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Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Center is a fun (and free!) place to spend a few hours taking in the scenery, enjoying a short hike, or sitting by the river for a picnic.
You can get to the park by turning into the Belle Rive Subdivision on Granny White Pike.
Stay on Belle Rive road until you see the signs for the park directing you to Deerwood Lane.
Some interesting facts about the park:
- The park offers 27 acres to explore, with 1/2 mile bordering the Little Harpeth River.
- The park was offically open in 1992, after being converted from a wastewater treatment facility in the late 1980s.
- There is a Tree Identification Guide available in the parking lot of the park — to take with you through the trail.
- It was certified as an arboretum in 2002.
- There are 2 acres of man-made lakes.
In 2001, a small amphitheater and outdoor classroom were built. So this is also an ideal destination for nature groups or schools.
For reservation information, contact the parks office at (615) 371-2208.
Photos taken at Deerwood Arboretum & Nature Center
Michael’s View of Deerwood Arboretum
Winter Photos of Deerwood Arboretum in Brentwood
Deerwood Arboretum & Nature Center Pavillion
Flickr Photos of Deerwood Arboretum
I live in Brentwood, Tennessee and write about some of the fun things I like do around here… and some of the must-see places I would recommend for visitors to the area.