Warner Park Nature Center

7311 Highway 100

The Warner Park Nature Center is an environmental education and recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, Karl Dean, Mayor. The Nature Center is a place where people and nature come together.

Kids at PondWe serve as a jump-off point for exploring the 2684 acres of Nashville's Percy Warner and Edwin Warner Parks.

We offer a wide range of environmental education programs, school field trips, educator training workshops, outdoor recreation programs and other special activities for people of all ages.

We serve as a natural history and education reference center for individuals and groups.

We promote, and serve as a resource for organic gardening and native plant landscaping.

Our campus includes the Susanne Warner Bass Learning Center which houses a natural history museum and programming space; the Milbrey Warner Waller Library complete with an extensive collection of natural history titles; the Emily Warner Dean Administration Building; a working organic garden including a greenhouse and a cedar shadehouse; a wildflower garden and fern garden; the Frist teaching pond; grounds landscaped with native plants; and the main trailhead for twelve miles of hiking trails.

Our Mission

    * To provide quality environmental education and responsible recreation.
    * To help protect, preserve, restore and manage the park ecosystem and all natural resources.
    * To raise awareness, foster respect and share enthusiasm for the natural environment


Stephen Anstey

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

Was in town for business and decided to stay the weekend. It was a warm fall day so found this park not too far from downtown. It was easy to get to and lots of space for parking. The trails were very well marked, with detailed maps at the trail heads. There are paved pathways which look great for easy walking especially with strollers but I mostly stayed on the unpaved paths that wind through the hills. The paths were very well marked and less traveled so made for some nice quiet hiking. Wildlife is obviously accustomed to hikers as I spotted a few deer only a few feet from the path. They did not startle and were easy to approach and take photographs. Beautiful park, glad I took the time to visit it when I was there.

Peyton Scott

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

This park is amazing. There are places to play games in the field, trails to hike, and some amazing historical steps to check out. I've gone here since I was a kid and it is still one of my favorite parks in Nashville. Good for all ages. Usually parking available. At the end of Belle Meade Blvd. There are good walking and biking trails as well as short and long hiking trails. They feel very secluded, which I love.

Brooke G

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

Beautiful park! Wonderful trails for hiking or running. There are also a variety of mountain biking trails ranging in difficulty that are really well maintained (as is the rest of the park). Very dog friendly! Peaceful environment, never too crowded.

Brooke LaBarbera

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

As a native Nashvillian, I grew up going to Percy & Edwin Warner Parks. I rediscovered them as an adult through finding them as an amazing way to get exercise & connect with God. I simply LOVE hiking/trail running the white & red trails, & go every week. But there are a few things: one, please keep your dog on a leash. While we understand Nashville has become a huge dog city, not everyone enjoys your animal coming up to them without a leash. Two, rattlesnakes. Be careful. Especially on the red trail. Have seen 1, & it was huge, but docile. Three, please stay to the right so runners can pass you. Enjoy the most serene gem you’ll find in Nashville!

Greg Norman

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Great 9 hole executive style course. Good for walking or riding a golf cart. The smaller undulating greens make for challenging play in the short game. Nice new clubhouse, well kept fairways and friendly staff make Percy Warner a golfer's favorite year round.