I think we could all agree that the best thing about Nashville is the combination of a happening downtown scene and the beautiful green spaces less than ten minutes away. The parks and nature trails are nothing short of amazing—and there are plenty to choose from! We’ve generated our top list to help you to determine which Nashville parks you should visit.
1) Centennial Park
2500 West End Avenue
Right in the middle of restaurants, streets, and offices, Centennial is a great place to take a walk on a lunch break. It is also home to the Parthenon replica, giving people other benefits. Its convenient location makes it a prime spot for events and activities. During season of good weather, you can find the park full of good music, food and fun.
2) Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
600 James Robertson Parkway
Smack dab downtown, the capitol building and the honky tonks couldn’t be closer. Bicentennial Park holds a lot of Tennessee history. You can find fountains that cool kids down in the summer, and activities, festivals, food, and music that are sure to bring a smile to your face.
3) Sevier Park
3021 Lealand Lane
This park is a little quieter, allowing a convenient location perfect for picnicking. It is fun and lively, but hardly ever crowded. And, what a great location—its so close to great restaurants! It’s very kid and dog friendly.
4) Radnor Lake
1160 Otter Creek Road
If you want to spot wildlife, here is the place to do it. From spotting deer, beavers, birds to turtles and more. However, this park is strictly walking trails—picnicking and running is prohibited. If you’re looking to escape to nature in a quite and peaceful setting with park benches facing the lake—Radnor Lake park is your spot.
5) Cumberland Park
592 South First Street
Located along side the river, this is the go-to attraction for Nashvillians. With its outdoor amphitheater for events, a rock climbing wall, water features, green space for kids to play and much more, this is sure to be on your list to visit.