Explore all the Tennessee State Parks within a short drive from downtown Nashville.
The Warner Parks (Edwin and Percy), in West Nashville, combine to make 2,684 acres to include picnic areas, hiking trails, running courses, and so much more.
Eastland Park, in East Nashville, is an awesome patch of land with plenty of playgrounds and hosts a lot of special events throughout the year.
East Nashville visitors will also want to check out Shelby Bottoms Park filled with 5 miles of trails perfect for hiking, biking, running, and wildlife watching.
Fannie Mae Dees Park, or Dragon Park, located in Hillsboro Village, is beloved by locals. It is called Dragon Park because of the large mosaic serpent sculpture that slithers through the landscape. Children love it, and adults relish in its beauty.
Children love to spend time at Cumberland Park, in Downtown Nashville, a one-of-a-kind nature and play area that includes a sand play, stepping-stone path with mist, stone climbing ropes, climbing nets, exploration trail, and a fountain to cool you off during those extra hot days.
Take a walk through Music City Walk of Fame Park to see the stars from different genres who have contributed to the world through the music industry, and hold a special connection with Nashville. Inductees include Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Reba McEntire, Emmylou Harris, Little Richard, Hank Williams, Vince Gill, The Crickets, Kings of Leon, Barbara Mandrell, Wynonna Judd, Roy Orbison and more.
Not too far away is Riverfront Park which includes East Riverfront Park overlooking the Cumberland River, and The Green at Riverfront Park located behind Ascend Amphitheater.
We have not forgotten about our four-legged friends. Warner, Shelby, and Centennial Parks all welcome dogs. Please visit www.nashville.gov/Dog-Parks for more information on rules and policies.
Talk a walk on Nashville's Greenways which connect neighborhoods to shopping areas, downtown, recreation areas, open spaces, and so much more. The linear parks have nearly 100 miles of paved greenways that can be explored by foot, bike, or skates.
Before or after your next trip to Nashville, discover the state’s natural beauty at one of the other Tennessee State Parks. All 57 state parks are free to enter and enjoy seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Savor the season outside. From dining to hiking to water activities, there is so much you can do outdoors in Nashville!