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My TN State Park Fundraiser

About the Fundraiser

The My TN State Parks Fundraiser takes place in January each year. All month long, Tennessee State Park supporters can donate to vote for their favorite TN State Park. Each park retains the funds that are donated. These donations support help make your favorite park even better! Donations are used to support projects such as trail repair, birds of prey programs, and childhood education efforts. Will your favorite TN State Park win this year?

Every $1 donation equals one vote

Some Friendly Competition

This fundraiser is a friendly competition between all 56 Tennessee State Parks. The public can vote for any of the 56 state parks, as many times as they want for the entire month of January. 

So how does a park “win”?

Parks have been categorized into three groupings based on visitation. The park that receives the most votes within their group will win an award. These awards will feature the names of everyone who has donated! There will also be awards for most votes overall and most improved.


2021 My TN State Park Awards

Gearing Up for the My TN State Park Fundraiser

Last year, in January 2021, we launched the very first My TN State Park fundraiser. Nearly 3,000 donations poured into the park system as donors cast their vote for the park that "kept them going" in 2020. Over $96,000 was raised to support trail repair, birds of prey programs, and childhood education efforts. Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, Tennessee, took home first place and was voted "My TN State Park 2020" by over 200 donors. You can view the full results of the fundraiser here.

This overwhelming support has urged us to bring the campaign back for another round in 2022. Beginning on January 1, 2022 you will have a chance to donate to vote for your favorite Tennessee State Park all month long. Voting will open on January 1st at 12:00 AM and run through January 31st at 11:59 PM. Check back here on New Year's Day and show some love for the park that you loved most in 2021.

You can still support your favorite state park(s) year-round!

While this fundraising competition has closed, there are still opportunities to support and volunteer. Learn how you can donate or get involved today. 

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