The Warner Park Nature Center is an environmental education and recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation. Warner Park encompasses 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.
The Nature Play Area is a playground where kids make play out of natural materials. Kids get to experience good, old fashion fun in the Nature Play area.
The Center is open Tuesday through Friday 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. We are closed on Sunday and Monday and major holidays. The Warner Parks are open sunrise to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week.
The Warner dog park is the best in town by far. It is a huge open field area and is totally fenced in. The new upgraded water fountain is great. This park is usually very crowded on a good weather day but that's a good thing since your dog will have lots of playmates. The rest of the park is also very nice with excellent hiking/walking trails, fields, playgrounds, and covered party areas. Kids will love playing in the creek beds throughout the park (dogs will too!).