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When are the Parks open?

Warner Parks are open to visitors 365 days a year, dawn to 11:00pm.

Can I camp in Warner Parks?

Warner Parks do not offer campsites or overnight accommodations. Camping is not allowed.

Are campfires allowed in the Parks?

Open camp fires are not allowed in Warner Parks, but fires are permitted in shelter fireplaces.

Is it okay to unleash my dog if he/she is well-behaved?

ALL dogs must be leashed at all times, with the exception of the leash-free dog park located in Edwin Warner Park. This is a city-wide ordinance.

Who are Friends of Warner Parks and what do they do?

Friends of Warner Parks is a nonprofit, membership based organization that engages the community in stewardship and support of Warner Parks. Friends of Warner Parks works closely with Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation to leverage volunteer, membership 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, maintain trails and other park amenities.

Why should I donate to or join Friends of Warner Parks if the Parks will be there anyway?

Every year, over a million visitors create memorable moments across 3,200 acres of Warner Parks.  Family reunions, that first kiss, horseback riding on quiet trails, proposals and weddings, reaching personal health goals, a quiet moment of reflection. Friends of Warner Parks members and volunteers work tirelessly to maintain and restore your Parks so new memorable moments are possible every day. When you donate to Friends of Warner Parks, you are contributing to the maintenance and restoration that keeps the Parks beautiful, vibrant and full of memorable moments.


How do I reserve a shelter in Warner Parks?

Certain picnic shelters in Warner Parks may be reserved from April through October. Reservations may be made in two ways:

CALL 615.862.8408 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., Monday through Friday.

VISIT the Metro Parks office at 511 Oman Street, Nashville, TN 37203, between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Click here for additional shelter reservation information.

How do I reserve space for a special event in Warner Parks?

Special events are booked through the Warner Park Headquarters. Call 615.370.8051 or click here to learn more.

Where can I find something I lost?

Warner Parks does not keep a Lost and Found. However, many items are turned into the Warner Parks headquarters or the Warner Park Nature Center.

When will the Burch Reserve and Hill Forest be open to the public?

Burch Reserve

Metro Nashville Parks are working on the initial phases of adding an entrance and parking to the Burch Reserve — construction of trails and user features will follow. The first phase is expected to be complete by fall of 2015. Stay tuned for additional news on progress!

Hill Forest

As a State Natural Area, the Hill Forest is open to the public only by naturalist-led hikes offered through Warner Park Nature Center. To preserve the undisturbed nature of the old growth forest, there are no plans for extensive user features to be added in the near future. Call Warner Park Nature Center at 615.352.6299 for additional questions or to book a hike.

Is commercial use of the Parks permitted?

Information on commercial operations, such as photography, videography, special events, and fitness training in Warner Parks can be found here.