We are a group of Middle Tennessee dads who get together every week for playgroup at an area playground -- currently Wednesdays at 10:30 am. We often meet in Nashville due to its central location, however we also visit places like Bellevue, Mt. Juliet, Franklin, Donelson, Murfreesboro, and Spring Hill depending on current members.

It's usually easy to spot us on the playground - there aren't often too many groups of men there. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please drop us a line at Nashdads@gmail.com. You can also sign up for our GroupMe text alerts below.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Edmonson Pike branch library.

16/1708/Hey guys, the weather is supposed to stay soggy through the week this week so we're going to head to the Edmonson Pike branch Library for tomorrow's play date. The plan is to still go around 10:30am and play with the toys in the kids area until story time at 11am. After that if weather is good we can play on the playground right outside.

When: 08/16/17 at 10:30am

Where: Edmonson Pike branch Library
5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Monday, August 14, 2017

Technical Issue: Emails

Hey guys, it's been pointed out that the email notifications from Nashdads.com have a bit of a delay... twelve hours delay it seems. For purposes of planning and keeping up with what's going on, try following the Nashdads Facebook page as it gets automatically updated with posts from the website too. I'm going to look into ways to make these emails come quicker though to make planning easier in the future.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dad's Night Out: Trivia Edition

Sorry so short notice, but we're going to do a  dads' night out for some trivia at Kay Bob's bar and grill. 8pm tonight.

1602 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

Bring your beer money and your thinking cap!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Transitional Technical Issues

Sorry there hasn't been any updates on the Nashdads web page everyone. I have been trying to get everything figured out and up and running with the transition. I finally have figured out how to log in and will begin using the site more regularly!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

So Long and Thanks for all the Playgroups!

We talked about this last week, but wanted to put it out there that tomorrow is my last official playgroup as head of Nashdads.  M is starting a three day a week pre-K program, so it is time for some new blood to step up to bat.  I've asked Nate to take over organizing playgroup each week, so Steve you can direct all your complaining to him going forward.

I started attending Nashdads back in 2004, before it even had that name.  I've seen five guys before me handle organizing things and countless dads cycle in and out of our merry bunch.  Each time, the group continues to flourish and find great people - maybe because caring about your kids is kind of self selecting.  Regardless, I have no doubt this group will continue meeting when our current toddlers are teenagers and a new group of men are involved.

Thanks for letting me be a part of all this - I'll still attend when I can (and sometimes maybe just be that creepy guy on the playground with no kid), but I have valued spending time with our former and current dads and can't wait to watch as the group continues!

August 2 - Dragon Park

We'll meet tomorrow at Dragon Park, since I need to be kind of local and has always been a favorite.  Usual time.  Look at 26th Avenue for parking options, as there are usually spots there.  I think the residential streets in that area have one hour parking.

Where: Fannie Mae Dees Park, 2400 Blakemore Avenue, 37212

When: Wednesday, August 2, at 10:30 am.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 25 - Spring Hill Splash Pad

Heading south this week to visit our Spring Hill compatriots.  Hope you can join us at the Spring Hill Splash Pad for some fun in the sun!

Where: Spring Hill Splash Pad, 4285 Port Royal Rd, Spring Hill, TN 37174

When: Wednesday, July 26, 10:30 am

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 19 - Cumberland Splash Park

Going to go down town tomorrow and hit the Cumberland Splash Park.  Hope you can make it out and get wet!

Where: Cumberland Park, 592 S 1st St, Nashville, TN 37213

When: Wednesday, July 19 at 10:30 am

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 5 - Update

Rain came earlier than predicted.  Some indoor options include the Sting City Puppet Show at the Country Music Hall of Fame (free) or the Downtown Story Time at the Main Library (also free).  See you all next week!

July 5 - Sevier Park

Heading to Sevier Park today - looks like rain will hold off until the afternoon.  Come let your kids run it off before the weather rolls in today!

Where:  Sevier Park, 3000 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37204

When: Wednesday, July 6, 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June 28 - Dragon Park

Couple of us need to be in the Vandy area after playgroup today, so we are targeting Dragon Park.  Hope you can join us.

Where:  Fannie Mae Dees Park, 2400 Blakemore Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

When: Wed., June 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 21 - Sevier Park

Hey all - hitting up Sevier Park this morning.  There is a playground for both little and bigger kids so we'll probably bounce around between the two.  Hope you can make it.

Where: Sevier Park, 3021 Lealand Ln, Nashville, TN 37204

When:  Wednesday, June 21, 10:30 am

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June 14 - Downtown Library

Since it sounds like we have a lot of regulars out tomorrow, and since my kids have been asking to go to the main library story time, and since there is a slight chance of rain . . . Downtown Story Time at the Main Branch of the Nashville Public Library is the place.

Where:  Main Branch of Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219

When: Wednesday, June 14th at 10:30 am

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June 7 - Pinkerton Park

Looks like a great day tomorrow.  Let's hit up Pinkerton Park in Franklin.  Hope you can make it.

Where: Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064

When: Wednesday, June 7 at 10:30 am

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May 31 - Cumberland Park Splash Pad

Going to kick off the summer season with the Cumberland Park Splash Pad tomorrow.  We'll meet at 10:00 am at the park.  If it is closed for some reason, then we can pivot to the 10:30 am story time at the downtown library.  Hope you can make it out - I'll have the big kids with me for any older Nashdads that want to make an appearance.

Where: Cumberland Splash Park, 592 South 1st Street, Nashville, TN

When: 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 31

Friday, May 26, 2017

Second Test of new Facebook Page

First time I had it set up to just got to the Nashdads account.  We want it on the Page, so attempt two.

New Facebook Page - @NashDads

Hey NashDads.  I had a new dad ask this morning if we had a Facebook Page.  While typing no, I thought, why don't we have one?  So now we do.  Hopefully, the posts on this blog will link directly to the Facebook Page so that can be a way to keep tabs on the weekly location.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 17 - Pinkerton Park

Beautiful sunny day today - let's hit Pinkerton Park.

Where: Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064

When: May 17, Wednesday, 10:30 am

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 10 - Crockett Park

Sunny warm day - sounds great for Crockett Park.

Where:  Crockett Park, 9025 Crockett Road, Brentwood, TN, 37027

When: Wednesday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 3 - Nashville Zoo

We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo.  You can come too, too, too.

Meet at the entrance at 10:30 am.  People are inevitably running late.  Hit up the Group Me to find people if no one is there at the entrance.

When: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

Where: Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 26 - Dragon Park

So car is the shop, so being selfish and picking a close to home park today.  We'll be meeting up at Dragon Park today.  If 24th avenue is full, check 26th.  Parking can sometimes be tricky since Vandy has started using the neighborhood as overflow parking.

When: Wednesday, April 26th at 10:30 am

Where: Dragon Park, 2400 Blakemore Avenue, Nashville, TN

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 19 - Downtown Story Time

Since we are looking at the potential for scattered showers this morning, we will avoid the drenching and go inside to Story Time at the Downtown Main Library.  We are going to try the early show to maybe avoid the craziness in the under construction garage.

Where: Main Library, 600 Church Street, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, April 19th, at 9:30 am

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 12 - Aspen Grove Park

New park for Nashdads - Aspen Grove Park in Franklin.  In addition to the playground, there's a walking trail so bring comfy shoes / strollers, as we might check that out as well.  Hope you can make it.

When?  Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

Where?  Aspen Grove Park, 3200 Aspen Grove Dr, Franklin, TN 37067

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 29 - Red Caboose Park

We will escort March off stage this week by getting together at Red Caboose Park.  Weather looks good - hope you can join us.

Where: Red Caboose Park, 684 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville, TN  37221

When:  Wednesday, 10:30 am

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 8 - Granny White Park

We are meeting today in Granny White Park - hope you can join us.

Where: Granny White Park, 592 Granny White Pike, Brentwood, TN  37027

When:  Wednesday, March 8 at 10:30 am

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 1 - Downtown Public Library

Nasty weather out there today.  Hit up Library Pete, Cedric and all out downtown library story time friends.  Show starts at 10:30 - plenty of stuff to do there before or after the show.

Where: Nashville Public Library, Main Branch,  615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219

When: Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30 am

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 22 - Dragon Park

Looks like a good day tomorrow - I need to stay sort of local and we haven't been to Dragon Park lately, so making the call.

Where: Fannie Mae Dees Park, 2400 Blakemore Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

When: Wednesday, 10:30 am

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 15th - Main Library Story Time

After saturating rains, it's too wet to go out and a lot of the group can't make it today.  If you're looking for something to do, hit up the Downtown Story Time - always s fun trip.  Not many people will be there today.  Otherwise, we'll regroup and see you next week - hopefully outside!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February 8 - Frist Art Museum

Since it's rainy today, we are going to explore the Art Quest are of the Frist today.  Admission is free today and we'll meet upstairs in the Art Quest room where kids can do a number of hands on art projects.

Where: Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville

When: Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February 1 - Crockett Park

Join us at Crockett Park tomorrow for fun times and witty banter.

Where: Crockett Park, 9025 Crockett Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027

When: Wednesday, February 1st at 10:30 am

Friday, January 20, 2017


We are going to Sunday Night Trivia at Kay Bobs. Help us beat drunken millennial college brats and reveal in our first hand 80s knowledge!

Monday, January 9, 2017

January 11 - Centennial Park

Hey all - it's going to warm up significantly on Wednesday, so we will try again to get to Centennial Park.  There is a chance of rain, however, so keep an eye on the Group Me as we may have to reroute to a library story time at the last minute.  Hope all is well!

Where: Centennial Park, 211 27th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37201

When: Wednesday, January 11, 10:30 am

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 4 - Story Time Main Library

Happy New Year Dads - it is going to be cold tomorrow, so rather than freeze, let's head indoors to story time.  We'll join Library Pete, Mary Mary, and / or the Professor for singing, puppets, a few stories and some corny jokes.  At least it's warm!

Where: Downtown Main Library, 615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219

When: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m.