Centennial ParkCurrently Closed
- Address: 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, United States, 37232
- Timings: 08:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6158628400
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Monument, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks, Dog Parks
The Centennial Park Nashville is popular to young professionals and they call this the West End. It has gone through incredible growth over the years. The iconic Parthenon is in the Centennial Park. There is a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Centre, and historical monuments. It has an arts activity centre, a beautiful sunken garden, a band shell, and an events shelter. Its trials are pet friendly and just perfect to exercise for the family. The sand volleyball court is used by ardent players and each year the park has festivals and exhibitions.
This park was the location of the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. After the Civil War, it became a racetrack and state fairgrounds. Construction to expand the park began in the 1900’s to serve visitors to the Exposition from the President down. In 1916, a trolley car was introduced and within 1953, the park had a steam locomotive. The first swimming pool was built in 1932, and further development followed.
This is a beautiful open park with paved trails to walk around lakes, ponds, pretty landscaping. Often you'll see street performers out and about through the busier places of the park.
- The park is open from dawn, so go as early as you like.
- The park's band shell is also the site of the annual "Shakespeare in the Park".
- The park and other areas of outdoor gathering in the Nashville area have been equipped with storm-warning sirens.
- Centennial Park became Nashville's first wireless internet park by offering free Wi-Fi internet access to park patrons.
- Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante: Italian
- Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: American
- J. Alexander's: American
- Hog Heaven: American
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59.42% of people who visit Nashville include Centennial Park in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
50.29% of people start their Centennial Park visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Centennial Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Centennial Park
We enjoyed some time strolling Centennial Park with my dog. It was clean and there were many people enjoying the outdoor space. The Parthenon was built as a replica of the wood and plaster version created for a fair a long time ago (sorry my facts are fuzzy). Worth checking out if you have the time.
Awesome place! I love this park, I go there to run a couple times a week. The mile "loop" is nice and flat and there's not ever very many people here.
Fantastic and very peaceful place. If you are going for a walk, run or just exploring this is the place to go. There is something nice about watching people walking around the Parthenon talking about ideas because anthems was one of the first places where ideas were discussed openly in a democracy
Hard to walk around and enjoy the beauty of the park without getting ran over by the scooters. Need to banned them or have certain areas to ride. 5 star on park. 1 star on scooters.
I have loved Centennial Park since I was a child in the late fifties. It has played a part of my stories through every era of my life. Great festivals, art exhibits, creative workshops, live music and lots of beautiful landscapes. And now I get to play with my grandson on the playgrounds. Life is beautiful!