Did you know that wherever you are in Tennessee there’s a state park within an hour’s drive?! Good news: ALL Tennessee state parks are now FREE! So, if you haven’t been to one of Tennessee’s state parks in awhile, this is something to add to your Bucket List. See a complete list of Tennessee state parks and which ones are our favorites in Middle Tennessee. Plus other fun things to do in the Nashville area.
No matter where you are in Tennessee there’s a state park within an hour’s drive and all Tennessee state parks are now free. Here you'll find a list of all the parks and tips for having a great day at the park of your choice!
Touring the Fontanel mansion is definitely something for your Nashville Bucket List! Here’s how much it costs + my photos showing what the log home is like.
Two of the suburbs south of Nashville (Franklin & Brentwood) are getting crowded. That’s why we moved to nearby Spring Hill just 12 miles south of Franklin.
I rode a Segway for the first time thru downtown Nashville and I didn’t crash – or hit anyone! Two-hour Nashville Segway Tours are fun for locals & tourists
We already have a favorite dog park in Franklin… it’s Maggie’s Bark Park. Our second favorite is Warner Dog Park.But still, I was excited when I heard there was another new dog park in town! It’s called the K9 Korral Dog Park at Harlinsdale Farm. So the dog and I both jumped in the car and we went to check it out…
I highly recommend making your way to Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park as soon as you get a chance. There are so many reasons to visit this beautiful park, but here are my top 5, plus some things that are good to know before you go!
I love parks. My kids love parks. So we thought we would explore a little bit of Nashville’s beautiful Centennial Park the other day. There is so much to see and do there! Here’s a little about our first time visiting Nashville’s Centennial Park.
Looking for a city park in Franklin, Tennessee to have a wedding party — like a rehearsal dinner? Here are our recommendations for the best Franklin, TN parks with pavilions to accommodate a wedding party — rain or shine!
Where I grew up in Florida, there were no parks like Aspen Grove Park to speak of where you could walk, run or bike. And, certainly, there were no bubbling streams and golf courses along the path. It’s easy to take for granted some of these parks right in our backyard. So don’t. Take advantage of them and see for yourself… we live in a beautiful place!
My aim here is simply to give new residents or visitors in the Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee area an honest review and some idea of what they can expect to find upon their first visit to the Warner Dog Park or Maggie’s Park Park — aka The Franklin Dog Park.
Here’s what you can expect to see when you go to the Franklin Dog Park — also known as Maggie’s Bark Park — in Williamson County. Or, if you go to the Warner Dog Park — part of the Percy Warner Parks system between Brentwood and Bellevue in Nashville. Lots of photos!
The following parks and trails in Franklin and Williamson County Tennessee are currently being built. Here are details, maps, and park renderings to get a better of idea of what and when these new parks will be opening.
Franklin Tennessee is a city filled with parks! There are city parks. And there are county parks. When you add them all up, there are PLENTY of places to enjoy the great outdoors in one of the many parks located in Franklin, TN. In all, there are nearly 30 parks within the confines of the city.
A sprayground is a water playground consisting of a multiple groups of spray features surrounded by a kid-friendly playing surface. Spraygrounds are typically automated and use nozzles and shower-type heads to distribute the water. They sometimes include interactive features, as well. For example, some sprays can be activated by users touching a button which begins a computerized water sequence. Here are Nashville’s spray parks…
There’s a new park in town! Franklin, Tennessee gets a new park, managed by Williamson County Parks & Rec and built adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Highway 96. Here are first photos of the build process.
One of the best city parks in Franklin — for kids — is Pinkerton Park. It’s located on Highway 96, just past the railroad tracks on the East side of downtown Franklin. See why it’s the best…
At a local city park, there are just too many signs. While they have removed the ‘Absolutely No Ball Throwing’ sign, and a few other similar — non fun — signs, I was still amazed by the sheer number of signs you’re faced with the moment you step foot in this lovely city park. How many signs can you spot in this one photo?
Thinking of visiting Franklin Tennessee in the near future? Here are some great tips for tourists and some ideas of fun things to see & do in and around Franklin, Tennessee.
Photos, map, and directions to the new Jim Warren Skateboard Park in Williamson County, Tennessee – Franklin, TN.
Nashville offers FREE movies in the park at the Centennial Park bandshell on West End Avenue on Wednesday’s from May 31st through June 28th. Here’s the movie lineup…
At the Franklin Skate Park, as these pictures show, we’re in the ‘slow’ phase of the construction process right now. While there haven’t been many visual changes in the past few months, you can see in these photos that the skateboard park in Franklin, Tennessee is coming along quite nicely!
The Jim Warren Skate Plaza is one of the best things to happen to the town of Franklin Tennessee in a long time! Construction on the new skate park began this week… check out the pictures, plans for the skate park, and details about the park’s future.
It was a scorching hot day in Franklin, Tennessee on the Fourth of July. Jim’s family — his brother, sister-in-law, and their 2 kids — were in town visiting. We all went to Pinkerton Park for the afternoon, and this happened to be little Dylan’s first time drinking out of a water bottle by himself. These […]
A story that’s funny NOW about Jim’s dad and the day he almost didn’t return home with us during our trip to Fall Creek Falls State Park. He’s tumbled off a cliff instead! Danger… warning… don’t let this happen to you!
We live in Franklin, Tennessee — Williamson County. Here are the reasons we think the Nashville area is one of the best places to live!