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Just outside of downtown, near the Vanderbilt stadium, sits Centennial Park. Its 132 acres include a life-sized replica of the Parthenon (which you can tour during business hours), as well as a small lake circled by a flat, mile-long paved running trail, a kid-friendly playground, a couple beach volleyball courts, lots of open ground for impromptu picnics and Frisbee-throwing and it’s also home to some of the best dog watching in the city. The park is currently in the midst of a major renovation that will bring long-buried Cockrill Springs to the surface, create a wetlands garden and more. During the summer the park often hosts live music, food truck gatherings and other festivities, so be sure to check below for event listings.

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