“It’s kind of inconvenient for people to use it” as a city park, Vice Mayor Ed Hagerty said.
Mayor Linda Elam, who Hagerty said organized the trip, did not return calls seeking comment on the possible purchase.
Justice is part of a committee created last year to find land for new parks in the growing Wilson County city. He said the group has identified several possible park sites, including county-owned land at Division Street and North Mt. Juliet Road, as well as property in north Mt. Juliet on York Road adjacent to city ball fields.
By March, he said, the group could be positioned to move on one of those parcels.
“I don’t want to keep looking and keep studying” potential park sites, Justice said. “We’ve done all this studying, and all we have to show for it is pieces of paper.”