Meticulous visioning and planning describe how city leaders of Brentwood have carefully preserved the community’s rolling pastureland and green spaces while welcoming residential and commercial growth. In the late 1960s when Interstate 65 was extended into Williamson County, community leaders realized growth and development were inevitable. They created a planned vision for Brentwood that would preserve the community’s character and beauty. When the city was incorporated on April 15, 1969, the population was less than 5,000 people. Today over 43,000 residents call this Nashville suburb home.
Brentwood’s seven-member elected commission oversees the city’s programs as well as appoints the mayor and vice mayor. The city manager and staff run the day-to-day operations. Residents can volunteer to serve on a city board or commission such as the Park Board, Historic Commission, the Library Board, or others. To find out how to get involved go to BrentwoodTN.gov.
The city touts over 14 parks, plus greenways. Crockett Park, at 1500 Volunteer Pkwy., is the city’s second-largest park with athletic fields, picnic tables, restrooms, tennis courts, a disc golf course, and a large playground. The Eddy Arnold Amphitheater is located at Crockett Park and is the site of many Brentwood events and activities. The annual Brentwood Summer Concert Series and the annual 4th of July Celebration are held here each year. The park is also home to the Cool Springs House, a historic home event venue, and the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Indoor Soccer facility.
Other park facilities include Deerpark Arboretum and Nature Center with walking trails, bike paths, ponds, and a nature center complex. Granny White Park has walking trails, a pavilion, tennis courts. and a playground. Tower Park is a 47-acre park with walking and biking trails and is home to Miss Peggy’s Dog Park with separate fenced areas. Smith Park is home to the historic Ravenswood Mansion. The park has over six miles of rugged hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult with impressive vistas. There are also paved bike and walking trails, athletic fields, a picnic shelter, restrooms, and a playground.
There are adult and youth recreational sports opportunities through the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department, (WCparksandrec.com). In addition, several independent youth sports associations coordinate youth league play. Brentwood Blaze (BrentwoodBlaze.org) offers summer camps for football and cheer, and team play in the fall for ages 5-12. Brentwood Ball Club (BrentwoodBallClub.com) organizes youth baseball and softball and meets at Civitan Park. Other sports league listings for soccer, tennis, and swimming can be found at BrentwoodTN.gov.
The John P. Holt Brentwood Library is one of the premier municipal libraries in the state and is managed by the city. The library is located at 8109 Concord Rd. and is surrounded by a walking trail and arboretum. The library offers free borrowing privileges to Brentwood residents and property owners with a library card. Residents living outside of Brentwood may purchase a library card for a $50 annual fee.
For more information about all the city services, parks, sports, and amenities go to BrentwoodTN.gov and follow city updates on social media sites including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram.
City of Brentwood
5211 Maryland Way, P.O. Box 788
Brentwood, TN 37024
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The city of Brentwood does not provide trash pickup for its residents but recommends contracting with a private refuse company for weekly pickup. Or, residents may take household garbage to one of nine Williamson County Convenience Centers convenience and recycling centers. For a complete list: www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov/1846/Convenience-Centers