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Parks and Recreation

Warner Park Nature Center

  • Nashville
  • Nashville
  • Nashville
  • Nashville


FYI Naturalists

hellbender salamander

Are you just a little interested in hellbenders and butterflies, but never had the chance to take that class or read that book?

Are you looking for ways to reduce your food footprint, and learn more about sustainability?

Then it's time to Find Your Inner Naturalist!

Waste Not Want Not

In partnership with Nashville Food Waste Initiative, we will present food waste films this summer and facilitate discussions about the over 40% of food that is thrown away every year in the United States. For more information on our next film "DIVE", check out our Facebook event page.

Naturalist Series

The Nature Center has always offered bird hikes, organic gardening classes and wildflower strolls, but check out our summer calendar for more in-depth classes about bird song and hiking in the heat. To get a feel for what's coming, check out the Facebook event page and register for "Raisin' Hellbenders".

The courses are designed for adults only and require registration. Call 615-862-8555 or email the Nature Center with questions.

Sip Coffee B.E.A.N.S on Saturdays

Warm up at the Nature Center every Saturday from 9:30-11 a.m. with a cup of shade-grown coffee. Be Environmentally Aware of Neotropical Species by purchasing our ground blends-- $13 + tax for a 12 ounce bag.

For more information about habitat benefits of shade-grown coffee, visit the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center page.

having coffee at the Nature Center

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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