Find Indoor and Outdoor Recreation in Williamson County
The outdoors are great – and so are the indoors – and in Williamson County, there are a variety of healthy recreation options for residents to enjoy.
Williamson County is lucky to have plenty of beautiful public parks, including Concord, Granny White, Maryland Way, Owl Creek, Primm, River and Tower parks. Crockett Park is the largest with 164 acres of open fields, walking trails and athletic fields. It is also home to the historic Cool Springs House, the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater and the Williamson County Indoor Soccer Complex.
The Little Harpeth River runs through Williamson and Davidson counties, and some spots provide great opportunities for whitewater kayaking, rafting and paddling. There are a few campgrounds along the Little Harpeth, and one seven-mile stretch is rated Class II by American Whitewater. One of the most popular spots in the area is the Brenthaven Bikeway Connector Trail, which connects both Crockett Park and River Park in Brentwood. The trail traverses an attractive wooded corridor along the Little Harpeth River. Other popular biking destinations in the area include Harpeth Woods Trail, Cane Connector Trail and Mill Creek Greenway Trail.
Deerwood is a 27-acre natural area and state-certified arboretum that showcases native trees, migratory birds, butterflies and other wildlife. The park has a one-mile walking and bikeway trail with 12 nature stations, ponds, a wildflower meadow and a nature center.
For indoor as well as outdoor activity, the area's three YMCA branches – Brentwood Family YMCA, Maryland Farms YMCA and YMCA of Cool Springs – are popular year round. The Brentwood/Cool Springs area is also home to multiple elite sports training complexes. D1 Sports Training provides custom sports training programs including an NFL Combine training program, along with expert coaching and the latest in sports therapy. A-Game Sportsplex is a premier indoor sports complex focusing on basketball, hockey and volleyball.
As for older adults, The FiftyForward Martin Center has been welcoming the 50-plus crowd since it opened in December 2002, and has seen significant growth in membership ever since. A variety of classes and programs are offered, plus special interest groups such as Word Smiths (writers), Historical Seniors, Mountain Dulcimer musicians, Martin Men, Wine Sippers and Book Clubbers host many events.