Feast your eyes with greens and commune with nature inside the Centennial Park, one of the premier parks in Nashville, Tennessee that is aptly located along 2500 West End Avenue.
Nestled within a 132-acre land, Centennial Park features the iconic Parthenon, a one-mile walking trail, a lake named Watauga, an art center and arts activity center, historical monuments, a sunken garden, a band shell, an events shelter, sand volleyball courts, dog park and an exercise trail.
Parthenon is the centerpiece of Centennial Park. It is a replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece which serves as a monument to what is considered the pinnacle of classical architecture.
Originally built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial Exposition, Parthenon features a 42-foot Athena statue with plaster replicas of the Parthenon Marbles found in the Naos, which are direct casts of the original sculptures.
Parthenon also serves as Nashville’s art museum that houses permanent collection of 63 paintings made by American artists during the 19th and 20th century, which were all donated by James M. Cowan.
The Centennial Sportsplex is also found at the Centennial Park where guests can try aquatics and ice skating or play tennis.
Whether you want to see an art exhibit or just stroll around, the Centennial Park is the perfect place to unwind and relax.
Centennial Park is open every day from dawn until 11:00 p.m.