Ijams Nature Center is at 2915 Island Home Ave. Encompassing 300 acres along the Tennessee River, this park and environmental education center features 12 miles of multiuse trails, meadows, marble quarries, ponds, woodlands and a treetop zipline course. Bike, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are available.
A visitor center houses a bird exhibit, aquatic animal and taxidermy displays and artwork.
Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Picnicking is permitted.