Radnor Lake State Park has been named “Park of the Year” by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The park was chosen among 56 state parks and received an additional award for its “performance in sustainability.”
In fact, there’s much to celebrate. Over the past year, the park welcomed an American Bald Eagle nest, helped recycle 900 Christmas trees, debuted the first ADA-accessible colorblind viewfinder in Tennessee, and hosted 1,500 volunteers. Here are a few special (and free) park events coming up soon:
- Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center Open House | Sat., Sept. 17 + Wed., Sept. 21 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Go on self-guided tours to view captive birds of prey along the boardwalk — plus, view captive snakes and turtles.
- National Public Lands Day Wheelchair Accessible Hike | Fri., Sept. 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Join park rangers for a sunset hike on Otter Creek Road — participants are encouraged to bring headlamps or flashlights.