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Warner Park Nature Center

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  • Purple Martins are nesting in Nashville

    Purple Martins have returned and are nesting in houses and gourds all over Nashville! At the Nature Center alone, we are hosting 8 pairs which have, as of May 27, laid at least 32 eggs.

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  • The Nature Center is re-opening

    We are excited to re-open on Wednesday, May 27, at 9 a.m. Masks and social distancing are encouraged in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Parks' Director, the Mayor and the CDC.

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We are Excited to Re-open

The Nature Center will re-open on Wednesday, May 27, at 9 a.m., and we will resume our regular Tuesday-Saturday schedule. In accordance with guidelines from the Metro Parks' Director, the Mayor and the CDC, masks and social distancing are encouraged in the Nature Center. Numbers allowed in the center will be limited. Information for wayfinding (trail maps) and general questions will be available; the exhibits are not accessible at this time.

Trees Down Due to May Stormstrees downed over road in Pakr

Following the May 3, 2020, storms, all paved roads in Percy and Edwin Warner Park have been cleared of fallen trees.

There are still a large number of trees across hiking trails and clearing all this debris will take time.

Please be aware and enjoy the trails safely in the Park, and especially note any hanging branches or leaning trees.

Many thanks to our maintenance staff for making Warner Parks safe!

Nature Outside Your Door

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Metro Parks' Nature Centers Partner on Social Media

Naturalists from Beaman Park, Bells Bend Park, Shelby Bottoms Nature Center and Warner Park Nature Center are collaborating to bring you activities to bring your natural world alive. Follow our hashtag #NatureOutsideMyDoor on Facebook for our daily activities, nature quotes, videos and more!

Follow the New Nature Center Blog, Nuthatch Notes

Want to see what our naturalists are up to during the quarantine? Follow our new blog and stay in touch, as well as learn more about your own habitat!

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The Summer Garden is Planted

Zinnias, sage, marigolds and more will welcome you to our summer organic garden! Approach the garden quietly and look for butterflies visiting Mexican sunflowers. Search the milkweed plants for monarch caterpillars, and gaze into the depths of an okra flower to see bumblebees and other pollinators.

Cosmos flower with bumblebees

Get Connected to Warner Park

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So many ways to be involved at the Nature Center and the Park!

Share your Warner Park experience on our Facebook page

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Hours of Operation

Beginning May 27, we are open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

Contact Us

7311 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221

Phone: 615-862-8555
Fax: 615-880-2282

Directions to Warner Park Nature Center

Our 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

Educate, protect, recreate

barred owlThe Nature Center is a place where people and nature come together!

  • a jump-off point for exploring over 3,100 acres of Nashville's Burch Reserve, Percy Warner and Edwin Warner Parks
  • a natural history and education reference for individuals and groups
  • a resource for organic gardening and native plant landscaping

The living laboratory of Warner Park is shared through free programs offered throughout the year, school field trips and high school labs, outdoor recreation programs and activities and events for people of all ages.


Check out our 2016 PEN Pals (People Exploring Nature) season.

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