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Nashville TN Free Things to Do this Summer - Part One

Nashville TN Free Things to Do this Summer - Part One


Go to the Beach!Nashville TN Summer things to do


A very popular beach is on J Percy Priest just off Anderson Road in Southeast Nashville. There are sandy beaches, playgrounds and a boat The Day Use fee is $4/car. Lock 3 Beach on Old Hickory Lake is FREE. It is just off Walton Ferry Road in Hendersonville.

Metro Parks' Community Pools offer free swimming during "open Swimming" and "lap swimming" times. These community Pools are located in various parts of Nashville and can be found on the website.

Nashville TN Summer things to do


Metro Parks also has Wave Country off Briley Parkway. Admission is not free but you can get a $2 coupon on their website!

Many of the nearby Tennessee State Parks also have Free Swimming Beaches! East you will find Rock Island and Long Hunter State Parks. To the West but before Dickson is Montgomery Bell State Park. Most of them do NOT have Lifeguards on duty, so plan accordingly.

Spray Parks are great fun for the little ones! Tennessee Map Plaza, at Bicentennial Mall, isn't exactly a Spray park but the fountain shoots water from the map and it's one of the most popular places to cool off in Downtown Nashville. True spray parks are located at Watkins Park on 17th Avenue North, across from MLKing Magnet School and Kirkpatrick Sprayground at 620 S. Ninth St in East Nashville.


Go Boating! Nashville TN Summer things to do


Radnor Lake, the Otter Creek Road state park offers Canoe Floats and other events.


Stones River Watershed will have a Boat Day on June 25th from 9am to Noon. Learn about boats and boat safety. This event will take place at the Manson Pike Trailhead off Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.



Connie Harveyis a local agent with Pilkerton Realtors, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals. She can be reached at 615-371-2474.

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Comment balloon 7 commentsConnie Harvey • June 03 2011 04:39PM


Good local post; I really like your graphics, very cute and cheerful!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Posted by Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia (Roy Wheeler Realty Co.) almost 7 years ago

Nashville sounds like a great place to be this summer.

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) almost 7 years ago

With all this hot weather all these sound like cool fun for all ages!

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN) almost 7 years ago

Hi Connie - Until I started reading your blogs my perception of Nashville was just country music.  It sounds like a great place to live.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) almost 7 years ago

Virginia - Thank you. I was looking for cheerful yesterday in all this heat!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 7 years ago

Cindy - Come on over. It's not that far!!

Lee and Carol - It's so darn hot here, it seemed like the best place to start this series.

Conrad - Many people do not know much about Nashville and Tennessee. Much more to it than Country Music!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 7 years ago

Adorable article...

Posted by Kim & Kristine Halverson, Realtors (, Santa Monica Real Estate :) ) almost 7 years ago