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Warner Park Nature Center

The Fall Schedule is now available online and at the Nature Center!

Get more out of migration by joining a bird hike today!

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.

A Walk in the Park

The transition from Summer to Autumn provides a perfect opportunity to observe the most intimate of details in the Parks.

Look for:loaded persimmon trees against blue sky

  • Chipmunks and squirrels scurrying and gathering nuts and seeds
  • Orange persimmons ripening in the trees
  • Tall ironweed, goldenrod and white fall wildflowers in the fields
  • Gourds hanging from trellis in the organic garden
  • Fall warblers early in the morning snatching bugs from the tips of tree leaves
  • Sassafras, black gum and other trees beginning to show their colors

iSpy Fall

Every Saturday through Thanksgiving, naturalists will explorelichen, milkweed, pumpkins. Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and noon to join the investigation!

Wear clothes and shoes for outdoor play and investigation. We'll provide the tools of a naturalist, including magnifying lens, microscope, net and other tools--bring your own curiosity and smile.

Welcome fall at Warner Park Nature Center.

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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


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