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All Warner Park Nature Center programs and events scheduled through April 24, 2020 have been cancelled by extension of the Safer at Home order.

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Parks and Recreation

Warner Park Nature Center Programs and Services

Warner Park By Cart

If you or someone you know finds walking the trails difficult, sign up for a naturalist-led cart tour on Fridays or Saturdays. Email Warner Park Nature Center for more information.

Inspire curiosity, share discoveries and engage in science.

Attend a Nature Center Program

Enjoy the beauty and wonder of the Warner Parks--attend Nature Center public program! Most programs are free and require registration. We offer programs for adults, families and school-aged children. For more specific program information and to register, check out the Calendar of Events page.

And, of course, call the Nature Center at 615-862-8555 or email Warner Park Nature Center with questions.

Play Outside

Bringing nature into our lives, we invite humility. --Richard Louv

Remember when you had hours of fun simply playing in a sand pit or dirt pile? Your toys were sticks, rocks, and cups. You made mud pies, truck lanes, and deep holes in the sand. You got dirty, but you had the time of your life. The Nature Center wants kids to experience this good, old fashion fun in our Nature Play area.

Designed by Tara Armistead and funded by memorial contributions for her father, Dr. William Crenshaw, this exciting play area includes a cedar wood playhouse, a stone wall in one corner, 2 dirt piles, and a huge sand pit.

Nature Play area behind Learning Center