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Parks and Recreation

Gallatin’s natural assets are something to boast about and the city offers a wide range of recreation options on land, water, and even the air.

Scenic Old Hickory Lake is a year-round playground for boaters, anglers, nature lovers, and bird watchers.

The city’s 600-acre public park system includes five unique spaces for family recreation. Municipal Park and Clearview Park feature engaging playgrounds. Thompson Park, the city’s very first public park, contains a popular skate park. Triple Creek Park is home to a popular dog park. Mountain bike enthusiasts flock to Lock 4 Park to ride BMX trails hidden in the woods. And if you’re looking for something to keep the kids busy, the park system is home to a city-sponsored summer youth program as well as a variety of baseball, softball, and soccer leagues.

Gallatin’s five-mile greenway system offer four seasons of refreshing outdoor fun. Bike, blade, run, or walk on well-groomed, stroller-friendly paths next to babbling brooks, historic homes and wildflower beds.

Gallatin Civic Center is available to all Gallatin residents for a small daily admission fee or an affordable annual membership. Enjoy fitness areas, meeting rooms, a double gym, racquetball and basketball courts, and an indoor pool, which offers eight 25-yard swimming lanes and a roped off shallow end for free play and water exercise classes.

Love to golf? Gallatin’s temperate climate means year-round play. Four golf courses are available within the city limits including Long Hollow Golf Course, the city’s public course, and three well-appointed private clubs, some with world-class amenities.

To learn more about the city’s park system and recreational opportunities for the whole family, visit