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Warner Park Nature Center

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

Warner Park Wide Scavenger Hunt information below!

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.

Warner Park Wide Scavenger Hunt Begins Today

colorful hiking sticks leaning on the Nature CenterGet out your hiking boots and gather a team to explore Edwin Warner Park throughout fall break. Some details:

  • Takes place October 13-19 during Park hours (dawn until 11 p.m.)
  • Free for groups & families--play with others!
  • First clue released via Facebook on October 13
  • Get familiar with the Park now! Clues will direct participants to locations in Edwin Warner Park. All locations are on the trail and accessible. Check out Edwin Warner map or the relief map in the Nature Center. Snap a photo of the location--leave no trace!
  • Disrespect of the Park, wildlife and patrons=disqualification.
  • Email the Nature Center with questions

Print the flyer to recruit your team

Let's be safe: scavenger hunt rules

Good luck!

fall in the forestGet Away in Warner Park

Enjoy the peace that only nature can bring: walk the trails, bike the Greenway or picnic in Indian Springs. Whatever you do, get outside this fall!

  • Hackberry leaves are changing to lime green and falling like snow.
  • Chipmunks and squirrels scurrying and gathering nuts and seeds.
  • Wildflowers have gone to seed in the fields, and soon the frostweed will show its ribbon of ice.
  • The crisp, cool evening air welcomes you to listen to owls and catch a falling star.

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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