City of Dickson, Established 1899, Parks and Recreation - Providing Family Fun that Lasts a Lifetime

J. Dan Buckner Park

Located between Highway 70, Weaver Drive and Bruce Drive

Present facilities at this park include:

  • Six baseball/softball fields with lights, and bleachers
  • Three concession stands with restrooms
  • Six lighted tennis courts
  • One Multi-purpose field
  • One playground with safety surfaces
  • Three picnic areas
  • Eight Soccer fields
  • One Paved and lighted walking/running track
  • One covered picnic area with restrooms, five parking areas
  • One sand surface volleyball court
  • Two batting cages with pitching machines available
  • One large fishing lake and natural surface walking trail
  • Aquatic facility with a swimming pool and 110 ft water slide
  • 60 acre wildlife area
  • Community Nature Trail and Certified Arboretum (an inventory list of trees is available at the Park Office)
Spooks in the park

The Dickson County Youth Athletic Association (DCYAA) manages a T-ball, ragball, baseball and softball program for young people between the ages of 4 and 18. Each year over 600 young people participate in leagues that begin in April and end in July. Sign ups are held in the Rotary Club Pavilion in January and February. Contact the Parks Office for more details. Visit the DCYAA web site...

Competitive Baseball League which is made up of boys and girls of all ages which participate in travel baseball/softball. Recreation baseball/softball is used as a stepping stone to provide players for this program. For more information, contact Jay Powlas.

The Dickson County Soccer Association manages a soccer program for young people as well as adults. They have a spring and fall season. Contact the Park Office for details. For more information go to dicksonsoccer.com.

Buckner park is also the home of the Dickson Dolphins Junior Pro Football League better known as the Fish Tank. They use the multi-purpose field for their practices and home games.

The Buckner Park Aquatic Center opens the Saturday before Memorial Day and closes on Labor Day. Pool is open seven days a week until school starts back at which time it will open on Saturdays and Sundays only until Labor Day. Admission is $5.00 per person, children 5 and under enter free and adults 55 and older enter free. Family passes may be purchased at the pool for $150.00 for city residents, $175.00 for county residents and $200.00 for out of county residents. You may also purchase a coupon book with 10 coupons in it for $35.00. The Aquatic Center is available for rental during the season. To reserve, call the Park Office. Swimming lessons are also available. 2013 swimming lessons are full. You may check our events page for details.

Pool Hours:

  • Mon thru Fri 10:00 a to 4:00 p
  • Sat. 10:00 a - 5:00 p
  • Sun. noon to 5:00 p

Summer Swim League Where: Buckner Pool | Time: 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. | Ages: boys & girls, 6 & up | Requirements: Must be able to swim | This will be a competitive team program. Teams will be determined by depth of swimming experience of each child. There will also be a competition swim meet held. | For more information, please call the Park Office at 615-446-1721

Tennis Camp

Tennis Courts are available for use seven days a week, sunrise until 10:00 p.m. We also hold a tennis camp in the summer. See upcoming events page for details.

We have a paved and lighted walking/running track around the soccer fields. There is a warm-up exercise station, plenty of parking, and restrooms. This track is open year round.

There are two batting cages located in the parks that are available to the public. We also have pitching machines and balls available for use with a refundable deposit of $20.00. These are available from April 1 to October 31. To reserve call the Park Office.

The lake at Buckner Park is well stocked with fish and the lake banks are well maintained for easy access. The lake is open year round for fishing and wildlife viewing, at no cost.

Buckner Park also holds one of the only playground systems with a rubberized surface that meets or exceeds all national playground safety standards. The playground has shade, picnic tables, cooking grills and trash receptacles. This area is open year round from sunrise until 10:00 p.m.

This park also holds three more picnic areas with tables and grill. One area is located at the tennis courts another area is located across from Buckner Park Aquatic Center and the third area is located across from the soccer facility.

There is a lot of wildlife at Buckner Park. People with a keen eye and quiet steps can see and enjoy almost every mammal, reptile and bird native to Middle Tennessee in a wild state. There are plenty of green spaces in Buckner Park for people who want to relax in the shade, loaf, sunbathe, throw a ball, fly a kite, pick berries or just look for wild flowers.