Brookmeade Park has had several overdoses, deaths, and fires over the last week.
One councilmember is calling this park the most dangerous place in Nashville and says the city needs to act immediately get these people help.
There’s been two deaths, three overdoses, and an explosion in Brookmeade Park all over the last week. This has Metro leaders and community advocates concerned for both people living in the park and the neighborhoods around it.
Rebecca Lowe with Reclaim Brookmeade Park says the people living in Brookmeade need housing and to get the help that they need more so now, than ever.
“Anybody who thinks it’s compassionate to let people be has no concept of the kind of mental illness that’s happening in this park specifically,” Lowe emphasized.
Metro Parks announced in a committee meeting they will put up a fence to help with the closure of the park, but they say they won’t put up the fence until all inhabitants are out of the park.
Then they will close it for cleanup and eventually open it to the public.
Metro Council’s Dave Rosenberg responded to this by asking, “I’m going to file an amendment…actually, I guess there’s no rush on it.”
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