The It’s My Nature capital campaign seeks to raise $15 million to restore Warner Parks to its original state and to meet heightened demands related to increased usage of the parks today.

Priorities of the comprehensive park improvement plan include:
Allée and Stonework Restoration
Completed, October 2020
Warner Park Nature Center Improvements
Currently in progress: renovations to Susanne B. Warner Learning Center. Learn more here.
Trail Improvements
Invasive Plant Removal
Currently in progress; learn more here
Please contact Jenny Hannon for more information on how to join the campaign.

Campaign Leadership

Chair Emeritus
E. Warner Bass
Campaign Chairs
Clare Armistead
govan white
Friends of Warner Parks Board Chair
Jeremiah Pyron
Friends of Warner Parks President
Jenny Hannon
Campaign Committee
Tara Armistead
Claire corby
Jeff Fincher
Elizabeth Lamar
Bob Parrish
Beth Preston
Kevin Roddey
Kristin Taylor
Susan Weathersby

A Note from Govan White, Campaign Chair

The It’s My Nature Campaign strives to preserve and protect Warner Parks for future generations. We’ve done a 100-year restoration to the Allée and we’re strategically poised for our next park improvement projects: continued restoration of historic stonework, improvements to trails and park vistas, invasive plant removal, and critical repairs at the Warner Park Nature Center. 

It’s been a very exciting process to be a part of. The city of Nashville has been so supportive of this, and we are grateful for the vision and generosity of the community leaders listed below. Please join us in our efforts to return the park to its original splendor with a gift of any amount. 
It’s Our Nature, Nashville.

Please contact Jenny Hannon for more information on how to join the campaign.

With Gratitude to our Generous Investors

Warner Parks Visionary
The Frist Foundation
Percy Warner Leaders
Edwin Warner Leaders
Leah and Jim Sohr
Armistead Circle
Kim and brad blevins
Century Club
kathryn and david brown
Louise and John Bryan
Katherine and Pete DeLay
Robert lipman
Ellen Martin
Susan O’Neill
Lynn and Rick Scarola
Lyn and Scott Sohr
Kristin and Don Taylor
Barby and Govan White
Cindy and David Wilds
Bryant Fleming Circle
Sylvia and Doug Bradbury
Elizabeth and Howard Lamar
Tracy and Banks Link
Leigh and Brian Reames
Olivia and Mark Rechter
Mary Godchaux-Wieck and Larry Wieck
Legacy Circle
Mary Lauren and Lawson Allen
Jodi and Mark banks
Lisa and Lyle Beasley
cathy and martin brown
Ginny and Wood Caldwell
Fleming Foundation
Gwen and Frank Gordon
Jenny Hannon
joanne and michael hayes
Meredith and Jimmy Leach
Beth and Steve Preston
julie carell stadler
Williams/King Family Foundation in Honor of Connie Williams King
Heritage Circle
Elizabeth and Clark Akers
tara and ben armistead
Sarah and Martin Akin
Falke trust
Katherine Follin
Hayes Hitchens/Moondance adventures
kaaren and ben may
Margie and Jackson Moore
Mary Clare and Jeremiah Pyron
Paige and Kevin Roddey
Sandy and Jay Sangervasi
rosie and reed trickett
Susan and E.W. Weathersby
Tori and John Wimberly
The Beech Society
under $10,000
Paige and Bill Bainbridge
Sandy Bivens and Bob Parrish
Melba and Bill Blevins
Timiny and David Braemer
Linda Breggin and Michael Vandenbergh
Jane and Bill Coble
Christi and Jay DeGeare
Marty Donner
ramsey and james doran
Susan Edwards
Annette Eskind
Natasha and Jeff Fincher
Virginia and Richard Fitzgerald
Mary Follin and Christopher Simonsen
Wendy and Vic Gatto
Joe Hall
Rachel and Hoyt Halvorson
James Hildrith
Holly and Bill Hirschman
kay and steve horrell
Donna and Michael Kestner
Peggy and Randy kinnard
Elizabeth Lea Knox and Alex Gentle
Laura knox
Julia and beverly Landstreet
Tara and Geoffrey Little
Dibbie and Mickey Martin
Elizabeth Nettles
Jami and Paul Oakley
Jane Anne and dale pilkinton
Cecilia Theobald
Emily and Crom Tidwell
Kenna Turner
Margaret and Bo Tyler
hope and keith walker
Eleanor Willis
Thank You To Our Generous In-Kind Contributors
Thompson Machinery
larry wieck and wieck construction

restoration of the iconic allée

The Allée, defined as a pathway lined with trees or shrubs, serves as the “front door” to Percy Warner Park. It was designed by renowned landscape architect Bryant Fleming and opened in 1936.

More than 80 years later, the Allée remains an everyday entry point for hikers, bikers, and visitors of all ages and interests, and a beloved backdrop for some of life’s most memorable moments.

After generations of wear and tear, Friends of Warner Parks set out to restore this focal point of Percy Warner Park, for the benefit of all park users, for many generations to come.

The historic restoration included:
  • Repairing deteriorating and damaged stonework
  • Addressing chronic drainage and erosion issues
  • Re-establishing original view sheds
  • Facilitating native forest growth and biodiversity through the eradication of invasive plants
The Allée reopened to the public in October 2020.

A Note from President Jenny Hannon

The Allée restoration project encapsulates the entirety of the It’s My Nature Campaign. It involved the historic preservation of a community landmark; it included environmental effort that benefit park users and park inhabitants; it was executed impeccably to guarantee beneficiaries include many generations to come, and in honor of those who graciously bestowed it upon us, and it was all possible thanks to the generosity of friends who love Warner Parks and want to ensure they are here for all, forever.
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Leaders in Eradicating Invasive Species


Invasive Species Removal


Highway 100 is Next Focus of It’s My Nature Campaign


Will You Help #ProtectWarnerParks?

Friends of Warner Parks, as the nonprofit dedicated to the preservation, protection, and stewardship of Warner Parks, seeks commitment from the Nashville community and park enthusiasts to raise much-needed capital to restore historic structures and natural features throughout the parks.



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