The City of Brentwood wants you to “Play in the Parks” during the May 19-21 weekend. Whether you love movies, dogs, children, cycling, hiking, food trucks or fire trucks, there will be something in one of Brentwood’s 14 city parks for you to enjoy.
Brentwood Mayor, Regina Smithson, declared May 20 as Kids to Parks Day in partnership with the national event organized by the National Park Trust. Mayor Smithson said, “We are using this day to invite our Brentwood families to exercise and enjoy the company of friends and neighbors in our city’s beautiful parks.”
The weekend’s activities begin Friday night with Brentwood’s first Movie in the Park sponsored by Audi of Nashville. Disney’s Moana will be played on a large screen inside the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater at dusk. Prior to the movie, food trucks will be serving ice cream, shaved ice, pizza, and BBQ from 6 to 9 pm.
On Saturday morning, the official re-grand opening of Brentwood’s Dog Park, recently named “Barkwood Dog Park” will open. The sponsor, MARS Petcare, will be present with treats and prizes. Saturday afternoon, kids of all ages are invited to join some of the city’s police and firefighters on a bike ride from River Park to Crockett Park. Enjoy touching-a-truck at Crockett Park all afternoon as the Brentwood Fire Department will be there with a big red fire engine.
On Sunday, meet up at Smith Park for a hike on the trails, and then enjoy a sweet treat from The Donut Distillery. Snap photos of you having fun and post on the City of Brentwood Facebook page or other social media using #BrentwoodParks.
A breakdown of Play in the Parks Weekend May 19-21
Friday, May 19th
Movie in the Park Sponsored by Audi Nashville
Eddy Arnold Amphitheater at Crockett Park
1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood
Pack your lawn chairs and blankets and bring your family to enjoy an evening under the stars at Brentwood’s first Movie in the Park.
· 6-9 pm Food trucks
o Bradley’s Curbside Creamery
o Blue Monkey Shaved Ice
o Music City Brisket
o Doxie’s Pizza
· 8pm or dusk—Disney’s Moana
Plus a Moana character will be present to meet and greet with the crowd!
Saturday, May 20th
9 am – “Who let the dogs out?” Dog Park Re-grand opening
Barkwood Dog Park at Tower Park
All day — Kids to Parks Day
Brentwood City Commissioners declared May 20 as “Kids to Parks Day”. An event organized and launched by the National Park Trust in an effort to get kids moving. Parents are encouraged to take your kids out and play. Tweet or Facebook your pics too and you may see yourself on Channel 19 soon!
1pm — Bike Ride with Firefighters and Police/ Touch-a-truck
Meet up at River Park, 1100 Knox Valley Drive, Brentwood at 1pm for a bike ride with the Brentwood Fire and Police bicycle teams. The 1.2-mile one-way ride will end at Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Parkway, where kids can join in the Touch-A-Truck fun and see a Brentwood Fire Truck. The Brentwood Police Department’s DARE unit will also be present. Feel free to bike back to River Park for an additional 1.2-mile ride. Please remember to wear your helmet.
Firetruck 1-4pm at Crockett Park
Sunday, May 21st
Sunday Sweet Spot – Ravenswood Mansion at Smith Park
1825 Wilson Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027
· 2pm – Meet up for a leisurely hike with friends at the Smith Park trailheads
· 3pm – The Donut Distillery Food Truck will be available for sweet treats!