Brentwood is a beautiful place to live, work and play.
Best of all, Brentwood is a community; it’s a place where neighbors know each other and people haven’t forgotten what “Southern hospitality” really is.
Part of that community includes Brentwood’s Parks and Recreation Department, which maintains more than 860 acres of beautiful parks and rolling greenways. The Department also collaborates with community groups to provide activities that are open to all Brentwood residents, and as a result, they offer something for everyone.
All About Brentwood Parks and Recreation
Brentwood’s Parks and Recreation Department is incredibly active in the community, managing 13 parks with playgrounds, hiking trails and horse trails, and so much more. The parks, trails and greenways are:
- Concord Park
- Cool Springs House
- Crockett Park
- Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Center
- Granny White Park
- Margaret Hayes Powell Park
- Marcella Vivette Smith Park
- Maryland Way Park
- Nutro Dog Park
- Owl Creek Park
- Primm Park
- River Park
- Tower Park
There’s much more to the Parks and Recreation Department than these spectacular parks, though. They offer a wide variety of sports programs, including baseball and softball, football and cheerleading, and basketball programs for area youth. They also offer swimming, tennis, soccer and Frisbee golf.
The Parks and Recreation Department also sponsors an annual summer concert series. Live bands play in Crockett Park at 7 p.m. every Sunday throughout the season.
Other Parks and Recreation Sites
Historically preserved and ideal for meetings, weddings and more, the Cool Springs House in Crockett Park is managed and maintained by the City of Brentwood. It’s one of the oldest standing structures in the area – it was built in the 1830s – and it’s nothing short of spectacular.
The Ravenswood Mansion, also called Antebellum Mansion, is another spectacular historic site within Brentwood. The breathtakingly beautiful mansion, built in 1825, is an extremely popular wedding venue. It has some amazing history attached, too, such as tales of the original owners hiding their thoroughbred horses from foraging army regiments in an upstairs ballroom (you can actually see hoof prints on the stairs inside the home).