Recreation

Cross Country Running Courses

The Vaughn’s Creek and Steeplechase Cross Country Courses within Percy Warner Park are both home to major local, state, and regional competitions at the high school and collegiate level. To reserve a course for a meet, call 615.370.8051.

Vaughn’s Creek Cross Country Course:
7199 Highway 100, Nashville TN 37221

Steeplechase Cross Country Course:
2528-2536 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37221
Cross Country Running Policies

Edwin Warner Dog Park

Dogs love Warner Parks, too! Let them run off-leash in this fenced-in dog park. Benches and fountains both on-site. Please note, elsewhere throughout the parks, leash law applies (all dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet), and users must abide by the Metro dog park rules at all times.

74 Vaughn Road, Nashville, TN 37221

Picnic Areas

Reserve a shelter here.

Historic picnic shelters are scattered throughout Warner Parks. Originally built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) throughout the 1930's and 1940's, and recently restored by Friends of Warner Parks with over $500,000 in fundraising, these shelters have long been featured attractions, and are among the most significant historical assets of Warner Parks.

Reserve a shelter today, and learn more about the parks, the shelters, and FOWP’s commitment to preserving these historical landmarks here.

GOLF

Harpeth Hills Golf Course
Blanketing the rolling hills of Percy Warner Park, this 18-hole Audubon Certified golf course is widely respected as one of Tennessee’s top public golf facilities. The par 72 Championship layout is surrounded by a natural wildlife habitat and offers a challenge to golfers of all levels.

Reserve A Tee Time:
  • Call 615-862-8493
  • Tee time reservations are available up to seven days in advance in person or over the phone
  • Tee times recommended, but not required
  • Walk-in play welcome based on availability
Visit their website to learn more.
Percy Warner Golf Course
Set near the Belle Meade entrance to Percy Warner Park, this 9 hole course is known as one of Nashville’s most picturesque and golfer-friendly courses. This par 34 course is made challenging by its tree-lined fairways and small undulating greens. Percy Warner Golf Course has been a favorite place for Nashvillian’s to learn to play since 1937.

No Tee Time Needed!
  • Open play available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Rental carts available.
Visit their website to learn more.

Horseback Riding

Three different bridle paths totaling 10+ miles wind through Percy Warner Park, all of which are accessible via the trailhead and trailer parking area at Warner Parks Equestrian Center. Riders must bring their own horses and equipment.  All horse trails in Percy Warner Park are for equine traffic only.

For additional trail rules and trail maps, click here.

2500 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37221

Low Ropes Course

Edwin Warner Park’s Low Ropes Course offers a fun, challenging experience that fosters cooperation and confidence. Available by reservation only, interested parties can contact Jon Dodson with Metro Parks by phone, 615.862.8400. Learn more here.

Sports

Edwin Warner Park is home to several athletics fields used by area clubs. Click here to learn more about field reservations.

Model Airplane Field

Located along the east side of Vaughn Road in Edwin Warner Park, this facility has been used by model aviation enthusiasts since the early 1930s. It was the first model airplane field in Nashville and is one of the oldest in the United States.

The Edwin Warner Model Aviators Club utilizes the facility and serves as a friendly, helpful network for model airplane operators. The club is chartered by the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

A permit is required to operate a model airplane in Edwin Warner Park. Click here to learn about obtaining a permit through Metro Parks.

Model aviators may only fly their aircraft during the following times:
  • March – November: Monday through Friday: 8 am – 3 pm
  • December – February: Monday through Saturday: 8 am – dusk, Sunday: noon – dusk