Places to Swim Near Brentwood, Williamson County, and Nashville, Tennessee

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In the Nashville area, pools generally open Memorial Day weekend.

If you haven’t found a place to swim and sun yet, following is a list of outdoor pools and beaches near Brentwood.

Included here are public pools in Nashville (Davidson County), and various parts of Williamson County.




Williamson County Rec Centers

Williamson County residents have 3 great outdoor swimming pools to choose from.

Each of these requires the purchase of an annual pool pass:


Middle Tennessee YMCAs

For cost and convenience, the YMCA pools in Middle Tennessee are hard to beat.

There are 3 swimming locations near Brentwood:


A Public Pool In Brentwood – CLOSED

The traditional Brentwood swimming spot is the Brentwood Dolphin Club on Wilson Pike.

It looks a little rough around the edges compared to newer pools, but its location makes it convenient to many of Brentwood’s older subdivisions.

Membership is required.


Percy Priest Lake Swimming Areas

Feel like an adventure?

You can head to public beaches on Percy Priest Lake, within 30 minutes of Brentwood.

These 2 public beaches cost $4 a carload:

  • Cook Recreation Area – 12231 Old Hickory Blvd., Hermitage TN 37076 (615) 889-1096
    There’s a sand beach and playground is available for a nominal Day Use fee. Also available: picnic sites, group shelters, boat launching ramps, and bathrooms. Pets are not allowed.
  • Anderson Road Recreation Area – 4010 Anderson Road, Nashville, TN 37217 (615) 361-1980
    There’s a sand beach and playground available for a nominal Day Use fee. Also available: picnic sites, group shelters, boat launching ramps, and bathrooms. Pets are not allowed.
If you’ll be camping, then Seven Points Campground on Percy Priest Lake has a sandy beach that is available for registered campers and their authorized visitors. Pets are allowed on a leash.

I just explored the Anderson Road beach for the first time with my family. Read about our Nashville beach trip, including my recommendations for other Middle Tennessee lakes.


Nashville Shores Waterpark

Of course, there is always Percy Priest Lake’s Nashville Shores — which combines slides, pools, and sandy beaches.

The price for admission may not be worth it if your children aren’t old enough to enjoy the slides. But here’s a tip: search for Nashville Shores coupons!

It’s fairly easy to find discounts for this awesome waterpark — especially pre-season and end-of-the-season.

And if you’ll be going to Nashville Shores at least twice this season, then consider a season pass — the price is worth it for those who plan to make multiple visits.


Nashville Metro Parks Swimming Pools

For a cheaper waterpark option, Metro Parks & Recreation operates Wave Country — a pool with water slides near Opry Mills mall. I’ve heard that the newly renovated Wave Country is much improved, and children 2 and under are FREE.

Metro Parks’ Centennial Sportsplex has a nice indoor swimming pool (for a fee).

Many of the other Metro Parks pools are FREE to Davidson County residents. Just be sure to check the hours carefully ahead of time, because the public pools open and close at odd times.

Metro Parks maintains a variety of seasonal outdoor pools and year-round indoor pools. Wave Country and the Centennial Sportsplex charge admission. The other pools offer FREE admission during open swimming and lap swimming times. Source


If you know of another great place to swim in Nashville or Brentwood, leave me a comment and let me know!