The iconic stone gates at the entrance to Percy Warner Park are part of Nashville’s historic landscape.
Originally built in 1932, thousands of runners and hikers pass through them every month as they make their way to the hilly trails beyond.
But, at nearly a century old, wind and rain had taken a toll on the gates, and over the years they had fallen into disrepair.
Now, after a community campaign led by the great-grandson of Percy Warner (Covenant Capital Group’s Govan White), the gates are back, restored to their original radiance.
They will be unveiled in a public ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.
The new inscription on the gates reads:
So that future generations may continue to enjoy the beauty of wood and field and flower, this gateway to the park has been restored to its original splendor in memory of Percy Warner.
Read the full story in The Tennessean: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/06/21/nashville-percy-warner-parks-iconic-stone-gates-restored-great-grandsons-support/718495002/