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Bowie Nature Park

7211 Bowie Lake Road

Prior to the death of Dr. Evangeline Bowie in 1992, the City of Fairview was graciously deeded the land that is now Bowie Nature Park. It was her wish that the city make a public nature park out of the 722-acre forest that she had created from land that, at the time of her purchase in the 1950s, was so barren and eroded it was losing over 30 tons of topsoil annually. Her land management techniques included hiring a bulldozer to build terraces, dig lakes and create a hydrology system. Her hydrology system was so well designed that it has amazed even the most highly regarded land management experts. This plan also included the planting of over 500,000 Loblolly Pine Trees.

In 2003, Bowie Park Nature Center was completed and opened. The center offers the opportunity for park visitors to learn more about Bowie Nature Park itself with nature exhibits, brochures and art. In 2008, Bowie Nature Park and the legacy of land provided by Dr. Evangeline Bowie were placed in a conservation easement where it is protected by the Land Trust For Tennessee.


Jeff Greer

Thursday, July 26, 2018
I live 5 miles away from the park and go there 4 to 5 Times weekly, not only is it convenient it's well maintained someone can ride there horses bikes.or walk or run or jog there many trails. Fishing is also allowed in any of the lakes. Just an all over great place to get away from the busy lifestyles although there is no camping boats allowed there is plenty to do it is a Great place to take your kids !

Trout Gal

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Had a picnic and watched the Grandson freed the ducks, this alone was terrific. Then we discovered the nature center with hands on plush of all the wild animals he could never touch and then a large turtle (his favorite) in the aquarium! We didn't have time to make it to the playground, maybe next time.

Christiana Clendening

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
Beautiful place. Calm and peaceful. Beautiful trails and a lake. Playground for kids. Lots of pokestops if you Pokemon. 😊

Brian Harwood

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Hiking the perimeter trail with my 10 year-old daughter was a perfect way to spend 2 hours. The trails are well-kept and the park is overall very clean.

Marc Tilley

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Beautiful place to enjoy nature. Nice trails for beginner off road cycling, and only $2 if you don't live in Fairview

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