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State Parks, Rivian Partner on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 21, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced today it is partnering with electric vehicle (EV) automaker and automotive technology company Rivian to install Rivian Waypoint EV charging stations at Tennessee State Parks.

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Five Benefits of Volunteering at a Tennessee State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 20, 2021  |  Permalink

Volunteering has benefits that can last a lifetime for both you and the places you're serving. Here are just five of the benefits you'll experience when volunteering at a Tennessee State Park.

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Tennessee State Parks Formally Welcome 3 in Meet the Managers Events

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 16, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks officials this week formally welcomed three new park managers into their roles with a series of Meet the Manager events. All three managers were appointed prior to 2021, but COVID-19 restrictions delayed formal receptions for them.

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What Inspires Staff to Work at Tennessee State Parks?

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 15, 2021  |  Permalink

Tennessee State Parks is celebrating Park and Recreation Professionals Day by highlighting some of the experiences that inspired staff to work towards a career at our parks.

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Chattanooga Hazy Trails Hike Benefits Tennessee State Parks on July 10

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 7, 2021  |  Permalink

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee Brew Works (“TBW”), Five Wits Brewing Co.(“FWB”), and TriStar Beverage have teamed up with some of Chattanooga’s most vibrant bars and restaurants to celebrate and benefit Tennessee State Parks at this year’s Chattanooga Hazy Trails Hike on July 10, starting at 4 pm at Pax Breu Ruim.

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5 Tips for Planning a Wedding at a Tennessee State Park

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on July 1, 2021  |  Permalink

If you enjoy the outdoors or beautiful natural spaces, a Tennessee State Park venue may be the perfect spot for your wedding. Here are five tips to help guide you through the process of planning your wedding at a state park.

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Celebrating Tennessee State Park Visitor Experiences

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 30, 2021  |  Permalink

Read about the experiences that visitors are having at Tennessee State Parks!

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Two Day Getaways Outdoors in Tennessee

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 30, 2021  |  Permalink

A quick getaway can be just what we need to get back into the rhythms of everyday life. To help you take that much-needed vacation, we’ve put together six ideas for two-day getaways at Tennessee State Parks across the state.

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5 Fall Family Getaways at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 29, 2021  |  Permalink

To help you plan your fall family vacation, we’ve put together a list of five family-friendly Tennessee State Park getaways. Each experience offers a variety of crowd-pleasing activities and overnight accommodations that fit the needs of families.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park Unveils Restored Historic Cabins

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 29, 2021  |  Permalink

CROSSVILLE – Tennessee State Parks officials Monday rededicated newly renovated cabins built during the Great Depression at Cumberland Mountain State Park.

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Tennessee State Parks Invites Stories From Visitors

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 25, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks will celebrate Park and Recreation Month in July by inviting visitors to share their park experiences online. The project is part of a variety of events tied to the month-long initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association.

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Three Tennessee Departments Partner in Support and Celebration of Pollinators

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 21, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE - In conjunction with National Pollinator Week (June 21-25), the Tennessee Departments of Transportation, Environment & Conservation, and Agriculture want to promote pollinator health and awareness in Tennessee State Parks.

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Tennessee State Parks Named Finalist for National Gold Medal Award

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 7, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks is a finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, according to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

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Lee, TDEC Celebrate Bicentennial Capitol Mall’s 25 Anniversary

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on June 1, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner David Salyers celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Statehood Day today.

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The Updated Tennessee State Parks Mobile App

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 27, 2021  |  Permalink

Download the new and improved TN State Parks mobile app and start exploring!

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Couple Visits all 56 Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 27, 2021  |  Permalink

Tennesseans Randy and Mary Scott have visited all 56 Tennessee State Parks. They sat down with us to tell their story.

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3 Tennessee State Park Restaurants Serving Memorial Day Specials

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 26, 2021  |  Permalink

Restaurants at three Tennessee State Parks – Montgomery Bell in Dickson County, Pickwick Landing in Hardin County, and David Crockett in Lawrence County – plan special meals for Memorial Day. Find out what they're serving!

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Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue at Tennessee State Parks

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 20, 2021  |  Permalink

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have the wedding of your dreams at Tennessee State Parks.

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Gov. Lee & Gov. Dunn Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Tennessee State Natural Areas

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 4, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Today, Gov. Bill Lee and former Gov. Winfield Dunn marked the 50th anniversary of legislation creating the Tennessee State Natural Areas, a bill with bipartisan support Dunn signed on May 4, 1971. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) hosted the event at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.

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4 State Park Restaurants Offering Mother’s Day Specials

Written by Tennessee State Parks | Posted on May 4, 2021  |  Permalink

NASHVILLE – Four Tennessee State Parks – David Crockett, Montgomery Bell, Natchez Trace, and Pickwick Landing – are offering Mother’s Day meals on May 9.

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