Nashville's Radnor Lake named Tennessee's Park of the Year!

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Nashville's Radnor Lake named Tennessee's Park of the Year!

Picture from Radnor Lake courtesy of Warne Riker.

Picture from Radnor Lake courtesy of Warne Riker.

Tennessee is home to 56 beautiful state parks. This week Radnor Lake State Park in Nashville was named Tennessee's park of the year.

This is the highest award given to a State Park. To be nominated for this award Parks must meet specific criteria including excellence in ares of innovation, interpretation and resource management in addition to fiscal responsibility. 

In 2015, Radnor Lake had over One million visitors. They also offered over 600 programs to the community including wildflower hikes, canoe floats, and birds of prey and reptile programs.  

Recent additions to the park were made possible through a $40,000 grant to assist resource management projects including adding 33 acres to the park, opening a new aviary, and a new observation deck on the lake. 

For more information on Radnor Lake, click here.

Radnor Lake, Burgess Falls, and Rock Island are a few of the more popularly tagged state parks on Instagram Tennessee.  What's your favorite?

Picture of Radnor Lake courtesy of Brooke Stephens.

Picture of Radnor Lake courtesy of Brooke Stephens.

Picture from Burgess Falls couresy of Brian Solomon.

Picture from Burgess Falls couresy of Brian Solomon.

Picture from Rock Island courtesy of Warne Riker.

Picture from Rock Island courtesy of Warne Riker.

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