9 Great Parks Along I-40 (Nashville to Memphis to Little Rock)

Road Trip Guide from Nashville to Memphis to Little Rock

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): 
  1. Centennial Park in Nashville is a large and beautiful park near downtown Nashville and is home to many events and festivals.
  2. 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.
  3. Dan Buckner Park in Dickson offers fishing, tennis, volleyball, a playground, and more!
  4. Muse Park, south of the Interstate in Jackson, Tennessee, has a playground, disc golf course, skate park, fishing, and much more.
  5. Hughes-College Hill Park in Arlington boasts an accessible play area, an amphitheater, and picnic shelters. 
  6. Immediately north of I-40 off the Canada Road Exit, Windwards Slope Park in Lakeland offers picnic tables, restrooms, tennis courts, and a playground.
  7. 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.
  8. Forrest City Sports Complex in Forrest City, Arkansas has a playground, splash pad, skate park, picnic tables, restrooms, a rec center, and more.
  9. Riverfront Park in Little Rock has a beautiful amphitheater, picnic shelters, and scenic views of the river.
Looking for something different? For more of the best parks, trails, playgrounds, fishing spots and more, check out Power Parks Search, or our Quick Guides to Parks in Nashville and Memphis!  
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