38. Nashville’s Parks

Love this weather! Don’t you? It just makes you want to get out and have an adventure. And Music City has plenty to offer the adventurous these days. You can head on over to The Warner Parks (Edwin and Percy) that combine to make 2,684 acres to include picnic areas, hiking trails, running courses, and so much moParthenonOUtdoor415x272re. Centennial Park is 132 acres and features The Parthenon, a full scale replica of the Athenian original. Inside the Greek temple is a 42-foot statue of Athena just like the Parthenon in ancient Greece. Centennial Park also has a one-mile walking trail, and many other historic shrines to see. Bicentennial State Park is a great area to enjoy the sunshine, and discover Tennessee’s rich history with the numerous monuments around the park. Eastland Park is an awesome patch of land with plenty of playgrounds, and hosts a lot of special events throughout the year. If you are over on the east side of the river check out Shelby Bottom Park filled with 5 miles of trails perfect for hiking, biking, running, and wildlife watching. Fannie Mae Dees Park, or Dragon Park located in Hillsboro Village is beloved by anyone who sees it, and if you have not, GO! It is called Dragon Park because of the large mosaic serpent sculpture that slithers through the landscape. Children love it, and adults relish in its beauty. Children love to spend time at Cumberland Park, a one-of-a-kind nature and play area that includes a sand play, stepping-stone path with mist, stone climbing ropes, climbing nets, exploration trail, and a fountain to cool you off during those extra hot days.We have not forgotten about our four legged friends. Warner, Shelby, and Centennial Parks all welcome dogs. Please visit www.nashville.gov/Dog-Parks for more information on rules and policies.

Hope that offers plenty for you to explore and if you are looking for more fun in the sun check out: visitmusiccity.com/outdoorfun.

38. Nashville’s Parks

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