Edwin and Percy Warner Parks
The largest city parks in Tennessee, Edwin and Percy Warner Parks (Hwy. 100) are a 2,600-acre oasis of forest, fields, and quiet pathways located just nine miles southwest from downtown Nashville. Nashvillians come here to walk, jog, ride bikes and horses, and much more. The parks have scenic drives, picnic facilities, playgrounds, cross-country running trails, an equestrian center, bridle trails, a model-airplane field, and athletic fields.
Percy Warner Park is also home to the Harpeth Hills Golf Course, and Edwin Percy Park has a nature center that provides year-round environmental education. The nature center also hands out maps and other information about the park.
Warner Parks hosts the annual Iroquois Steeplechase Horse Race in May. A 10-mile bridle path is open to horseback riding year-round. Visit the park’s Equestrian Center (2500 Old Hickory Blvd.) for more information.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition