Kids & Youth Programming

Our parks offer many programs and outreach activities to help people connect with the outdoors. Here's a list of some of the things we offer:

Jr. Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger Program strives to give children a fresh look at the world around them! Whether it’s taking a hike or going for a swim, there many fun things to do at Tennessee’s State Parks that can help keep us happy and healthy!


NFL Play60 Program

Tennessee is the first state park system to participate in the NFL Play60 campaign, which features outreach into local schools and communities to engage children with messages and activities that promote outdoor experiences, the natural world, healthy lifestyles and fun.


Special Summer Programs

When you visit Tennessee State Parks, you’ll often see summer program schedules offered by our “SIR’s” or Seasonal Interpreter/Recreators. Interpreters are the employees responsible for planning, publicizing, and presenting the fun, interactive, and educational programs for which Tennessee State Parks are known.


Run Club

Tennessee State Parks Run Club Program is funded by the Tennessee Department of Health. The program is providing the infrastructure and the opportunity to allow children and adults the chance to enjoy State Parks in fun and healthy ways.