Bowie Nature Park

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Bowie Nature Park in Fairview boasts 700 acres with trails, an interactive Nature Center, an outdoor classroom and a great playground for kids.

On any given gorgeous Saturday morning, it’s worth packing up your little ones and heading to Bowie Nature Park in Fairview for an outing.

Inside the Nature Center, Naturalist Dennis Gibson holds free Saturday NatureNauts during the day from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (just drop on in), bringing with him unique fun for exploring creatures, specimens, fossils and more.

Bowie also offers monthly one-hour Nature Stroller sessions for moms on select Saturdays for parents with kids ages 18 months – 5 years  in addition to periodic Music and Movement classes and more.

Bowie Nature Park is also home to the terrific Treehouse Playground complete with mazes, tunnels, ramps, bridges and ladders, and a wheelchair accessible area. There’s also Joann’s Outdoor Classroom — a 1,000- square-foot facility that seats 100 for children’s nature classes (the center can be rented for $75). Picnic shelters for your upcoming event are also available.

Bowie Park is located at 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. Learn more at 615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org.

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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