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Brentwood has eleven parks and eight greenway/green spaces, covering over 960 acres of recreational land. They provide athletic fields, basketball and tennis courts, picnic shelter areas, biking/walking and hiking trails, playgrounds, an outdoor amphitheater and a historic area. Athletic fields, courts and picnic shelters are open for reservation. Fee and deposit are required. Pets must be on a leash at all times. Event permits are required to conduct any event or activity in the city parks.  For additional information, visit the Brentwood Parks & Recreation Department Website or call 615-371-2208.

  • Concord Park
    1100 Knox Valley Drive - 40 acres including open practice area, walking paths/bikeways and home of Brentwood Library -
    8:00 am - 10:00 p.m.
  • Crockett Park
    1500 Volunteer Parkway - 164 acres with bikeways/jogging/walking trails, the Brentwood community playground, eleven multipurpose athletic fields (three lighted), eight lighted baseball/softball diamonds, concession/restroom buildings, shelter, amphitheater, seven lighted tennis courts, open meadows, a disc golf course, an indoor arena and the historic Cool Springs House. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Deerwood Arboretum and Natural Area
    320 Deerwood Lane - 28 acres, two lakes, nature trails/stations with bench seating, outdoor classroom, educational amphitheater. Dawn to dusk
  • Flagpole Park
    1560 Mallory Lane - 8.7 acres; located at the end of Mallory Lane, turn north off of Moores Lane; active park; will include a new access road, two unlighted practice multipurpose fields and a walking/jogging path.  Park Hours: Dawn to dusk
    Granny White Park
    610 Granny White Pike - 30 acres with .8 mile of walking/exercise trail, pavilion, all purpose field, 4 lighted tennis courts, baseball/softball fields, playground, sand volleyball and Bocce court. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Marcella Vivrette Smith Park 
    1825 Wilson Pike - 398 acres with 6 miles of hiking trails; restrooms; parking; historic Ravenswood Mansion serves as a venue for weddings and receptions; future phases of the park will include active ball fields.  Park Hours: Dawn to Dusk (later for special events at Mansion) 

    Margaret Hayes Powell Park 
    Located at the corner of Virginia Way and Granny White Pike
    24 acres; passive in nature with a 1-mile paved multi-use trail and a 0.40 mile trail in the wooded portion of the park property; pedestrian access for the adjoining Meadowlake subdivision
  • Maryland Way Park
    5055 Maryland Way - 7 acres with a .3 mile of paved jogging trail with fitness trail stations. 8:00 am til sunset
  • Owl Creek Park
    9751 Concord Road - 21 acres with shelter, playground, outdoor basketball courts, restrooms and walking trail. Park hours: dawn to dusk
  • Primm Park
    8331 Moores Lane - 31 acres with the historic Boiling Spring Academy and prehistoric Native American mound.
  • River Park
    1100 Knox Valley Drive - 85 acres with shelter, outdoor basketball court, restrooms, playground and a 2 mile bikeway/walking path along the Little Harpeth River connecting with Crockett Park. Dawn to dusk
  • Tower Park
    949 Heritage Way - 47 acres with walking/bikeway trails, multi-purpose fields, natural open spaces and the location of the Barkwood Dog Park.
    8:00 a.m. til 10:00 pm
  • Wikle Park 
    7043 Wikle Road East -  15 acres; turn east off of Franklin Road onto Wikle Road West;  playground, open play area, walking/jogging trail, gazebo with 2 picnic tables and bathroom.  Park Hours: dawn to dusk

Parks Hotline (field closings)
Granny White Park - 615-373-8310
Crockett Park & Tower Park - 615-373-7752
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Park Board

A volunteer citizen board that meets on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss park projects and activities and serves as an advisory committee to the City Commissioners on park related issues.  See Park Board.


Permits for building, addition, remodeling, basement build-out, garage, demolition, deck, covered porch, shed, swimming pool and/or spa, window replacement, plumbing & mechanical improvements, commercial tent, parades, block party, temporary road closures, and seasonal sales can be obtained from the Planning & Codes Department; call 615-371-2204 or For burning or blasting permits, contact the Fire & Rescue Department at 615-371-0170 or For road cut, excavation or grading permits, contact the Engineering Department at 615-371-0080 or The State of Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office-Electrical Division is the authority having jurisdiction over electrical and low-voltage improvements. See Electrical-State Fire Marshal’s Office for state contact information.


See Leash Law.

Picnic Shelters

Shelters at River Park, Crockett Park, Owl Creek and Granny White Park can be reserved from February 1 - October 31. A fee and deposit are required. For more information, visit the Shelter Reservations section of our website or call 615-371-2208 .

Planning Commission

The Brentwood Planning Commission, a board consisting of nine appointed citizens and a city commissioner, oversees subdivision and site plan development related to housing, zoning, expansion, landscaping/screening and open space. The board meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Brentwood Municipal Center. The Planning Commission meeting is shown on Comcast Cable Channel 19 or AT&T Channel 99 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.) following the meeting. Contact the Planning & Codes Department at 615-371-2204 for further information.

Planning and Codes Department

The Planning and Codes Department is responsible for assisting citizens in determining the zoning of property, flood plain determinations, address verification, home occupation permits, accessory structures permits, and other miscellaneous development issues. The Codes staff assists citizens in obtaining information about building a home or an addition, permit requirements, home repairs, construction of swimming pools and decks, complaints or inquiries about adjacent properties and other building code related issues. For more information contact the Planning & Codes at 615-371-2204.

Poison Control Center

Contact the Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222.

Police Department

Supported by an enhanced 911 communications system, the Brentwood Police Department provides law enforcement services and responds to traffic accidents. It also conducts educational programs in schools and the community. Some of the programs include:

See  Safety Programs, Crime Prevention, Accident Reports and Traffic Court.

Emergency Calls - 9 1 1
Non-Emergency Calls to see an Officer - 615-371-0160
Police Records (Mon.-Fri, 7 am-4 pm) 615-371-2272

Police Reports

Copies of accident and offense reports are available from the Police Department. They may be obtained, in person, at the Brentwood Police Department, 5211 Maryland Way, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., or by phone 615-371-2281 ext. 6003 or fax 615-507-2735.  Accident reports are available online on our website at

Pollution Prevention

To report an activity that may be causing pollution such as dumping of waste or other contaminants into a storm drain contact the Service Center at 615-371-0080.

Post Office

Located at 8011 Brooks Chapel Road, hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon). For additional information call 615-377-3516.


To report pot holes contact the Public Works Department at 615-371-0080 or access website at Report a Problem.

Property Taxes

City and county property taxes are levied on real property, and income producing personal property. The city has not had a tax increase since 1991. For further information on city taxes, call the Williamson County Trustee's Office at 615-790-5709. See Taxes.

Public Hearings

Public hearings are held during City Commission meetings in regard to zoning changes, annexation of property, adoption of the annual budget and certain other issues. Public hearings are advertised in the Williamson  section of The Tennessean.

Public Library

See Library.

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department is responsible for street maintenance, litter control, snow and ice removal, street sweeping, mowing the right-of-way, trimming and removing trees in the right-of-way, storm sewers and drainage, dead animal removal from streets, pavement marking and signage, traffic signals, street lights asphalt street surface materials, school safety signals, as well as a curbside brush chipping program. Call 615-371-0080 for further information or CLICK HERE to make an online request for service.