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“A unique city park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Edwin and Percy Warner Parks

Edwin and Percy Warner Parks
7311 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
615-370-8051
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Ranked #15 of 260 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Running, Picnicking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A 2681 acre park 7 miles southwest of downtown Nashville.
Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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“A unique city park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is large park with a recent addition of more than 80 acres of "old-growth" forest (but that is not yet open to the public). There are driving routes and hiking trails. Some areas are developed (golf course, ball fields, etc) but most is just middle Tennessee hills as they were once, natural and and relatively untouched by man. The management stays very light touch; trails and roads are kept open but the rest is allowed to follow its own path, except for occasional organized forays to clear "invaders", non-native plants such as vinca. One has the feeling of seeing this area as it was before it was settled. An ice storm some years ago felled many trees. Only those that blocked access were dealt with. So the process of loss and decay, growth and regrowth is interesting to observe over time. Not crowded, very peaceful, definitely worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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az
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“Very nice nature wildlife visitor center and trails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We really liked the animal exhibits and information provided in the visitors center. There were programs for the young kids also. The trails were very nice and scenery was excellent as the trees were still changing color when we were there. The park employees inside were very friendly.

Visited November 2012
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dallas
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“Fresh air”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

What a tribute to a city when it cares for parks. Beautiful and well maintained. Can't believe this land has been left untouched. Other cities would have built and developed shopping centers. Made me want to live in Nashville!!

Visited November 2012
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Chicago
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Very Interesting and in close proximity to downtown. Loved Elvis's Cadillac and the Patsy Cline special exhibit.

Visited November 2012
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Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
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“Great for Bikers, Hikers, Runners and Walkers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

These two beautiful parks are connected with a trail for those seeking a longer hike. Edwin Warner is the smaller of the two and has a nice two mile look road with offshoots to extend you distance. Also a nice three mile trial that offers a challenging climb. There is also a very nice Education Center, especially good for children.

Percy Warner is much larger with 6 mile and 11 mile loop road and several hiking trails of varying lengths. Be careful, it is easy to get confused on the road. A wrong turn could lead to an unexpected extended walk. The road is one way and allows auto traffic. If you are cycling make sure you are riding with the traffic. Steep hills and sharp turns make this a fun but challenging bike ride. You should be a fit and accomplished rider for this road.

Visited November 2012
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