East Nashville Recreation

  • Nashville on USA Today’s list of Best Urban Green Spaces in North America Nashville on USA Today’s list of Best Urban Green Spaces in North America

    Nashville on USA Today’s list of Best Urban Green Spaces in North America

Nashville on USA Today’s list of Best Urban Green Spaces in North America

After the city’s May 2010 flood, green infrastructure has become a top priority, and follows a prior commitment to add 22,000 acres of open green space to the city over the next 25 years. Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Nature Park in East Nashville got a boost with its bottomland hardwood forests, open fields, wetlands and streams. Nearby, The Silly Goose serves stellar locally-sourced sandwiches. Visit one of the city’s more unique sights – the life-size replica of the Parthenon – at Centennial Park. And hikers flock to the scenic 1,200-acre Radnor Lake State Park, home to an ecologically diverse number of wildlife habitats.

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By |August 19th, 2013|East Nashville, East Nashville Recreation, Nashville in the Media, Recreation|Comments Off on Nashville on USA Today’s list of Best Urban Green Spaces in North America
  • Shelby Bottoms Greenway Shelby Bottoms Greenway

    Shelby Bottoms Greenway

Shelby Bottoms Greenway

The 960-acre Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Nature Park is located in East Nashville adjacent to Shelby Park and is one of five Natural Area Parks within Metro Parks. With approximately three miles of Cumberland River frontage, this area features bottomland hardwood forests, open fields, wetlands, and streams, providing excellent habitat for birds, amphibians, deer and more. The greenway offers over 5 miles of paved ADA accessible trail for hiking, biking, running, skating and wildlife watching and over 5 miles of primitive trails for more passive activities of walking, running and exploring nature.

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  • Shelby Bottoms Nature Center Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

    Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

The Shelby Bottoms Nature Center is an environmental education and recreation facility of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation.  The Nature Center is a place where people can enjoy learning about our natural and urban landscape, the flora and fauna that call it home, the cultural history of the area, and the many complex interactions of what we so simply call “nature.”  It is a place to learn (or remember!) that we are a part of nature and not apart from it.

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By |January 19th, 2013|East Nashville Recreation|Comments Off on Shelby Bottoms Nature Center