Park Guide: 23 parks in Southwest Nashville parks to enjoy during coronavirus outbreak

Parks in Southwest Nashville feature picnic areas, walking paths and other features that allow for social distancing. (Chelsea King/Community Impact Newspaper)
Parks in Southwest Nashville feature picnic areas, walking paths and other features that allow for social distancing. (Chelsea King/Community Impact Newspaper)

Parks in Southwest Nashville feature picnic areas, walking paths and other features that allow for social distancing. (Chelsea King/Community Impact Newspaper)

Despite facility closures and program cancellations through at least April 6, parks, greenways and some golf courses throughout Nashville remain open to the public.

Although parks remain open, all playgrounds, dog parks, basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic shelters and skate parks will remain closed until further notice, according to a March 25 announcement from Metro Nashville Mayor John Cooper.

Additionally, Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation urges residents to practice social distancing and maintain a distance of 6 feet whenever possible, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Here are 23 green spaces to check out in the Southwest Nashville area.

Battlemont Park

817 Park Terrace, Nashville Located in the Battlemont neighborhood, this park features access to the Brown Creek Greenway, a half-mile paved loop.

Bison Meadow Park

Hillsboro Pike and Tyne Boulevard, Nashville

The 2.5-acre green space situated on the corner of Tyne Boulevard and Hillsboro Pike was established as a public park by the city of Forest Hills in 1994. Bison Meadow features bison-shaped shrubs throughout the park.

Centennial Park

2500 West End Ave., Nashville

In addition to The Parthenon, this 132-acre park West End is home to gardens, a 1-mile walking trail and more.

Rose Park

1000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville

This park in Edgehill is the former site of the Edgehill Civil War battleground area.

Edwin and Percy Warner Parks

50 Vaughn Road, Nashville

Between Percy Warner Park's 2,058 acres and Edwin Warner Park's 623 acres, residents can access hiking trails, golf courses, an equestrian center and more.

Elmington Park

3531 West End Ave., Nashville

This 13-acre park bordering I-440 features a large grassy field.

Fair Park

300 Raines Ave., Nashville

This park is located at The Fairgrounds Nashville.

Fannie Mae Dees Park

2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville

Also known as Dragon Park, this green space in Hillsboro Village features a large mosaic dragon in the center of park

Flora Wilson Community Park

Grand Avenue between 14th Avenue South and 15th Avenue South, Nashville

This pocket park functions as a small area of green space between the Edgehill and Music Row neighborhoods.

Fort Negley

1100 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville

This 55-acre, city-owned park is the site of a stone masonry fortification constructed during the Civil War. In addition to an education center, the park features several walking areas.

Frankie Pierce Park

130 LifeWay Plaza, Nashville

Located in downtown Nashville, Frankie Pierce Park opened in November and includes grassy areas and space for yoga.

Gale Lane Community Park

1001 Gale Lane, Nashville

This small park features walking paths as part of the 440 greenway.

Green Hills Park

1200 Lone Oak Road, Nashville

This 12-acre park features walking paths, soccer fields and more.

Owen Bradley Park

1 Music Square E., Nashville

Located off the roundabout in Music Row, this small park established in 1975 features a statue of Owen Bradley, a producer known for his contributions to Nashville’s music scene in the 50s and 60s.

Parmer Park

578 Leake Ave., Nashville

Parmer Park spans nine acres and is located within Belle Meade’s residential area. The park is located on the former grounds of Parmer School, an elementary school that burned down in 1985.

Radnor Lake State Park

1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville

This 1,368-acre state park, which is protected as a Class II Natural Area, is home to owls, herons and waterfowl as well as amphibians, reptiles and other species. Pets, jogging and bicycles are only permitted on the Otter Creek Road trail.

Reservoir Park

824 Argyle Ave., Nashville

This park in Edgehill borders the 8th Avenue Reservoir, the largest of Metro Water Services' 37 reservoirs.

Sally Beaman Park

3701 Benham Ave., Nashville

Located next to the public library branch in Green Hills, this 5-acre park features walking paths and grassy areas.

Sevier Park

3021 Lealand Lane, Nashville

Sevier Park in 12 South includes walking paths, large, grassy fields and more.

Tony Rose Park

8 Music Circle E., Nashville

This small park is located near Music Row.

Watkins Park

616 17th Ave. N., Nashville

Watkins Park is an 8-acre park near Marathon Village.

William Edmondson Park

1642 Charlotte Ave., Nashville

This 1-acre park located off Charlotte Avenue features walking paths.

Woodmont Park

912 Estes Drive, Nashville

Located in a residential area in Green Hills, Woodmont Park features a walking loop through the park.

Tips for using parks during the coronavirus outbreak:

• practice social distancing by keeping six feet from other people while walking, biking and hiking;

• wash hands, carry hand sanitizer and do not use trails if ill;

• bring personal drinks or snacks, as public drinking fountains may be disabled;

• bring a small trash bag to protect used items from park workers and others;

• keep in mind that public restrooms may be closed.

Source: Metro Nashville/Community Impact Newspaper


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