On the prestigious list of the National Register for Historic Places, Centennial Park is one of America's official cultural resources worthy of preservation. A designed landscape on one hundred twenty-two acres in the middle of Nashville, Centennial Park contains buildings and monuments that both maintain historical integrity and are, in many cases, one-of-a-kind, architecturally. The centerpiece of the park, the Parthenon, has been on the National Register since 1972.
Extensive efforts are currently underway to restore Centennial Park's prominence as a place that champions arts and culture, music, history, education, environment and health and wellness. An unprecedented Master Plan was shepherded by The Conservancy to preserve the park's unique elements while making it a leader in landscape stewardship and innovation.