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Warner Park Nature Center

2019 Winter Schedule online now

The Total Lunar Eclipse is coming in January

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.

Nature Center Holiday Hours

Warner Park staff and naturalists will observe the holidays in November and December on the following dates:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday-- December 24, 25 and 26
  • Tuesday, January 1

Warner Park Nature Center is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Warner Park, including Edwin and Percy Warner Park and the Burch Reserve, are open every day from dawn until 11 p.m.

Hiking the Hill Forest

hikers in the snow

As winter approaches, the opportunity to experience the quiet of the Hill Forest becomes reality. Adults aged 13+ are welcome to sign up for one of the many hikes scheduled in November and December. Expect steep hills and deep valleys, rugged hiking and views that take your breath away.

The Hill Forest State Natural Area is only accessible with a naturalist guide. For more information about this special place, check out the Hill Forest website.

Complete list of Hill hikes

Join a Fireside Chat in December

Build a fire, listen to a story and celebrate the gifts of the season between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. this December. No registration is necessary. Be prepared for outside exploration. Parents/responsible adults must attend with children.

child starting fire

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


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

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