Nature Fest


September 14th

10am to 5pm

The 35th annual festival will be held at the beautiful 700-acre Bowie Nature Park in Fairview, TN. This year we are celebrating the Honey Bee! Observe a live beehive through glass, learn how to be a beekeeper in your own backyard and how to harvest your own honey, and learn about pollinator friendly plants! Bring the whole family and enjoy music, living history, free kids games and crafts, hayrides, inflatables, shopping, food and more!

Star Party August 2019 – canceled


Please visit the BSAS website for their calendar of upcoming events.

Star Party

All Ages

9:00 – 11:00pm

August 9th

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.

Classes for Homeschoolers

To register for any of the following programs, please contact Nancy Jackson at or (615)799-5544 ext 2





August 19th – Water – Registration opens July 23rd

September 16th – Habitats – Registration opens August 20th

Bring your children out to a naturalist-led class that will immerse them in the natural world, using different exploration-based techniques to get them engaged.

Registration required – opens at 8:00am on date stated above





August 26th – Water – Registration opens July 30th

September 23rd – Ecosystems – Registration opens August 27th

Join us monthly as we become scientists and learn the skills necessary to observe and explore our world.  Each month we will have a new topic.

Registration required – opens at 8:00am on date stated above

Bowie Now Open

Bowie Nature Park is now open.

The hours are back to being 5am to 10pm.

The trails are open to hikers but still closed to horses and mountain bikes.

Playground Removal

Below is the link to information about the removal of the playground.  If you have any questions, please call one of the numbers provided.

Phone numbers for more information:
City Manager Scott Collins 615-387-6084
Bowie Park Nature Center – Program Director Nancy Jackson 615-799-5544 ext 2
If you call the Nature Center and there is no answer, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Nature Strollers – Summer 2019

The July Nature Strollers is canceled.  Bowie Park will be closed for the day.  Please Join us on August 5th.

Nature Strollers

Ages: 18 months to 5 years

10:00am to 11:00am

June 10th – Flowers

July 8th – Worms

August 5th – Water

September 9th – Caves

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

Hike with a Naturalist – June & July 2019

The Hike on July 9th is canceled.  Bowie Park will be closed for the day.   Please join us on July 18th for a beautiful stroll through the park.

Hike with a Naturalist

All Ages

10 to 11am

June 11th & 20th

July 9th & 18th

We will meet twice a month to hike a different area of the park.  We will always meet at the Nature Center to begin the hike.  Feel free to ask nature or park related questions.

No registration required.

Night Hike July 2019

Night Hike

All Ages

July 26th


Come experience the sounds of the forest at night and enjoy a relaxing stroll through the Bowie trails.  We will meet in the nature center and then go explore.

Registration is required. Please call 615-799-5544 ext 2 or email to inquire about spaces available

Creek Crawl 2019

Creek Crawl

Ages 8 to 12

9 to 10:30am

July 15th

What better way is there to spend a hot day than in a cool creek. Come cool off in the creek and catch crawdads and other critters! We will meet at the Nature Center then hike to Little Turnbull Creek to explore.

Registration is required. Please call 615-799-5544 ext 2 or email to inquire about spaces available

Summer Solstice Celebration 2019

Summer Solstice Celebration

All Ages Welcome

10am to 2pm

June 21st

The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer!  Come celebrate with us! Stop in anytime between 10am and 2pm for crafts, activities, and refreshments to enjoy at your own pace.  

No registration required.