Deerwood is a 27-acre natural area and State of Tennessee Certified Arboretum.
Bordering the Little Harpeth River, it showcases native trees, migratory birds, butterflies and other wildlife. The park features bikeway and jogging trails, ponds, a wildflower meadow and a Nature Center Complex with an outdoor classroom. There are also restrooms, information kiosks and a small amphitheater. An educational curriculum is available for use by schools and service groups.
Deerwood features more than 69 different species of trees, all identified and locatable with a Tree Identification Trail Guide. As a State Certified Arboretum, most examples of each species is within 20 feet of the trail. Most of the tagged trees are native to Tennessee. Sections of the trail connect Deerwood to Belle Rive Drive and a foot bridge over the Little Harpeth River that leads to Kingsbury Drive in Laurelwood.
The shelter at Deerwood Arboretum and Natural Area can bereserved only by local schools, boy and girls scout groups, etc. for educational purposes by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department at 371-2208.