The New Riverfront improvements are designed to provide new public attractions, parkland and waterfront access, giving residents and visitors a reason to come and enjoy both banks of the Cumberland River. When fully implemented, the project area will be ten times the size of the existing Riverfront Park. These modifications include public features such as fountains, spraygrounds, boardwalks, overlooks, piers, performance spaces, wetlands, plazas, new docking facilities, increased bikeways, and open play space.
A restructured and expanded riverfront will be an astounding recreational and visual attraction for residents and visitors. It will draw more people to downtown along both sides of the river. The possibilities of adding public features, recreational opportunities, and improving the environmental quality of the land and water allows Nashville to turn and face the river once again; to give it back to the people and attain its full potential for future generations.