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Parks and Recreation

Warner Park Nature Center

Warner Park Nature Center is an environmental education and recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, Karl Dean, Mayor. The Nature Center is a place where people and nature come together.

Kids at PondWe serve as a jump-off point for exploring the 2684 acres of Nashville's Percy Warner and Edwin Warner Parks.

We offer a wide range of environmental education programs, school field trips, educator training workshops, outdoor recreation programs and other special activities for people of all ages.

We serve as a natural history and education reference center for individuals and groups.

We promote and serve as a resource for organic gardening and native plant landscaping.

Our campus includes the Susanne Warner Bass Learning Center which houses a natural history museum and programming space; the Milbrey Warner Waller Library complete with an extensive collection of natural history titles; the Emily Warner Dean Administration Building; a working organic garden including a greenhouse and a cedar shadehouse; a wildflower garden and fern garden; the Frist teaching pond; grounds landscaped with native plants; and the main trailhead for twelve miles of hiking trails.

Our MissionBarred Owl in Tree

  • To provide quality environmental education and responsible recreation.
  • To help protect, preserve, restore and manage the park ecosystem and all natural resources.
  • To raise awareness, foster respect and share enthusiasm for the natural environment

Our Public Programs

The Nature Center offers free, hands-on programs for all ages. See our fall schedule of programs for dates and descriptions. See you soon!

Learn about the birds, the bees, the trees and more at our free adults classes offered throughout the Fall!

Call 615-352-6299 to register for these programs offered at the Nature Center.

  • Autumn Sunrise Hike, Friday, October 24, 7-8:30 a.m.
  • Gone to Seed, Wednesday, October 29, 9-11 a.m.
  • Citizen Science: Project Feeder Watch, Tuesday, November 4, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Beekeeping 101, Saturday, November 8, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Mushrooms, Saturday, November 15, 9-11 a.m.

Sweetgum tree leaves against a blue sky

Bob Brown Program Series: Warner Park Tree Hike

Bob Brown and Trouble

Join Naturalist Deb Beazley on this informative, inspriational tree walk through Warner Park, while honoring and remembering long-time Volunteer and Friend Bob Brown and his dog Trouble. Call the Nature Center to register at 615-352-6299.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Saturday:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday and Monday:

Contact Us

7311 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221
(615) 352-6299 phone
(615) 880-2282 fax
Directions to Warner Park Nature Center


Complete this survey for us!

Warner Park Nature Center offers many, many free programs, and we'd like to know what else you'd like to see! Check out this survey about our Junior Naturalist program and more.

Girl with Junior Naturalist insect patch