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The City That Feels Like Home
About the City of Brentwood:

With its sprawling fields, beautiful parks, and welcoming residential communities, Brentwood is one of the fastest-growing cities in Tennessee. The city was incorporated in 1969 with a population of just over 3,000 and is now home to over 40,000 residents. Brentwood’s proximity to Nashville yet the residential feel is a big part of what makes the city so inviting to those moving to the area. One of Brentwood’s earliest goals as a city was to establish a “low-density residential community.” Today, approximately 90 percent of the city is considered residential with only one home per acre of land.

No matter the reason you chose to move to Brentwood, or are considering moving, The New Residents’ Guide is here to help you learn more about your new - or future - hometown. From parks and recreation to city services, this article will provide information about everything Brentwood has to offer.

Brentwood Parks

In alignment with the city’s vision, Brentwood is filled with green spaces and parks. For more information outside of this article, check out the city’s website:

West Brentwood
  • Deerwood Arboretum (320 Deerwood Lane)

    •  27 acres

    • Bike paths and walking/running trails, Nature Center Complex with an outdoor classroom, and an outdoor amphitheater

  • Flag Pole Park (1560 Mallory Lane)

    • 8.7 acres

    • Two multi-purpose fields, a basketball court, and a walking trail

  • Granny White Park (610 Granny White Pike)

    • 32 acres

    • Walking trails, multipurpose athletic field, four lighted tennis courts, and lighted baseball/softball fields

  • Margarett Hayes Powell Park (corner of Granny White Pike and Virginia Way)

    • 22 acres

    • One mile paved multi-use trail and a .4-mile wooded trail

  • Maryland Farms Greenway Trail (connecting Powell Park to Maryland Farms YMCA)

    • A 1-mile trail connecting Maryland Farms YMCA and Powell Park

  • Maryland Way Park (5055 Maryland Way)

    • 7 acres

    • Walking/running path and 11 exercise stations

  • Wikle Park (7043 Wikle Road)

    • 15 acres

    • Playground, paved walking/running trails, lawns, and gazebos

East Brentwood
  • Tower Park (on Heritage Way off of Concord Road)

    • 47 acres

    • Walking and bike trails, multi-purpose fields

    • Miss Peggy’s Dog Park

  • Miss Peggy’s Bark Park (southwest corner of Tower Park)

    • 1.5-acre park for large dogs over 25 pounds and .5-acre park for small dogs

    • Shaded benches, water stations, hydrants, and a nearby creek

  • Concord Park (off Concord Road between Brentwood Library and Lipscomb Elementary)

    • 40 acres

    • Walking paths, bike paths, practice fields, and open grass areas

  • Crockett Park (1500 Volunteer Parkway)

    • Community playground, eight multipurpose fields, eight baseball/softball fields, seven lighted tennis courts, nature trail, paved walking paths and bike paths, and an amphitheater

  • Marcella Vivrette Smith Park (1825 Wilson Pike)

    • 400 acres

    • Features the historic Ravenwood Mansion

    • More than 6 miles of hiking trails, forested wildlife habitats, bike paths, two multi-purpose, a picnic shelter, and a playground

  • Owl Creek Park (9751 Concord Road)

    • 21 acres

    • Picnic shelter, playground, basketball courts, and walking paths

  • Primm Park (off Moores Lane East near Montclair subdivision)

    • 31 acres

    • Features the historic Boiling Spring Academy and five mounds from the Mound Builders, the last of prehistoric Native Americans who lived in this area

    • Entrance to the Brentwood Bikeway

  • River Park (1100 Knox Valley Drive)

    • 46 acres

    • Two-mile bike and walking path along the Little Harpeth River, picnic shelter, basketball court, and playground

    • Connects Crockett Park to Concord Park

Getting Involved in the Community

The City of Brentwood offers many ways for its residents to get involved in their community. One of these ways is through its city-sponsored events, such as movie nights in the park, summer concerts at Crockett Park, a holiday tree-lighting ceremony, and more. Additionally, the Brentwood public library system offers regular community programs for both adults and children of all ages. Some of these events include historical reenactments, art and music contests, fundraisers, and more.


Another way to get involved is through organized sports. The Williamson County Parks & Rec Department offers a variety of programs, including basketball, baseball/softball, soccer, flag football, and lacrosse. Other Brentwood-area programs include tennis, football, cheerleading, and swimming. For more information about organized sports, visit


Whenever you move to a new city, there are always a few tips and tricks to help you get acquainted with your community. Here are two for you now:

  1. The city of Brentwood does not treat its own wastewater. Instead, the city contracts with Nashville Metro Water Services. When you get a water bill from the City of Brentwood and a sewer bill from Metro Water, don’t be surprised - this is normal for suburban areas.

  2. Brentwood does not provide trash pick-up for its residents. Again, this is typical of a suburb. Instead, residents must contract with a private waste management company.

The city’s website provides information about both of these services. To read more about water and sewer billing, read here: To read more about waste management, read here:

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