Trail Closures & Notices

Please read below for information regarding greenway trail closures and notices.

Greenways for Nashville works in partnership with Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation’s Greenways and Open Space Division to keep this page as up to date as possible. However, some closures and trail advisories are made on an emergency basis for the safety and well-being of trail users. Please watch for these signs during your visit. Descriptions of closures and links to more information, including maps, are below.

*For more information, visit Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation Greenways and Open Space.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway Trail Closure & Notice - Updated 12/2/2019

Due to erosion of river embankments sustained from flooding, work has begun to relocate Shelby Bottoms Greenway bridge number 5 further away from the river and to realign the paved trail.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway Pedestrian Bridge Construction Update, December 2, 2019 – Map

    • Due to erosion of river embankments sustained from flooding, work has begun to relocate Shelby Bottoms Greenway bridge 5 further away from the river and to realign the paved trail.
    • The paved Shadow Lane Connector will be open, but with intermittent delays as construction equipment moves through. Trail users should remain aware and proceed with caution and courtesy.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway Trail Maintenance and Detour Update, November 14, 2019 – Map

  • The detour on the unpaved Raccoon Den Trail will be open, with intermittent closures to move heavy equipment.
  • Selected trees will be removed within this construction zone. This project complies with Metro Executive Order 40 and established Metro Tree Replacement Standards.
  • All trees to be removed have health or structural issues or will be impacted by the planned bridge relocation project.
  • A certified arborist consultant has assessed tree conditions and health.
  • For the 34 trees removed, 51 new native trees will be planted.
  • Scheduled completion in April, 2020.

Shelby Bottoms trees inventoried at pedestrian bridge relocation site by Davey Resource Group, November 6, 2019 – Click for Tree Inventory

Harpeth River Greenway Trail Closure & Notice - Updated 11/18/19

Temporary Harpeth River Greenway Trail Closure in Edwin Warner Park – Map

  • Trail temporarily closed between Butlers Field & Woolwine Trailhead
  • Detour open on Paved Path (“Old Roadway”) via Bluebell Bend (hilly)
  • Trail open to Butlers Field Trailhead
  • Reason: Harpeth Valley Utilities District Improvement Project
  • Dates: November 12, 2019 to June, 2020