Nature Centers and Natural Areas
About Nature Centers
Get outside, explore Nashville’s nature and have fun! Nature Centers are gateways to the Parks and great places to begin your visit and exploration outdoors. Nature Centers are open year-round and offer programs, special events, field trips, natural history information and literature, maps and naturalists to answer your questions.
The Nature Center program is a system of four nature centers that work together with a mission:
- 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.
The Nature Centers are located in each of the four largest Metro Parks-- Warner Parks, Shelby Bottoms, Beaman Park, and Bells Bend Park.