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.
* 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