Outdoor Education in Warner Parks

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Together, Friends of Warner Parks and the Warner Parks Nature Center Give Nashville So Many Rich Ways to Learn and Explore

WPNC is a Metro Parks of Nashville-Davidson County-operated environmental education center. Family-friendly and admission-free, it offers free programs, school field trips and high school labs, outdoor recreation programs and activities, resources for organic gardening and native plant landscaping, and public events throughout the year for individuals, groups, and people of all ages.

Annual programs

Youth- and young adult-focused education programs made possible in partnership with WPNC and Metro Parks

Field Trips & Camps

Outdoor education opportunities for schools, scouts, university researchers, and more.

Upcoming Events

A variety of outdoor events and activities to explore the wonders of nature with WPNC staff

Volunteer Activities

Individual and group opportunities to get your hands dirty preserving and protecting Warner Parks

Nature Center Info


7311 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221
(615) 862-8555


Tues-Sat: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun- Mon: Closed

General Nature Center Rules

  • Free admission and programs for families, adults, and children year-round
  • Pets allowed; must be on 6 foot or shorter leash
  • No collecting of plant, fungi, wildlife, or other natural or historic items allowed without permit from Metro Parks
  • 15 MPH bike/pedestrian speed limit on Greenway
  • Bike on paved trails only
  • 15 MPH vehicle speed limit on park roads
  • Motorized vehicles not permitted on Greenway or Old Roadway trails
  • Camping not permitted in parks
  • No alcohol, drugs, or firearms allowed in parks at any time
  • No hunting or trapping permitted

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