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Have we got a fun place for you! If you have bored kids, hyper kids, challenging kids, ANY kind of kids, you are going to love Cumberland Park in Downtown Nashville.

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Nestled between the Shelby Street Pedestrian bridge and the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, Cumberland Park has a variety of experiences for adults and children.  The view alone is worth the trip even if you find yourself there without kids.

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Play Area

The park features a completely unique playscape with AstroTurf and grass.  There is a seesaw, trees, balance boards  and a small grassy area above.  The layout is a series of hills and valleys covered with that great ‘spongy' type play surface.

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Walking Trail

Surrounding the playscape is a great butterfly garden and a walking trail.

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The trail is great for walking but is probably not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Splash Pad

The park also features a splash pad perfect for cooling off during the hot Nashville summers.

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There is also a sand play area and a tables perfect for a picnic by the river.

Another great feature of the park is the active area.  It has a rope climb, a rock wall and a challenging rope course.

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The park also has an area I don't quite understand.

Cumberland Park - See through window
Does anyone know what this is?  It looks like a place your kids could play ‘prison visiting day' but I'm guessing that is not the actual purpose.  It's just a low concrete wall with plexiglass windows full of holes.  Leave us a comment if you unravel this mystery.

The park does offer clean bathrooms with changing stations.  There are also water fountains available.

Family Fun Facts

Cumberland Park (map)

Open Daily –  Dawn until 11PM

Cost : FREE

About Rachel Kline

Rachel KlineRachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)