Radnor Lake State Park
Panel introducing the Historic Valve House Trail: "The Radnor Lake complex enabled the growth of the L&N Railroad and allowed Nashville to flourish as a transportation hub."
Cast-iron pipe: more than 4 miles of underground pipes carried water (up to 1,000,000 gallons daily!) from Radnor Lake to the railroad yards. No pumps were needed, as the system worked using gravity.
Backstory and Context
Stop by the Walter Criley Visitor Center on the west end of the park to learn more about the area. Since 2015, the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center has been open to the public, introducing visitors to birds of prey such as bald eagles and great horned owls. The Lake Trail is accessible to people with all-terrain wheelchairs. Pets, jogging and bicycles are permitted only on the Otter Creek Road trail.
Additional information retrieved from the interpretive panels along the Historic Valve House Trail.