The sun is shining in Nashville and Franklin and the temperatures are climbing. Finally! As part two of our staycation series, I thought I’d take advantage of this fantastic weather and feature an outdoor destination that you must enjoy if you call Nashville home. Not only does this excursion make a great day-trip, it’s easy to plan on the fly if you need to leave your “on-the-market” home quickly for a showing.
Nashville’s Centennial Park is one of the loveliest parks Middle Tennessee has to offer. Comprised of 132 acres, this park also includes the iconic Parthenon, a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, sunken gardens, a band shell and more. The parks people run a masterful series of events which you can access here, but even if you just go on an event-free day, you’re sure to enjoy your time in this gorgeous green space. Pack a picnic and bring a Frisbee for some Nashvillian style, free fun and fresh air!
After lunch, you’ll want to head over to the park’s centerpiece: the Parthenon. It is a full-scale replica of the original in Athens, Greece. It was originally built in 1897 for Tennessee’s Centennial Exposition and now houses the city of Nashville’s art museum. Kids enamored with the Percy Jackson series will love a chance to bring some of their favorite books to life with a 42 foot statue of Athena, goddess of war, wisdom and crafts.
As promised in last week’s post, Fido doesn’t need to be left out when you plan a visit to Centennial Park. All metro parks are open to our four legged friends as long as they are leashed. Centennial’s dog park is located on Flag Pole Hill and is open from dawn to 8PM. It offers a gated expanse where your pup can run free and frolic with furry friends. Be sure to check out metro’s dog policy before visiting so you can be sure that puppy returns home safe and healthy!
Hopefully a beautiful day spent at one of Nashville’s most beautiful parks will take the sting out of being displaced from your home for a bit and maybe I’ll have news of an offer before your day is done!