Flagpole Park and Wikle Park are both great parks that you can explore separately or together. The parking lots for both of them are about 12 minutes apart, yet they connect to each other through their paved walking paths. Combined, the paths total a little over a mile but you can add more by completing the inner path at Wikle or running on the sidewalks connected to either one of the parks. As with all the parks here, they are open from dawn to dusk.
To get to Flagpole Park (1560 Mallory Lane, Brentwood, TN) you have to drive down a road through a business park full of fancy car dealerships. You would never think this park would be at the end of it all! There is a huge parking lot with bathrooms and water fountains, a half-court basketball court and two multi-purpose fields (with no lights). The wide, flat path is about 4/10 of a mile and follows the tree line around the entire park (8.7 acres) with the connector path to Wikle Park in the very back of the park. The short connector path is lined with trees and takes you to the back path of Wikle Park.
To get to Wikle Park (7043 Wikle Road West, Brentwood, TN) you have to drive to the back of a nice neighborhood. It is a 15-acre park with a playground, large lawns, gazebos, picnic tables, benches, restrooms, water fountains and a paved path bordering the park along the tree line. The wide, flat path is 6/10 of a mile.
Both of the paths are large and flat and the parks are beautifully landscaped and are surrounded by huge trees. It is very peaceful out there yet the traffic noise from I-65 is a gentle reminder that you are still close to it all. The elevation gain throughout the total one mile path is only 37 feet. The parks are very clean and provide a great place to bring your family and dogs to run, walk, bike, play or picnic. They are great places to visit and can be a quick outdoor escape if you work or live in the area! This is a great weekend to get active and run (or walk) these paths!
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