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Parks and Recreation

Warner Park Nature Center

  • Nashville
  • Nashville
  • Nashville
  • Nashville


FYI Naturalist

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It's time to Find Your Inner Naturalist!

This Fall, check out the schedule for free adult programs focusing on bats, photography and more. Classes take place on Tuesday nights beginning at 5:30. Topics for this Fall:

children in chefs' hats cutting up vegetablesSpecial Nature Center at Night

Wear your chef's hat on Friday, November 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to cook with zero waste! This program is in partnership with the Nashville Food Waste Initiative. We will discuss Nashville's Zero Waste plan, and share tips on how your household can become zero waste as well.

Families are welcome, but must register (so we have enough food!).

Register for cooking class

Fall Fun on iSpy Saturdays

Drop in to the Nature Center any Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon to explore fall wildflowers, plarn (what is plarn?) fall leaves, the pelting zoo and more. These programs are designed for all ages and are free. We provide all of the tools for exploration and discovery!

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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

Email Warner Park Nature Center

Get on our newsletter mailing list

Volunteer with Friends of Warner Parks

We'll see you soon!

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

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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