TN State Parks seek stories from parkgoers

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.

Visitors may submit stories about unique experiences at the parks or expressions of what the parks mean to them at this link on the Tennessee State Parks website. Some will be shared on the site and on the parks’ social media pages throughout July.

“We always love to hear from our visitors about their experiences in Tennessee State Parks, and this is a special opportunity for them,” Jim Bryson, deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, said. “This is a chance for everyone to share their stories and hear from others. Our state parks have always played a special role, and they have become even more instrumental in people’s lives during the pandemic. This is a way for everyone to share what they have experienced.”

Tennessee State Parks events throughout the month will cover all ages and abilities. They provide opportunities for visitors to achieve healthier lifestyles and promote understanding of nature and conservation. A list of July events is available at this link

The national observance of Park and Recreation Month began in 1985. The month highlights the vital role local park and recreation professionals, such as the staff at Tennessee State Parks, play in building strong communities. More information about national Park and Recreation Month can be found here.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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  1. Christy Griffin

    We in the state of Tennessee have the most beautiful Lakes for camping,boating and fishing. We keep this a secret because we want to keep it all clean …Best place to go swimming because are Lakes are so clean I have been all over this state camping fishing swimming the beauty says it all. I have know favorite place because there is so much in all 4 corners and in between.So just get out there and enjoy…

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