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BOWIE NATURE PARK

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Fairview, Tennessee in Williamson County

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Weed Wrangle at Bowie Nature Park WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9am to 11am and 12pm to 2pm. WHAT: The Weed Wrangle®, is a one-day volunteer effort throughout Nashville and surrounding areas to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful ...
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Over 700 acres of forest, lakes and 17 miles of trails… Bowie is a great place for individuals, couples and families to come and enjoy their time. Bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, running, walking and playing aboard the Treehouse Playground can be enjoyed each and every day of the year.


Nature Center & Trail Closure Info Call: (615) 799-5544
At any time, trails may be closed to bikers and horseback riders due to wet conditions, it is advisable to call before riding.
When visiting the Park, stop by the Nature Center where you can grab a trail map, get oriented, see our animals and exhibits, and pick up a program guide to learn about what activities are happening in the park.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

From upcoming youth classes and events, special and seasonal activities, or just what’s happening around the Park… be sure to check out the Bowie Blog for all the latest happenings.

PHOTO GALLERY

Nature’s beauty is found in abundance at Bowie Park. But so are the awesome facilities available to everyone. Take a look inside Bowie Park with our photo gallery montage.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Weed Wrangle 2019

Weed Wrangle at Bowie Nature Park WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9am to 11am and 12pm to 2pm. WHAT: The Weed Wrangle®, is a one-day volunteer effort throughout Nashville and surrounding areas to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful trees, vines and flowering plants. Typical unwelcome plants are honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica and L. maackii), Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense), winter creeper (Euonymus fortunei), autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata var. parviflora), English ivy (Hedera helix) and kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata). We will have a morning group pulling Chinese Privet and Japanese Honeysuckle from 9 to 11am.  The afternoon group will be planting native species from noon to 2pm to help hold the disturbed soil and eventually feed our native wildlife. Lunch will be provided in-between volunteer sessions for anyone volunteering that day.  The food will be located at Shelter #1 where we will meet up before each session. Please wear close-toed shoes that are sturdy and you don't mind getting dirty.  Come dressed for the weather.  Layers are usually good for this time of year since it can start off in the 30's and make it to the 60's and 70's.  Bring a ...
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Camp Bowie 2019

Camp Bowie 2019 Discover the wonders of the natural world this summer at Bowie Nature Park’s Camp Bowie! Our day camps are a great way for kids to learn about nature while having fun.  Each week campers will experience exciting nature studies, fun games, arts & crafts, and exploration hikes around our 700 acre park.  Registration begins February 1st. Camps are held in June and July. Half-day Camps for 5-7 year olds are from 8:30-12:00pm and require a tuition of $75 per week.  Full-day camps are available for 8-12 year olds and are from 8:30-3:30pm.  The cost is $125 a week.  All campers will receive a t-shirt, daily snacks, and life-long memories. Camp Dates and Themes: Half Day Camps Little Adventurers Camp—5-7 year olds (June 10th-14th) - $75    Get outside and explore with us!  All week we will learn about outdoor survival basics and learn valuable skills using hands-on activities and games. A Bug's Life Camp—5-7 year olds (July 8th-12th) - $75   This week will focus on lives of the most abundant creatures on earth.  Campers will learn about these creepy crawlies through games, crafts, and exploration of their different habitats.   Full Day Camps Outdoor Adventures—8-12 year olds (June 17th-21st) ...
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Star Party – Feb 8th 2019

Star Party All Ages 6:30 – 8:30pm February 8th Join Bowie Park and Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society at our Star Party.  Feel free to bring a blanket so you can lie down and look up.  BSAS will have telescopes to look at objects such as Saturn, Mars, and double stars! No registration required but may be canceled due to weather. Call 615-799-5544 for information. Check our Facebook page for last minute cancellation notices ...
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Programs for Little Ones – Winter 2019

Nature Strollers Ages: 18 months to 5 years 10:00am to 11:00am January 7th – The Moon February 4th – Winter Birds  March 4th - Signs of Spring Encourage your little one’s curiosity with nature and the outdoors! During the program, we will read a book, sing songs, play games, make a craft, and go on a child friendly hike.  Each month there will be a new theme. No registration required Joann’s Puppet Powwow Ages: Families 9:30 – 10:00am March 4th – Signs of Spring Have a seat around our puppet theatre in Joann’s Outdoor Classroom as our naturalists present a series of puppet shows! Every series will revolve around a central environmental theme such as life cycles, hibernation, or pollination. Puppet shows will be followed by activities that enhance the topic addressed in the show. No registration required but may be canceled due to weather. Call 615-799-5544 for information ...
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