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Rose Park

Located at Nashville’s E.S. Rose Park on the historic Edgehill Civil War battleground, the E. S. Rose Park Athletic Fields are a shared facilities concept for use by Metro schools, Easley Center, the community and Belmont University. Owned and scheduled by Nashville’s Metro Parks and Recreation, E.S. Rose Park provides a 25-acre community facility that includes baseball, softball and soccer fields; a basketball court; a walking track; and a training facility.

Book the Athletic Fields

To book the athletic fields, call the Metro Parks permit office at 615-862-8400 and ask for Sports Reservations. You may also email sherry.walker@nashville.gov. 

Belmont’s Involvement at Rose Park

Consistent with the Nashville Metro Parks Master Plan, Belmont University invested more than $9 million to redevelop the park to Meet NCAA Division I standards for Belmont use and to generate new enthusiasm for youth sports, fitness and added support for the neighborhood schools. Belmont also makes annual lease payments to provide support to the surrounding schools, as well as support for youth and seniors programming at the Metro Parks and Recreation’s Easley Center.

The sports fields allow Belmont’s athletic teams to meet in one central location and gives the opportunity to host collegiate sports in the area while simultaneously supporting the local neighborhood. Belmont schedules park usage through Metro. Usage reports are available on the Metro Parks website.

About the Facilities

Unique features of the E.S. Rose Park Athletic Fields include:

  • a 750-seat synthetic turf baseball field;
  • a 250-seat natural grass softball field;
  • a new 300-seat track;
  • soccer facilities with synthetic turf for safety and speed;
  • relocated basketball courts; and
  • a single-story 5,150-square-ft. center providing team locker space and concession stands.
History of the Park and Community Involvement

In addition to its athletic offerings, the $9 million renovated facility has promoted new and improved collaborations between the Easley Center, the Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation facility located in the park, Carter Lawrence Elementary School, Rose Park Middle School, local neighborhood organizations and nearby Belmont University. 

E.S. Rose Park commemorates the legacy of the Reverend E.S. Rose, former pastor of Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (founded in 1866) from 1928-1944 and Nashville community activist.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Negro League Baseball, a plaque donated by Belmont University, was dedicated at E.S. Rose Park on February 29, 2020. The plaque recognizes Nashvillians who were players or team owners during the Negro League era and was unveiled by family members of Nashville Negro League players and owners and Metro government officials.