Who We Are

We preserve, steward,
and protect Warner Parks.

Friends of Warner Parks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, protection, and stewardship of Percy Warner and Edwin Warner Parks.

Percy and Edwin Warner Park are metropolitan parks under the jurisdiction of Metro Parks and Recreation. As a friends organization, we fundraise to elevate the care of the parks.


Warner Parks saw an era of decline in the 1960’s and 1970’s that led a group of concerned neighbors to found Friends of Warner Parks in 1987. Modeling New York’s Central Park Conservancy, Friends of Warner Parks set out to raise much-needed funding, the second such group to form in the nation in support of a metropolitan park.

Our Impact

Friends of Warner Parks continues to be a model for metropolitan parks nationwide- investing over $37 million in the park to date. In close partnership with Metro Nashville Parks & Recreation Department, FOWP:
Such is possible with friends like you; individual, corporate and foundation donors, members, and grantmaking organizations. 
The public-private partnership between Friends and Metro Parks leverages both taxpayer dollars and charitable contributions, accomplishing more than either entity could separately.

Sponsors & Underwriters

Pinnacle Financial Partners
Lee Danner Bass
Bonnaroo Works Fund
TN Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry
TN Wildlife Resources Agency
The Memorial Foundation
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
LP Building Products
SunTrust Foundation
Team Green Adventures & Lightning 100
Cumberland Transit
DET Distributing CompanY
Parking Management Company
Production House of Nashville
Ragnar Tennessee

Our Future

Friends of Warner Parks is committed to sustaining this operating model of partnership to #ProtectWarnerParks; we hope you'll join us.