Recently, after an impulse purchase at Costco, I stumbled upon an assortment of fishing poles with an attached box of lures and hooks. I then set out for Willow Pond with my 3-year-old daughter.
On the outskirts of Belle Meade fronting Percy Warner Park sits Willow Pond. Along Highway 100, Willow Pond is one of the last remainders of untouched land to those hurrying to and from the hustle of the city.
The small pond sits beneath the road, no more than 3 or 4 feet at its greatest depth, according to Bob Parrish, superintendent of Warner Parks. Parrish explained that the pond was built in 1930 when improvements were being made to Highway 100 by the Department of Transportation. At that time, the park board had some money they wanted to put into it.