Memphis City Council Renames Parks Temporarily

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(Memphis) The Memphis City Council has voted to temporarily renamed three Memphis parks.

Forrest Park will now be known as Health Sciences Park.

Confederate Park is now Memphis Park.

Jefferson Davis Park is now Mississippi River Park.

The temporary name change is an effort to get around pending legislation in Nashville that would stop cities from renaming parks that were named after wars or veterans.

The Nashville legislation was put in place after the Memphis City Council proposed renaming Forrest Park which is named after the Confederate General and KKK member.

The Council plans to go back later and rename the parks again.

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