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About Warner Parks

The Parks

Warner Parks are located 9 miles from downtown Nashville and covers 3,180 contiguous acres including Percy Warner Park and Edwin Warner Park. The newly acquired Burch Reserve and Hill Forest properties recently added nearly 500 acres to Edwin Warner Park as a gift from Friends of Warner Parks. Among the stately trees and rolling hills, you’ll forget you’re within city limits at all. As one of the largest municipal natural area parks in the country, Warner Parks boasts amenities, historic and natural landmarks, and other features that make it a top outdoor destination in Middle Tennessee. Warner Parks are owned and managed by the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation of Nashville and Davidson County.

Percy Warner Park, the larger of the two parks, contains an extensive network of hiking trails as well as 10 miles of equestrian paths. Horse enthusiasts may also appreciate the unique Steeplechase racecourse, which hosts the annual Iroquois Steeplechase. Picnic shelters scattered throughout the Park’s hills and hollows provide a bucolic setting for social events or family gatherings. Two public golf courses (Percy Warner and Harpeth Hills) are within the Park grounds. A one-way paved loop road runs through the park, allowing motor and bicycle traffic to access the Park’s many amenities. The historic entrance at the end of Belle Meade Blvd leads straight to a set of impressive stone steps known as “The Allee” and serves as a nice jumping-off point for exploring the Parks’ rugged topography.

Edwin Warner Park, separated from Percy Warner by Old Hickory Boulevard, has its own set of hiking trails, as well as Metro Parks’ flagship Warner Park Nature Center. Edwin Warner is home to 9 reservable picnic areas, a dog park and the Old Roadway, a multipurpose trail which is closed to motor vehicles. The Park hosts two trailheads that are the starting points of the Harpeth River Greenway system. The two Parks are connected by a trail that crosses Old Hickory Boulevard.logo new

It is the mission of the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation to provide every citizen of Nashville and Davidson County with an equal opportunity for safe recreational and cultural activities within a network of parks and greenways that preserves and protects the region’s natural resources.

Friends of Warner Parks

Friends of Warner Parks is dedicated to the preservation, protection, and stewardship of Percy and Edwin Warner Parks. It works to protect the natural and historical integrity of the area by supporting appropriate recreational activities, maintaining and enhancing its features, and promoting programs that inspire appreciation and conservation of the Parks. Friends of Warner Parks works closely with Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation to leverage volunteer, partnership and philanthropic efforts to care for the Parks. Among other projects, funds raised by Friends of Warner Parks are used to fund programs and staff at the Warner Park Nature Center, restore historic structures, and maintain trails and other park amenities. Friends is a 501(c)3 organization. Learn more.

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