New Community Center Opens
Featured speakers included Nashville Mayor John Cooper, District 22 (Bellevue) Council Member, Gloria Hausser and Metro Parks Director, Monique Odom. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony, guests were invited to tour the expansive facility in One Bellevue Place, adjacent to Ford Ice Center that opened in October.
At 48,000 square feet, the Bellevue Community Center is the largest public recreational facility in Nashville. Attractions include a spacious fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, gymnasium, running/walking track and a movement studio. Other amenities include a pottery studio, meeting facilities, a demonstration kitchen and common areas.
Age-specific classes and activities are available for everyone from toddlers to seniors.
Nominal fees starting at $3 are charged for visits to the fitness center or to attend a fitness class. Discounts are available for multiple visits and special rates are also offered to teens, seniors, college students and military personnel.
The entire complex boasts numerous sustainability features. Some of the highlights include solar panels installed on the roof to offset 37 percent of the center’s electricity consumption. Concrete floors, CMU walls and exposed ceilings make for a low-maintenance design and water efficient plumbing fixtures are installed throughout. There are eight charging stations for electric vehicles as well as dedicated bicycle parking spaces. In addition, the property has been landscaped with drought-tolerant plants and foliage.
The center opens daily at 6 a.m. More information is available by calling 615.862.8435 but the best way to experience the Bellevue Community Center is to stop by for an in-person visit.