Timberland Park, opened in the fall of 2014, sits on 72 acres adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 437.2 less than a mile south of the Tennessee Highway 96 (Double Arch Bridge) entrance to the parkway. The park is maintained and staffed by Williamson County Parks & Recreation.
For generations, the wooded property comprising Timberland Park was logged by hand and loaded onto wagons pulled by mules and horses. Most of the lumber was used to build homes and buildings in nearby Franklin. The old logging roads are now trails!
Timberland Park features a 2000 sq ft interpretive center that uses solar panels that stores the energy in batteries for electricity, rain water is collected for irrigation, propane for a fireplace and a septic system for waste. Visitors will enjoy hiking, bird watching and wildlife observation (deer, raccoon, fox, wild turkey and squirrel). Walking sticks made from trees on the property are available for use by hikers. An ADA accessible trail meanders thru the woods past several benches, a picnic area and eventually to an overlook pavilion. Other trails take hikers thru and up and down the property. Man's best friend will enjoy the dog walk trail.
- A loop drive accommodates RVs and buses.
- There is no entrance fee to the park.
- Park Hours: April 1 - October 31 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Thursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- Park Hours: November 1 - March 31 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Restrooms are located in the interpretive center.
- Pets are permitted. Must be on a leash with a maximum of 6 feet and under physical restraint at all times.
- Dog waste receptacles are available on site.
- Do not leave pets unattended.
- No Firearms Permitted
- Collecting or digging of plants or artifacts.
- Hunting of any type.
- Use of non-motorized or motorized vehicles including ATVs, bicycles, or motorcycles on any of the trails.
- Feeding or harassing wildlive.
- Camping, camp fires or grills.
- Overnight parking.
- Alcohol or smoking.