Hours of Operation
Bells Bend Outdoor Center is open Tuesday thru Friday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and by appointment. Bells Bend Park is open daylight until dusk seven days a week.
About Bells Bend
The Bells Bend Outdoor Center is an environmental education and outdoor recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation. The outdoor center is a place where people and nature come together.
We serve as a jumping-off point for exploring the 808 acres of Northwest Davidson County’s Bells Bend Park.
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 and cultural history and education reference center for individuals and groups.
We promote and serve as a resource for farming, gardening, and native plant landscaping.
Our campus includes the Bells Bend Outdoor Center which houses various natural and cultural history displays and programming space; a library with a collection of natural and cultural history titles and local history folders; the historic 1842 Buchanon House; a demonstration garden by the Friends of Bells Bend; and the main trailhead for six miles of hiking trails.
- 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.