Riverfront Park

Downtown & the Gulch

This narrow park sits between downtown and the Cumberland River. Take your pooch for a romp in the dog park, have a picnic as you watch the barges from the terraced lawn or catch a show in the new Ascend Amphitheater. Public restrooms are available.

There's an underwhelming impression of what Nashville originally looked like at the Fort Nashborough recreation, and you can launch a boat from the public dock near the train station.

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