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Putting the “Dragon” Back in Dragon Park

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Fannie Mae Dees Park
Hillsboro Village | Get Directions


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Putting the “Dragon” Back in Dragon Park

Nashville’s iconic dragon structure is reopening at Fannie Mae Dees Park


After two years of renovations, Nashville’s iconic Dragon will reopen to the community Sunday, May 20, thanks to the support of community leaders, neighbors, and volunteers.

The Hillsboro-West End Neighborhood Association (HWEN), in partnership with Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation, will kick off the Dragon’s homecoming at the first Dragon Music Sunday of the season. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m., with remarks from Mayor David Briley, and representatives from Vanderbilt University and the Hillsboro-West End Neighborhood Association. The Dragon will then be reopened for children to play on and neighbors to enjoy once again.

After the ceremony, Centennial jamBands will perform, followed by Webb Wilder at 5 p.m. This will be the first of four Dragon Music Sundays, a longtime neighborhood tradition of the summer. More information about upcoming shows can be found here.

The HWEN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been hard at work for over two years to raise money to restore this local icon through the Save Our Dragon campaign. From fundraising events to partnerships with local companies like Honky Tonk Brewing Co., HWEN has raised nearly $200,000 to restore the Dragon.

Most of the repairs have been made, but work is still underway, so the HWEN is continuing to raise money. Additional funds will be set aside in a restricted account for ongoing maintenance to keep the Dragon healthy for years to come. You can donate online to the GoFundMe page or make a check out to Hillsboro-West End Neighbors and mail to HWEN, P.O. Box 120521, Nashville, TN 37212.

Schedule:

Price:

May, 20 @ 4:00 pm

FREE

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