- Associated Press - Saturday, May 16, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has announced long-sought plans for a large park in a fast-growing part of the city.

Multiple media outlets report Dean has arranged for 591 acres near southeast Nashville’s Cane Ridge High School to be preserved.

According to the plan, Metro Nashville would spend $14 million, while another $4.1 million for the Antioch park would come from the Joe C. Davis Foundation.

The Metro Council will consider the plan when it reviews the Dean’s spending proposal next month.

If the park is approved, it would be roughly five times the size of Centennial Park.

The acquisition is part of the city’s Open Space Plan, which calls for preservation of public and private land and was unveiled in 2011.

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