Nashville Area Outdoor Family Fun

Nashville has lots of wonderful places to enjoy the outdoors. Parks, playscapes, natural areas and more – I’m sure there are great places to explore near you.

Have several days to play? Check out our 5 day staycation plans for preschoolers, school aged kids and teens!

Outdoor Fun Centers

These outdoor fun centers have several options for go kart racing, mini-golf, driving ranges, batting cages and more outdoor recreational sports.

Parks and Playgrounds

There are more than a hundred playgrounds scattered through Middle Tennessee. If you live in Davidson county, find one nearby on this HUGE list of parks in Nashville. For those in surrounding counties, there are lots of options on this list of parks and playgrounds in Middle Tennessee. Get more details on the parks we’ve visited included pictures and a list of amenities in the articles below.

Museums and Gardens

Nashville has some amazing gardens to explore, historic homes to visit, and outdoor museums that are great destinations when the weather is warm.

Natural Areas

Middle Tennessee is full of trails to walklakes to swim in, and recreational areas to visit. Take your family out for a hike next time you have a free weekend. Here are some suggestions of places we love to explore.

Farms, Orchards, and Agricultural Fun

Other Outdoor Adventures

We have some great ideas for indoor fun in Nashville and Middle Tennessee too!

Murfreesboro Murals

We had so much fun putting together our Mt. Juliet Murals post we thought we would put together something similar in Murfreesboro, Tn! We decided to stick to just exploring…

Reservoir Park

Need a place for your kids to run? Reservoir Park is it! Located in Edgehill, this large green space is well hidden. From the street it is deceptive how large…

Cumberland Park

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…

Cedar Hill Park

Cedar Hill Park is located in North Nashville on Old Hickory Boulevard.  This park features an unusually large playscape, seven reservable picnic shelters, sports fields, trails, a duck pond and…

Stardust Drive-In

It’s impossible for me to write an un-biased post about Stardust Drive-In.  No, they didn’t pay me. No, I don’t hold any ownership of the business. I’m just basically in…

Cook Day Use Area

Located on Percy Priest Lake,  Cook Day Use Area is a great place for swimming, picnics, and more. When you enter the area you will first have to stop and…

Don Fox Community Park

Don Fox Community Park is located in Lebanon, TN. Those in Wilson County are lucky – the rest of you – bring a picnic and spend the day – it…

Jefferson Springs Recreation Area

Relax and have fun by the water at Jefferson Springs Recreation Area. Located on the Stone’s River, this recreation area is a beautiful place for picnics, fishing and fun! One…

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