Dragon Park in Nashville - a Haven for Children and Art Lovers Near Vanderbilt!

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Affectionately known as "Dragon Park", Fannie Mae Dees Park in the Vanderbilt area of Nashville, TN, has been delighting children and art lovers alike for over 25 years!  Located at 2400 Blakemore Ave. in the 37212 zip code, Dragon Park is a small open air park with a playground and a huge mosaic dragon!

If you look closely on the dragon, a mosaic masterpiece, you will see loads of characters, from animals to people to magical sea creatures!  It was the creation of Pedro P. Silva in the late 70s and was spruced up in 1999.  As a child, I can remember climbing on the magical monster and I love to see children still continuing to enjoy him now!

Nashville's Dragon Park - visit it for some fun and an artistic relic of Nashville!

Other Views of the Dragon:

Mosaic Art

Grandparent's Point of View

The Dragon's MySpace Page!


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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Emily, this is an excellent post for Localism. I had no idea Nashville had so many interesting places. I was there many years ago with some musicians and saw a completely different side of the city!

Nov 01, 2008 03:57 AM #1
Tim and Pam Cash
Crye-Leike (Sango) - Clarksville, TN
Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN

Emily, looks like a great place for a family outing.  Thanks for posting.

Nov 01, 2008 12:33 PM #2
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

So those big dragons don't scare those little kids? LOL

That is one unique park. I've seen parks based on airplanes, buildings, Swiss Family Robinson, and the like, but never one based on dragons. Pretty cool.

Nov 02, 2008 07:47 PM #3
Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Emily, I just love your photos!  This looks like a really fun place for children of all ages!

Nov 07, 2008 09:03 AM #4
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