Greenways are linear parks and paved trails that connect neighborhoods to other neighborhoods, parks, schools, shopping, and work.
They provide barrier-free access to nature and recreational activities.
Typically located along natural landscape features such as streams, rivers and ridges, or along built features such as railroad corridors, greenways provide valuable green space for conservation, recreation and alternative transportation.
Shared-use Paved Paths
Created within public green space
Barrier free (ADA Compliant)
Greenways are enjoyed by:
What is Greenways for Nashville?
As a non-profit organization, Greenways for Nashville works to create, preserve, and promote a system of greenways in Nashville and Davidson County.
Greenways for Nashville supports the initiatives of the Metro Parks Department and the Greenways and Open Space Commission by leveraging public and private funds for future greenways, trail enhancements, and preserving land.
We advocate for the preservation and protection of natural and cultural areas, the development of community recreational spaces, and the acquisition of land for preservation as greenways and parks. As a conservation organization, we are committed to doing our part to ensure equitable access to all members of the community so that they may safely experience an inviting network of greenways for health, recreation, and enjoyment.
In addition to fundraising, we educate citizens about Nashville’s greenways and opportunities for community involvement in the planning process.
Since 1994, Greenways for Nashville has assisted in developing a significant trail footprint of nearly 100 miles, including the protection of over 2,700 acres of floodplain land and the addition of over 7,000 acres of park land through the work of the Greenways and Open Space Division of Metro Parks.