The Metro Parks department is dropping plans to buy the Nashboro Village Golf Course.
Metro Parks Director Tommy Lynch released a statement to Nashville's News 2 about the decision Friday.
The statement said, in part, “While we have a strong, unwavering commitment to the development of parks and greenways in this community, we will withdraw our staff recommendation to the Park Board for the acquisition of the Nashboro Village Golf Course.”
The city had planned to purchase the land for $595,000 and turn it into a public park.
The Metro Parks department met with neighbors of the golf course and agreed it was in the best interest of the community to abandon the plan.
Neighbors were worried that selling the golf course would hurt property values and community safety.
Residents now have the opportunity to pursue private funding to revive the golf course.
The golf course is located off Nashboro Boulevard, near Murfreesboro Pike, in south Nashville.
- Dec. 30, 2011: Neighbors want sale of golf course to Metro stopped