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About Your Visit to Beaman Park Nature Center


Beaman Park Nature Center

Beaman Park Nature Center
5911 Old Hickory Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37015

Hours of Operation

Beaman Park Nature Center is open Tuesday thru Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Beaman Park is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week.

Directions to Beaman Park Nature Center

Take Briley Parkway to exit 24, Ashland City Highway/State Route 12. Go north on Highway 12 toward Ashland City. Turn right onto Old Hickory Blvd. The nature center is on Old Hickory Blvd. just before the intersection with Eaton’s Creek Rd.

Other Information

  • Free admission
  • Free programs offered year-round
  • Pets allowed; must be on 6 foot or shorter leash
  • Collecting of plant, fungi, wildlife, or other natural or historic items prohibited without permit from Metro Parks (Contact Nature Center for permit information)
  • Motorized vehicles not permitted on trails or Old Roadway trails
  • No alcohol, drugs, or firearms allowed in parks at any time
  • No hunting or trapping permitted

Hiking and Trails

Beaman Park offers 3 hiking trails with 14.6 miles of trail and 3 trailheads. Maps are available at the nature center trailhead.

New Laurel Woods Trail information:

This is a 12 mile loop trail that accesses the rugged back country of Beaman Park. This trail is rated difficult so you should consider an out and back hike unless you are sure you can complete the shortest loop which is 6 miles from start to finish.

Caution: Be sure to check out new trail map at the trailhead before you hike. Some of the trail signage has changed.

The main access point for the trail is the Highland Trailhead at 4111 Little Marrowbone Road. Beaman Park is a sensitive natural area so please stay on the designated trails.

Call 615-862-8580 or stop by the Beaman Nature Center for more information.

Beaman Park Trail Map Brochure 2021

Beaman Park Nature Center 2021 Spring program schedule