Fannie Mae Dees Park is perfect for kids and adults alike. If you like art and photography then stopover at this park. It was called Dragon Park because of the large mosaic serpent built in the park. Pedro Silva sculptured the serpent with a lot of personal designs such as faces, birds, flowers and animals. Several volunteers over the years kept this beloved reptile clean and polished.
There is so much to swing from, to seat on and slide down. The playground equipment allows kids of all ages to use their imagination. Exploring the tunnels is mysterious fun for it leads to playhouses. The park is also a peaceful spot for practising yoga or if you are a musician, it’s perfect as well. The park takes its official name from the local civic leader Fannie Mae Dees. It and was created in 1978.
There are large play areas in the park:
- Lily Garden
- Swings for children with disability
- Jungle Gym
- Small sprayer for summer
- Area for small children
- Climbing area
- Sand pit
- Sculpture of dragon
- Tennis courts
- Soccer pitch
- Picnic tables
Fannie Mae Dees Park Travel Tips
- Parking is a bit of a problem.
- It is pet friendly and dogs will love the long walks.
- The park is very clean and well maintained.
- There are clean restrooms.
How to Reach Fannie Mae Dees Park
- Blakemore Ave & 24th Ave S EB Bus: 21
- The Dog of Nashville: American
- McDougal's Chicken Fingers & Wings: American
- Pancake Pantry: American
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2.01% of people who visit Nashville include Fannie Mae Dees Park in their plan
95% of people start their Fannie Mae Dees Park visit around 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fannie Mae Dees Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fannie Mae Dees Park
People normally also visit Bluebird Cafe while planning their trip to Fannie Mae Dees Park.
Fannie Mae Dees Park Reviews & Ratings
My niece loves the park. She enjoys the slides and climbing. Her favorite is the swings she is full of laughter whenever she is on one. It's a very nice park. We saw a couple in their wedding outfits talking pictures at this park next to the beautiful mosaic art.
Very nice park. Little but lots to do. Perfect for pictures and hanging out on an evening with friends. Unique one of a kind dragon statue mosaic and within walking distance to shops and food. This is something I would not miss if I was looking for unique things to find in Nashville
Great park for littler kids. There's a cool elevated playset that has shade and a dragon that mists the kids when they get too hot. Swings are in the sun and can get pretty toasty. There is seemingly no bathroom in the entire park, which has ended several of our visits there.
I have very fond memories of this park from my childhood and was looking forward to sharing the "Dragon Park" with my kids. When we went, the dragons were under restoration and blocked off by 6 ft chain link fence. While I am certainly glad the restoration is being done, it takes away some of the magic of this place to not even be able to see the dragons. The equipment is nice and well maintained, but without the dragons, it is just another playground
Nice little park in the heart of the city. I think the most attractive part of this park is the big structure that they have. It is picture worthy. They have tennis courts too. I come here sometimes for a stroll. They have picnic shelters too that can be used for birthday parties.