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Parks and nature in Nashville

Top nature recommendations from locals

Park
“Nice grassy park with Nashville's very own Parthenon, definitely check it out to see the gleaming gold statue of the goddess Athena. ”
  • 135 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at one end of the Greenway will connect you to the Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge on this 3 mile trek. Bring your walking shoes, bicycle or skates!”
  • 230 locals recommend
Garden
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“Every Saturday Live Music | 11 am – 2 pm Frist Learning Center Courtyard Drawing Room Beer Garden Activities Storytime in the Herb Garden | 10 am, 11 am, noon Family Activity | 10 am – 2 pm Beer Garden featuring lawn games and food trucks | 11 am – 4 pm Tours House and History Tour | 10 am, noon, 2 pm Gallery Talk with David Brooks | 11 am *September 21 only Walk with a Gardener | 11 am Guided Garden Tour | 1 pm Workshops September 21 | Noon – 1:30 pm The Art of Kokedama September 28 | 9:30 am – noon, 1:30 pm – 4 pm Ceramics for Beginners: Throwing on the Wheel October 5 | 10 am – noon Arranging Fall Florals October 12 | Noon Plant Propagation, Seed Selection, Budding and Grafting with Dr. Dilip Nandwani October 19 | 10 am Pick Your Own Bouquet with the Nashville Rose Society *Additional fee and online registration required. Every Sunday Live Music | 11 am – 2 pm Frist Learning Center Courtyard Beer Garden Wellness Tai Chi with the Chinese Arts Alliance | 9:30 am – 10:30 am Yoga in the Garden with Small World Yoga | 1 pm – 2 pm Tours House and History Tour | 10 am, noon, 2 pm Walk with a Gardener | 11 am Guided Garden Tour | 1 pm”
  • 203 locals recommend
Park
“Definitely visit while it’s still warm outside!! Beautiful views and satisfying sounds of pure nature. ”
  • 192 locals recommend
Park
“Shakespeare in the park in the summer, playground, ponds, etc make this a nice spot close to downtown to get a breath of fresh air or take a picnic lunch. Check online for museum hours if you want to tour the Parthenon.”
  • 183 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Serene and picturesque pathways in the heart of Brentwood/Oakhill neighborhood in Nashville. It's a great place to unwind and walk anytime of day. Parking can be a bear on the weekends. ”
  • 180 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Great for a short walk and see the history of Tennessee. Also for those who want a great stair workout, the stairs up to the capital are a popular run/climb!”
  • 110 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Great view of downtown. Parklike area for a family picnic, and a great place to watch the New Year's and 4th of July Fireworks.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Lake
“If you're looking to relax on the water to soak up some sun, this is the closest lake to Nashville.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Park
“One of the best places in Nashville to get photos of the city skyline. The park is on the bank of the Cumberland River next to Nissan Stadium and the pedestrian bridge. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Park
“This is one of the closest local parks. It features really nice rolling hills, picnic areas (with pavilions), and a fairly empty disc golf course. Its low key place to relax, if you don't feel like heading into the city.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Water Park
“Visiting during the Tennessee heat? You can cool off at the Nashville Shores Water Park. A definite local favorite!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Cool area to walk around with some art sculptures, a lake a land golf course.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“Check out the historic Cumberland Riverfront that started it all here in Nashville. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Gigantic hotel with tons of stuff to do inside. Right next to The Grand Ole Opry.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Excellent Winery on site, Visit the Fontanel Mansion, and dine at the nice Italian Restaurant. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop for those unique items needed to travel home with for you or others on your list. ”
  • 32 locals recommend