For parents looking to keep their children busy and keep themselves in shape with organized team activities, Hendersonville offers the potential for year round activity. For adults, the city has organized softball leagues designed for men, women and churches.
Providing its citizens with a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities is a priority of Hendersonville city government. Maintaining existing facilities and continually expanding services contribute to the town's reputation as having one of the best parks systems in Tennessee.
Hendersonville residents, their guests and many residents of Nashville and surrounding areas enjoy the lake all year round, whether fishing, picnicking, water skiing, jet skiing, camping, or taking paddle boat rides. Old Hickory Lake has something for everyone.
The 26 Miles of Old Hickory Lake shoreline in Hendersonville are home to a wildlife viewing site, recreation areas complete with picnic and camping facilities, several lakeside parks and four marinas.
Arts & Councils
The Hendersonville Arts Council consists of eight affiliate arts groups including Artists Guild of Hendersonville, the Creative Photography Club, Hendersonville Community Singers, the Lakeshore Quilters, the Sumner county Youth Orchestra, the National League of American Pen Women, the Middle Tennessee Fiber Guild, and the Tsuru Friendship Committee. The arts council is housed in Monthaven, a grand example of Greek revival architecture with a Victorian interior decor built in circa 1860. It was used as an army hospital during the Civil War and is listed on the National Historic Registry.