Nashville's Top Picks For Parks

Nashville offers breathtaking views, and some of the most spectacular sites in Music City are housed in its parks. With ornate and pristinely kept gardens, hiking trails, and unique sites, the parks are wonderful places to spend an afternoon, a morning, or the whole day. From the historically-rich Parthenon in Centennial Park to the friendly wilderness of the trails in Radnor Lake, there's something for everyone. Year-round the parks are open and prepared to tip their hat in quintessential southern hospitality. But the fall offers the expansive and breathtaking foliage of the south, spring welcomes the awakening of a variety of gorgeous flowers, and summer ushers in Shakespeare in the Park. Whatever the time of year, it's always the season for a picnic in one of Music City's beloved parks. 



An active outing with an alternative twist, the Sixth Avenue Skatepark offers affordable rates, exciting inline stunts, skateboarding busts and BMX big shots make it the hottest destination for teen and adult skating fanatics. Safe from the...  Read More



A host for live music, country events, and gorgeous sunsets as twilight ushers in, Riverfront is a quintessential Nashville spot. The park is also a popular place from which to view the goings-on along the Cumberland River, and take in the...  Read More

Natchez Trace Parkway


Known for its beauty and true southern grace, Natchez Trace is a local favorite. Hop on your bicycle at milepost 444 and catch the north end of this winding road that runs from Nashville to Natchez, Mississippi. Spectacularly beautiful in the...  Read More

Hamilton Creek Park at Percy Priest Lake


Get on the water in a matter of minutes, because there's a sport for everyone at this recreation area on the western shores of Percy Priest Lake. A sandy beach for swimmers, a boat launch, a well-known mountain biking trail, and covered...  Read More



A jewel in the heart of the city, this natural haven for wildlife and humans offers five miles of paved roads for walking, running, or biking, along with five miles of hiking trails along the Cumberland River. Its proximity to downtown and to...  Read More



Animal lovers take note, nestled in the heart of Davidson County, this hidden gem is home to a remarkable array of wildlife – otters, deer, snakes, beavers, turtles, wildflowers, and more than 240 species of birds. Hikers can enjoy six miles...  Read More

Warner Parks


The perfect place for a scenic drive or a picturesque hike, Warner Parks offer endless opportunities. With nearly 3000 acres of forest located just nine miles from downtown Nashville, Edwin and Percy Warner Parks function together as the city's...  Read More

Hillsboro Village


A trendy and "hidden" locale, Love Circle is the site the locals refer to as Music City's lover lane. Located near Vanderbilt between Natchez Trace and West End, this residential street winds its way up a steep hill to a small park overlooking...  Read More



Vast, expansive, and close to downtown, those seeking solace find it at Centennial Park. At its center sits the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the venerated Greek monument that is the perfect place for a family photo. Inside, visitors foster...  Read More

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park


A nod to this soldiers who served for our country, The Bicentennial State Park showcases the WWII veterans' memorial. Visitors are invited to splash in the fountains, and stroll down a walkway that honors every county in TN. There's a 200-foot...  Read More


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