Little boy helps raise $440 for dragon park renovations

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A little boy did his part to help a raise some of the needed funds to help renovate Nashville’s popular dragon park.

The park, officially named Fannie Mae Dees Park, is 4-year-old Alex’s favorite place to climb and play.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

When he heard it needed money for repairs, he went to work knocking on doors and ultimately raised more than $440 for the “Save the Dragon Project.”

“It was to fix the dragon,” explained Alex. “It’s broken.”

Dragon park is located at 2400 Blakemore Avenue and after three decades, the renovations and repairs are needed. Many mosaic tiles making up the dragon have been knocked off or damaged.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

Work on dragon’s mosaic body is set to begin in January.

“What a heartwarming gesture, and I’m sure he doesn’t realize how very special this gift is,” said Chairman Jan Bushing.

Save the Dragon has raised $50,000 for the project but still needs about $100,000 more.

Councilwoman Berkley Allen said she plans to sponsor legislation to establish a maintenance fund to help save treasures like the park.

Read more about the project here.