North Rhodes, or the Metrocenter, is a district in north Nashville. Nashville proper is a bustling urban area with an awesome focus on music, but North Rhodes brings it down a notch and is quieter and more laid back. Located in the middle of 65, Rosa L.Parks Blvd., and the Cumberland River, North Rhodes hosts the subtropical climate Tennessee is famous for, making summers and winters mild. While there are not many dog-friendly establishments here, there is plenty to keep you and your furry friend occupied on your daily outing into the city.
This is more of an apartment and condo community with retail and commercial businesses throughout. It will be a sidewalk-heavy experience. There are planned green spaces, but in some of the more commercial parts of the neighborhood, you will not find much green. Take a look at the map and find your way to the Cumberland River Greenway for a great space to explore.
You and your canine friend will have several walking experiences wrapped up in one in this neighborhood. The terrain is mostly flat, but it is very diverse with a metro area, commercial area, a greenway and a few parks thrown in. You will want to know the temperament of your dog as the variety of experiences could stress a sensitive or inexperienced pup.
Concrete sidewalks will abound in the commercial areas where you will want to watch for heavy automotive traffic and follow all pedestrian traffic laws. The greenway also has a paved path, but it runs along the river so the harshness is broken up by more natural views that may relax tense pups. You will find a bit of the natural terrain in the parks and planned green spaces. These are all on-leash experiences for your furry friend and you will want to plan to carry out any waste produced.
North Rhodes boasts the Cumberland River Greenway which starts just inside the North Rhodes/Metrocenter area at Ted Rhodes Park and winds through Metro Riverfront Park, ending at LP Field. It is 7.58 miles of riverfront views that wrap the entire length of the neighborhood. It is also a multi-use asphalt trail so you will find other dog walkers, cyclists, skaters, and more joining you on your outing. Watch for wildlife that can frequent riverfronts as even though you are in a metro area, small birds and even ducks can pique a hunting dog's interest and give you a run for your money!
Ted Rhodes Fields are also found in this community including both soccer fields and a golf course. These are great places to walk with your dog. Keep your pup safe! With lots of pedestrians in these areas, know your dog well and don’t let strangers or children approach without your permission.