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Warner Park Nature Center

City Nature Challenge little girl with binoculars

This international event begins on April 30 and runs through May 3. Participants photograph flowers, trees, animals, mushrooms and other living things, upload the photos to the iNaturalist app, and the app identifies the subject, contributing to a city-wide challenge to document the most living things!

More information about Nashville City Nature Challenge 2021

Nature Center 2020 Annual Report

What a year! And through it all, Warner Park continued to offer programming-both virtually and in-person-to thousands. Open our Annual Report to celebrate our accomplishments!

Warner Park Nature Center 2020 Annual Report

Spring 2021

Welcome Spring!

Virginia bluebells in bloom

Carolina bluebells are blooming, the purple martins have returned and fresh green leaves on Warner Park trees indicate that spring has sprung. Discover all the the Nature Center has to offer in our spring schedule below.

View March, April and May Nature Center programs

Virtual Programs

Make sure to save your confirmation email, which will contain the Zoom webinar link, the meeting number and password. Adult programs will be offered monthly on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., and family programs will be offered on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

In-Person Programs

Please read and follow our COVID-19 information provided in your confirmation email.

We look forward to seeing you soon, and stay safe and healthy.

Follow the Nature Center Blog, Nuthatch Notes

Read our blog this week to get into the Spring Frenzy!

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Hike Spring StoryWalk Today

Our new book is displayed in the woods behind the Nature Center along the Little Acorn trail. It is accessible during regular Park hours, every day from sunrise until 11 p.m. The trail is not stroller-friendly, but it is only 1/4 mile--perfect for small visitors and those that want a shorter hike.

Use the StoryWalk scavenger hunt to get more out of this outdoor, on-your-own activity!

Around One Log Scavenger Hunt

StoryWalk hiking trail in spring

Get Connected to Warner Park

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So many ways to be involved at the Nature Center and the Park!

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Hours of Operation

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

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.


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