Nashville Parks and Gardens
(Nashville, Tennessee - TN, USA)
The Music City of Nashville has plenty of parks, gardens and green spots, where you can rest your legs and soak up some of the Nashville's more tranquil delights. From the acclaimed gardens at Opryland and the Woodland Sculpture Trail at Cheekwood to Nashville's popular carousel ride at Riverfront Park and the duck-filled lake at Shelby Park; Nashville's parks are havens for fitness and sports fans as well as walkers and tourists looking to relax.
Here are Nashville's main parks and gardens.
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Address: 598 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37243-1201, USA
Tel: +1 615 741 5280
This unique park offers 19 acres / 7.5 hectares of peaceful parkland where you can stroll, picnic and enjoy its special features, which include a 200-foot / 60-meter granite map of Tennessee, 31 fountains that represent all of Tennessee's rivers, a 1,400-foot / 436-meter granite timeline chronicling the state's history, an amphitheater, botanical garden and visitor's center. Nashville's Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park was created in 1996 to commemorate 200 years of Tennessee statehood.
Open hours: daily - 06:00 to 24:00
Admission: free, charge for special events
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art
Address: 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37205, USA
Tel: +1 615 356 8000
Nashville's Cheekwood Botanical Gardens is a wonderful attraction, combining ten beautiful botanical gardens with a unique artistic feature, the Woodland Sculpture Trail. The trail incorporates works by internationally known sculptors, which are set amid tranquil surroundings bursting with natural beauty, while Cheek Mansion houses the award-winning Museum of Art.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 09:30 to 16:30, Sunday - 11:00 to 16:30, closed on Mondays
Opryland Hotel Indoor Garden and Collections
Address: 2800 Opryland Drive, Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37214-1200, USA
Tel: +1 615 889 1000
This attraction encompasses three of the country's most acclaimed gardens, The Conservatory, The Cascades and The Delta. These indoor enclosures provide visitors with a relaxing place in which to explore exotic flora and fauna. Highlights at Nashville's Opryland Hotel Indoor Garden include a 12,500-square-foot indoor lake complete with cascading waterfalls, tropical plants and a fountain that shoots water 85 feet / 26 meters into the air.
Open hours: daily
Address: 1st Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37201, USA
Tel: +1 615 641 5800
Located in downtown Nashville, alongside the Cumberland River, this park is busy with city dwellers enjoying their lunch break, walkers getting some exercise and children enjoying the popular carousel ride. Host to numerous summer concerts and events, Riverfront Park is one of Nashville's delights.
Open hours: daily - 06:00 to 23:00
Shelby Park and Golf Course
Address: 2021 Fatherland Street, (Shelby Avenue and 20th Street), Nashville, Tennessee TN, 37206-2033, USA
Tel: +1 615 862 8474
One of the oldest parks in Nashville, Shelby Park is an appealing retreat offering strollers a picturesque duck-filled lake, gently sloping terrain and peaceful picnic spots. A popular choice for rollerbladers and cyclists, the grounds offer softball and tennis courts and a playground for children. The 18-hole golf course is situated next to the park.
Open hours: daily - 07:00 to 19:00
Admission: free, charge for golf