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Edwin and Percy Warner Parks

These two green spaces are home to old-growth forests, miles of hiking trails and Nashville’s most exciting horse race.

The Edwin and Percy Warner Parks are two public parks adjacent to each other. Collectively known as the “Warner Parks,” they have a combined area of almost 3,000 acres (1,200 hectares). They were opened in 1927 on land donated by the Warner Family. Today the parks are an important nature reserve and home to 68 animal species, almost 200 species of birdlife, 134 varieties of trees and shrubs, and 80 acres (32 hectares) of old-growth forest.

Begin your visit at the Warner Park Nature Center, which runs education programs and activities for all ages. Included in the center is the Susanne Warner Bass Learning Center, a natural history museum, a greenhouse, learning pond and several native gardens.

Bring your running shoes; the parks feature nine hiking trails graded from easy to advanced, spanning 12 miles (19 kilometers). There are four separate trailheads, so be sure to collect a detailed map from the Nature Center. If running or hiking isn’t your thing, Percy Warner has a car route that promises some of the same views the hiking trails offer. There are also several designated scenic overlooks where you can pull over and enjoy the vistas.
 
Tee off on either the nine-hole Percy Warner Golf Course or 18-hole Harpeth Hills Golf Course. Both courses are public, however, proper golf attire is required. The park also features horse trails and an equestrian center.

If you’re visiting on the second Saturday in May, don’t miss Nashville's answer to the Kentucky Derby, the Iroquois Steeplechase. The annual horserace is one of the highlights of the Nashville social calendar.

The Warner Parks are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are located approximately nine miles (14 kilometers) from downtown Nashville.


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Lodging Near Edwin and Percy Warner Parks

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Contemporary Zen - Picture Windows, 2 Patios, Fire Table, Master Balcony & Park

Contemporary Zen - Picture Windows, 2 Patios, Fire Table, Master Balcony & Park

412 Valley Trace Dr, Nashville
5.0
of 5, from 22 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bellevue, this vacation home is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Edwin and Percy Warner Parks and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Cheekwood. Belle Meade Plantation and Sri Ganesha Temple are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Modern Updated Nashville Condo Located Only 12 to 15 Miles From Downtown

Modern Updated Nashville Condo Located Only 12 to 15 Miles From Downtown

810 Bellevue Road, Nashville
4.3
of 5, from 3 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bellevue, this condo is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Edwin and Percy Warner Parks and within 6 mi (10 km) of Belle Meade Plantation and Sri Ganesha Temple. Cheekwood and Shy's Hill are also within 9 mi (15 km).

117 Vaughns Gap Rd Apartment

117 Vaughns Gap Rd Apartment

117 Vaughns Gap Rd, Nashville
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Bellevue, this apartment is within 6 mi (10 km) of Belle Meade Plantation, Parthenon, and Cheekwood. Edwin and Percy Warner Parks and Sri Ganesha Temple are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$71
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Nashville

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Nashville

100 Coley Davis Ct, Nashville
3.4
of 5, from 629 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Bellevue, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Sri Ganesha Temple, Belle Meade Plantation, and Edwin and Percy Warner Parks. Parthenon and Vanderbilt University are also within 12 mi (20 km).

One Bedroom One Bath Room Up Stairs

One Bedroom One Bath Room Up Stairs

1616 Glenridge Dr, Nashville
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bellevue, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, Belle Meade Plantation, and Sri Ganesha Temple. Cheekwood and Radnor Lake are also within 12 mi (20 km).

$134
Hampton Inn Bellevue-Nashville-I-40 West

Hampton Inn Bellevue-Nashville-I-40 West

7815 Coley Davis Rd, Nashville
4.4
of 5, from 241 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bellevue, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, Belle Meade Plantation, and Sri Ganesha Temple. Parthenon and Vanderbilt University are also within 12 mi (20 km).

In-law Apt. w/ Private Entrance, Kitchen, Bathroom, Den, Bedroom, and Garage

In-law Apt. w/ Private Entrance, Kitchen, Bathroom, Den, Bedroom, and Garage

112 Hunters Run, Nashville
5.0
of 5, from 27 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bellevue, this apartment is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Sri Ganesha Temple and within 6 mi (10 km) of Belle Meade Plantation and Edwin and Percy Warner Parks. Cheekwood and Tennessee State University are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Beautiful Cottage Style Home!

Beautiful Cottage Style Home!

103 Lafayette Ct., Nashville
4.9
of 5, from 65 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Nashville, this vacation home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Belle Meade Plantation and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Cheekwood. Parthenon and Vanderbilt University are also within 6 mi (10 km).