If you're traveling with a family along I-40, you may find yourself wanting (or needing!) to stop for a picnic, take a short break from driving, or just to let the kids (or the dog) stretch their legs. To help, we've identified 9 of the best parks along Interstate 40 between Nashville and Little Rock. Your road trips will never be the same!
From east to west, here's our list of the Top 9 Parks Along I-40 (Nashville to Little Rock):
- Centennial Park in Nashville is a large and beautiful park near downtown Nashville and is home to many events and festivals.
- Bellevue's Red Caboose Park has one of the best playgrounds in the Nashville area. The park is located just east of I-40 on the Memphis-Bristol Highway.
- Dan Buckner Park in Dickson offers fishing, tennis, volleyball, a playground, and more!
- Muse Park, south of the Interstate in Jackson, Tennessee, has a playground, disc golf course, skate park, fishing, and much more.
- Hughes-College Hill Park in Arlington boasts an accessible play area, an amphitheater, and picnic shelters.
- Immediately north of I-40 off the Canada Road Exit, Windwards Slope Park in Lakeland offers picnic tables, restrooms, tennis courts, and a playground.
- Shelby Farms Park in eastern Memphis is an enormous five-star park where you can go for a run, kayak, fish, take the kids to a unique playground, go bird-watching, or play disc golf.
- Forrest City Sports Complex in Forrest City, Arkansas has a playground, splash pad, skate park, picnic tables, restrooms, a rec center, and more.
- Riverfront Park in Little Rock has a beautiful amphitheater, picnic shelters, and scenic views of the river.