just an entertainment hub. It is a community, a neighborhood and home where people work, live and play. Church Street Park is an essential part of that. It is a wonderful space for residents and visitors alike to relax, visit and enjoy. New and enhanced programming from the Downtown Partnership will make Church Street Park an even more valuable asset to our downtown community,” said Mayor John Cooper.

For updates and information related to the June 17 Church Street Park Open House or daily programming schedule, visit  



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.