Motorboating Resource Library

FEDERAL RESOURCES

Tennessee Valley Authority
Clean Boating Resources
It’s not so hard to follow clean boating practices—and doing so can make a big difference in keeping reservoir waters clean. All it takes is a little knowledge, and a willingness to make a few changes to your routines. TVA offers tips for clean boating. 

Tags: Recreation
 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Clean Marinas Program
The Cumberland River Basin Clean Marina Program is a voluntary program implemented by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and its watershed partners to promote environmentally responsible marina and boating practices. 

Tags: Recreation, Erosion, Sediment

Corps Dams in the Cumberland River Basin
Information on each of the Corps Cumberland River Basin Dams: BarkleyCheathamJ. Percy PriestOld Hickory,Cordell HullCenter HillDale HollowWolf CreekLaurel River, and Martin's Fork

Tags: Dams, Reservoirs, Recreation

Flood Risk Management Program
The purpose of the Corps of Engineers' flood risk management program is to help prevent or reduce flood risk by using either structural or non-structural means or a combination of the two. Non-structural measures reduce flood damages without significantly altering the nature or extent of the flooding by changing the use of floodplains or by accommodating existing uses to the flood hazard. Non-structural measures include modifying homes, businesses, and other facilities to reduce flood damages by elevating the structure or removing them from the floodplain. Remaining land can be used for ecosystem restoration, outdoor recreation, or natural open space. Flood warning systems are also considered non-structural measures.

This program is within the broader Investigation Program, and initial Investigation Program steps must be completed before it can be initiated. 

See also: Investigation Program 

Tags: Restoration, Research, Flooding, Flood Buyouts, Recreation, Planning

Navigation Locks in the Cumberland
Information on the Cumberland River's four navigation locks at Barkley, Cheatham, Old Hickory, and Cordell Hull dams. 

Tags: Dams, Reservoirs, Recreation

Reservoir Information
Information for all Corps lakes within the basin. Each lake page includes: basic facts and information about the lake, the various recreation opportunities, maps, helpful links, daily fishing reports, points of interest around the lake, and important news and announcements.

Tags: Dams, Reservoirs, Recreation

Water Safety Resources
The information on this page and its links will offer essential information that will help you, your family, and friends have a safe, enjoyable recreational experience at Army Corps projects.

Tags: Recreation


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Boating Access Program
The Boating Access (BA) Program provides grant funds to the states, the District of Columbia and insular areas fish and wildlife agencies for projects that provide access to America's waterways by developing new access facilities or renovation and/or improvement of existing facilities. The Boating Access Program is part of the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

See also: Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, Sport Fish Restoration Program

Tags: Recreation, Grants and Funding

Boating Infrastructure Grant Program
The Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG) provides grant funds to the states, the District of Columbia and insular areas to construct, renovate, and maintain tie-up facilities with features for transient boaters in vessels 26 feet or more in length, and to produce and distribute information and educational materials about the program.

See also: Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program

Tags: Recreation, Grants and Funding

Clean Vessel Act Grant Program
The Clean Vessel Act Grant Program provides grant funds to the states, the District of Columbia and insular areas for the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pumpout stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters and also for educational programs that inform boaters of the importance of proper disposal of their sewage.

See also: Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program

Tags: Grants and Funding, Recreation, Boating, Wastewater, Sewage, Pathogens

National Conservation Training Center
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers a variety of conservation related courses. Some are in person / on-campus courses while others are offered online. Topics include climate change, ecology and field biology, environmental education, watercraft safety, outreach and partnerships and more. 

Tags: Training, Climate Change, Recreation, Outreach, Aquatic Biology, Education

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR)
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service WSFR works with states to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide. The Division of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program provides oversight and/or administrative support for grant programs such as the Wildlife Restoration Grant Program, Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program, Clean Vessel Act Grant Program, Boating Infrastructure Grant Program, State Wildlife Grant Program, Multistate Grant Program, and Landowner Incentive Grant Program amongst others. 

Tags: Biodiversity, Grants, Recreation, Education


U.S. Forest Service
2016 Recreation Schedule and Fees - Daniel Boone National Forest
Fees are charged for use of some areas such as boat ramps and campgrounds. However, most of the recreation opportunities on the Daniel Boone National Forest are free of charge for your use and enjoyment.

See also: Daniel Boone National Forest

Tags: Recreation, Permits, Ecotourism, Boating, Camping

Daniel Boone National Forest Website
A website hosting a variety of information about the Daniel Boone National Forest — a National Forest that embraces some of the most rugged terrain west of the Appalachian Mountains. Steep forested slopes, sandstone cliffs and narrow ravines characterize the land.

Tags: Recreation, Website

Forest Service Visitor Map 2.0
 The Forest Service's Visitor Map 2.0, provides the public with an interactive online view of the Nation's Forest Service roads, trails, recreation sites, wilderness areas, and wild & scenic rivers.  The map can be used on personal computers, smart phones or tablet devices through any modern web browser.

Tags: Maps and Tools, Recreation

Forest Service Geodata Clearinghouse
The USDA Forest Service Geodata Clearinghouse is an online collection of digital data related to forest resources. Through the Clearinghouse you can find datasets related to forests and grasslands, including boundaries and ownership, natural resources, roads and trails, as well as datasets related to State and private forested areas, including insect and disease threat and surface water importance. You can also find downloadable map products, raster data, and links to other sources of forest resource information.

Tags: Data, Maps and Tools, Forests, Conservation, Recreation, Land Cover

Jefferson National Forest Website
A website hosting a variety of information about the Jefferson National Forest. A small portion of the Jefferson National Forest is within the Cumberland River Basin. 

Tags: Recreation, Website

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Website
A website with a variety of information about Land Between the Lakes. Key pages include those for campingboating and rampsfishinghuntingswimmingtrails, and more.  

Tags: Websites, Recreation

Laurel River Lake Website - Daniel Boone National Forest
Information regarding Laurel River Lake campgrounds, boat ramps, marinas, fees, fishing, swimming, scuba diving and more. 

See also: Daniel Boone National Forest Website

Tags: Recreation, Camping, Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Ecotourism

Maps - Land Between the Lakes
A variety of maps in pdf format showing campgrounds, trails, recreational amenities and more. A recreation map of the recreation areas northern region is here and a recreation map of it's southern region is here

See also: Land Between the Lakes

Tags: Recreation, Camping, Hiking, Maps

Natural Happenings at Land Between the Lakes
A calendar of natural events at the recreation area including water related happenings such as chorus frog singing, sandhill crane and pelican migrations, catfish fry leaving their nests and more.  

Tags: Ecotourism, Recreation, Natural Calendar

Recreation Map - Daniel Boone National Forest
The Daniel Boone National Forest offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. This interactive recreation map can help you find places to fish, paddle, swim, camp, and more. 

Tags: Recreation, Fishing, Swimming, Paddling, Boating, Camping, Maps and Tools

Special Use Permitting - Daniel Boone National Forest
Commercial outfitters, guides and groups of 70 people or more must obtain a Special Use Permit prior to hosting an event.

See also: Daniel Boone National Forest

Tags: Recreation, Permits, Ecotourism

Stearns Ranger District Website - Daniel Boone National Forest
Website with resources and recreational opportunity information for the Stearns Ranger District within the Daniel Boone National Forest. 

See also: Daniel Boone National Forest Website

Tags: Recreation, Website

Water Activities - Daniel Boone National Forest
Water related recreation resources covering motor boatingpaddlingswimmingtubingwaterskiing, and even scuba diving

See also: Daniel Boone National Forest Website

Tags: Recreation, Motor Boating, Paddling, Ecotourism, Swimming


USGS
Gauges - Kentucky
USGS gauges for monitoring current conditions of surface waterprecipitationgroundwater, and water quality, as well as lake and reservoir elevations in Kentucky. 

Historical gauge data for streamflow, groundwater, and water quality, as well as annual reports. 

Tags: Monitoring, Recreation, Hydrology, Groundwater, Water Quality, Flow

Gauges - Tennessee
USGS gauges for monitoring current conditions of surface waterprecipitationgroundwater, and water quality, as well as lake and reservoir elevations in Tennessee. 

Historical gauge data for streamflow, groundwater, and water quality, as well as annual reports. 

Tags: Monitoring, Recreation, Hydrology, Groundwater, Water Quality, Flow 

Stream Flow Gage Locations Map - Kentucky
PDF map with stream flow gage locations in Kentucky. 

Tags: Monitoring, Recreation, Flow, Maps and Tools

 

STATE RESOURCES - KY

KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Blue Green Algae and Harmful Algal Blooms
Blue-green algae are a type of bacteria found in lakes in Kentucky and throughout the United States.  They occur naturally, but if their numbers get too high they can pose health risks to humans and animals. Both the Kentucky Division of Water and the U.S. Army Corps have initiated increased testing of lakes in Kentucky to document these blooms and provide updated information to the public. This webpage offers additional resources and information. 

Tags: Water Quality, Algal Blooms, Blue Green Algae, Reservoirs, Recreation, Safety

Fishing and Boat Access Web Tool
A search too for finding fishing and boating access sites in Kentucky. 

Tags: Maps and Tools, Recreation, Fishing, Paddling, Motorboating

Fishing and Boating Guide 2016-2017
A guide with information on fishing and boating regulations,  obtaining licenses and permits, consumption advisories, identification guides, aquatic nuisance species, trouts stream, boat accident reporting and more. 

Tags: Fishing, Recreation, Guides, Permits, Education, Invasive Species, Reporting

Online License and Permit Agent
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Online License and Permit Agent site allows visitors to purchase Hunting Licenses, Fishing Licenses, and other permits, for yourself or as a gift for others. 

Tags: Recreation, Hunting, Fishing, Permits, Licenses

Wildlife Management Areas / Public Hunting Areas
A webpage with WMAs and other hunting area information, as well as a Google Map with hunting areas across Kentucky. 

See also: Wildlife Management Areas Website

Tags: Hunting, Maps and Tools, Recreation

Wildlife Management Area & Public Lands Search
Looking for a place to hunt, fish, or hike? This interactive map will help you find out where you can do this in KY. Select a county or click on the icons below to narrow down your results.

See also: Wildlife Management Areas Website

Tags: Maps and Tools, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Recreation

Wildlife Management Areas Website
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife owns, leases or manages more than 80 wildlife management areas (WMAs) for public use. This webpage contains area general information, guidelines, quick reference regulations charts, permitting information, and more.

Tags: Hunting, Recreation

Tags: Recreation, Forests, Forestland


KY Division of Water
Kentucky's Water Health Guide

Kentucky's Water Health Guide is a summary of the current and historic conditions, activities, trends and impacts on the health of the rivers and streams that flow through the Commonwealth. This report describes the natural conditions of the streams and lakes in Kentucky, such as the types of rocks and soils, the land features, the types of vegetation, the quality of the water and how it moves. It also describes the human activities and influences, such as: building and maintenance of homes, businesses, and industries; raising of crops and livestock; treatment of human waste; recreational activities; timber cutting; mining; construction and maintenance of water lines, sewer lines, roads, pipelines, and other types of infrastructure that support human populations.

Tags: Water Quality, Trends, Land Use, Wastewater, Recreation, Forestry, Forests, Mining, Sewers, Roads, Research, Education

Water Advisories
The Division of Water issues water quality advisories for fish consumptionswimming, and harmful algal blooms.

Tags: Recreation, Fishing, Swimming, Algal Blooms, Advisories

Water Health Portal
The water healthy portal includes information regarding the health status of Kentucky surface waters and allows users to connect to studies and reports on various streams and identify Kentucky's 'Outstanding State Resource Waters.'

Tags: Tools and Maps, Water Quality, Recreation, Plans and Reports, Education, Research


KY State Parks
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park Website
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park offers a vast, unspoiled wilderness to refresh and rejuvenate the senses. It's no surprise the bald eagle chooses this area for its wintering grounds. From a dip in the pool to our 18 holes on the Dale Hollow Lake golf course, for vacation fun, they've got you covered. 

Tags: Recreation, Ecotourism, Fishing, Motorboating, Camping

Find a Park Tool
A web tool for finding a state parks by region, lodging options, features and activities. 

Tags: Recreation, Maps and Tools, Ecotourism

General Burnside State Park Website
The damming of the Cumberland River in the 1950s, producing Lake Cumberland, also covered the lower peninsula of Burnside, creating the island that is now General Burnside Island State Park. It has the distinction of being the only island park in the Kentucky State Park system. The park was named for the sideburn-whiskered Civil War general Ambrose Burnside.

Tags: Recreation, Ecotourism, Fishing, Motor Boating, Camping

Lake Barkley State Resort Park Website
Lake Barkley State Resort Park rests on the shores of one of the world's largest man-made lakes, over 57,500 acres, and provides an array of outdoor and indoor activities. From a cool dip in the swimming pool to a hot sauna, from reeling in the big fish to hitting the little white ball, however you define vacation fun, it's here at Lake Barkley. 

Tags: Recreation, Ecotourism, Fishing, Motor Boating, Camping

Lake Cumberland State Park Website
With 1,200 miles of shoreline, an enchanting waterfall, and secret coves, you could spend a day or weeks exploring the wonders of Lake Cumberland. Lake Cumberland is a paradise for the water sports enthusiast and offers a full-service marina.

Tags: Recreation, Ecotourism, Fishing, Motor Boating, Camping

Motor Boating at KY State Parks
A list of parks across Kentucky with options for motor boaters. Parks in the Cumberland River Basin include Dale Hollow, General Burnside, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland, and Mineral Mound.

Tags: Recreation, Boating, Maps and Tools, Ecotourism

Mineral Mound State Park Website
This peaceful setting, just south of Eddyville, Kentucky, on the shores of Lake Barkley is historically linked to the author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The featured property was once the farm of Willis B. Machen, grandfather of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. It’s not hard to imagine the serene, Gatsby-style era from this park, with idyllic days of playing golf and cruising the lake.

Tags: Recreation, Ecotourism, Fishing, Motorboating

 

STATE RESOURCES - TN

TN Department of Tourism Development
Lakes and Rivers
Information about Tennessee's lakes and rivers from the TN Department of Tourism Development. Highlighted locations within the Cumberland River Basin include Bledsoe Creek State ParkBig South Fork National River and Recreation AreaBowie Nature ParkBridgestone/Firestone Centennial WildernessBurgess Falls State ParkCaney Fork RiverCenter Hill LakeCity Lake Natural AreaCordell Hull LakeCross Creeks National Wildlife RefugeCumberland Gap National Historic ParkCumberland River Bicentennial TrailCumberland River Pedestrian BridgeCumberland River WalkCummins Falls State ParkDale Hollow LakeDunbar Cave State Natural AreaFall Creek Falls State ParkFloating Mill Recreation AreaHarpeth River BluewayHarpeth River State ParkIndian Mountain State ParkJ. Percy Priest LakeLake BarkleyLand Between the Lakes National Recreation AreaLonghunter State ParkMontgomery Bell State ParkObey River Park Recreation AreaOld Hickory Beach,Old Hickory LakePickett State ParkRadnor Lake State ParkRagland Bottom Recreation AreaShelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, and Twin Arches State Natural Area

TN Water Sports Webpage
These TN Department of Tourism Development webpages have a variety of resources on water sports in TN. Visitors can visit pages devoted to Canoeing, Kayaking, and RaftingBoating and Nature Cruises, and Marinas

Tags: Recreation, Paddling, Motor Boating, Marinas, Ecotourism
 

TN Land Management and GIS
Recreation Atlas
This 2008 static map shows and lists public lands across the state of Tennessee. 

Tags: Maps, Recreation


TN State Parks
Boating in TN State Parks
Tennessee State Parks strive to meet the recreational boating interests and well-being of residents and park visitors. Enjoy our full-service “clean certified” marinas, boat launches, boat rentals and guided boat tours on lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams throughout the state. This site enables visitors to find a nearby Tennessee State Park with boating opportunities. 

Tags: Recreation, Paddling

Swimming in TN State Parks
A list of TN State Parks with swimming pools, swim beaches, or swimmable streams and creeks. 

Tags: Recreation, Swimming

TNParkFinder Map
Use this interactive map to explore TN's parks. 

Tags: Maps and Tools, Recreation


TN Department of Environment and Conservation
Land and Water Conservation Funds (LWCF) Grants
The LWCF program provides matching grants to states, and through the state to local governments and state agencies that provide recreation and parks, for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. Recreation Educational Services administers the LWCF grants. These grants require a 50% match.

See also: Recreation Education Services Grants

Tags: Grants and Funding, Recreation

Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) Grants
The LPRF program provides state funding for the purchase of land for parks, natural areas, greenways and the purchase of land for recreational facilities. Funds also may be used for trail development and capital projects in parks, natural areas and greenways. Recreation Educational Services administers the LPRF grants. These grants are a 50% match.

Tags: Grants and Funding, Conservation, Greenways, Recreation

Recreation Educational Services Grants
Recreation Educational Services is responsible for administering federal and state grant programs to local and state governments. 

See also: Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants, the Local Parks and Recreation Fund Grants, Tennessee Recreation Initiative Program, and the Recreation Trails Program

Tags: Grants and Funding , Recreation

Recreation Services Study
A survey was conducted of Parks and Recreation Departments across the State of Tennessee. The results include the services, salaries and inventories of local Parks and Recreation Departments to assist in future planning. 

Tags: Surveys, Planning, Reports, Recreation

Tennessee Recreation Initiative Program
The Tennessee Recreation Initiative Program apportions grant money to cities and counties who lack professional parks and recreational director and do not provide a comprehensive recreation delivery system in their community. These grants are a three-year commitment, $50,000 grant matched by the communities. 

See also: Recreation Education Services Grants

Tags: Grants and Funding, Recreation


TN Division of Water Resources
Bacteriological and Fishing Advisories in Tennessee
List of streams and reservoirs where fish consumption or human contact advisories have been issued.

Tags: Recreation, Fish Consumption Advisories, Fishing, Water Quality, Pathogens, Swimming


TN Wildlife Resources Agency
Boating Equipment
This page lists "Coast Guard approved equipment," which is equipment that has been determined to be in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard specifications and regulations relating to the material, construction and performance of such equipment.

Tags: Motor Boating, Safety, Recreation

Boating and Fishing Access Map
An interactive map of boating and fishing access points in Tennessee. 

Tags: Recreation, Maps and Tools, Paddling, Motor Boating, Fishing

Boating Handbook
This handbook covers boating laws and responsibilities in Tennessee. 

Tags: Recreation, Motor Boating, Safety, Regulations, Recreation

Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG)
The Boating Infrastructure Grant program is a nationwide competitive grant program provides funding for the construction, renovation, and maintenance of public and private boating infrastructure tie-up facilities with features for transient boaters in vessels 26 feet or more in length that are available to the public. 

Tags: Grants and Funding, Recreation, Public Access, Motor Boating

Boat Registration
Tennessee law requires that all mechanically powered vessels (including federally documented recreational vessels) and all sailboats which are principally used in Tennessee must be registered. This website provides more information about required boat registration and information and resources for registering your boat. 

Tags: Recreation, Motor Boating, Regulations, Licenses, Permits

Boating Regulations
A listing and explanation of boating regulations in Tennessee. Topics covered include boating under the influence, life jackets, no wake areas, and more. 

Tags: Boating, Regulations, Recreation, Safety

Boating Safety Course - Online
Take this Tennessee–approved course to complete your online Boating safety education.

Tags: Motor Boating, Education, Training, Safety, Recreation

Boat Safety Education
The Tennessee mandatory boating education law is similar to the driver’s license law. You acquire the study materials, study, and then take an approved boating safety exam administered by an approved representative of the TWRA. This website has information about laws, courses, testing locations, and more. 

Tags: Motor Boating, Safety, Regulations, Recreation

Clean Vessel Act Program
The Grant Program established by the Act is for the funding of the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pumpout stations, dump stations, and pumpout vessels to service pleasure craft. The grant will reimburse recipients for up to 75% of the installed cost of pumpout and dump stations. This includes the cost of new equipment, or the renovation of existing equipment. The Clean Vessel Act grant funds are available to both the public and private sector. This includes all local governmental entities and private businesses that own and operate boating facilities that are open to the general public. 

Tags: Grants and Funding, Pathogens, Motor Boating, Recreation, Water Quality

Download Wildlife Management Area Data
The boundaries of TWRA's Wildlife Management Areas are available for download in two different format types: shapefile or KML. Shapefiles are GIS files used with GIS software, such as ArcView 3.x and ArcMap. A KML file can be imported directly into Google Earth.

Tags: Data, GIS, Recreation, Hunting

Marinas with Pumpout Station
A list of TN marinas with pumpout stations. 

Tags: Recreation, Pathogens, Motor Boating

Safety Tips
Motor boat related safety tips on the subjects of water skiing, persons overboard, passengers, fueling, weather, and more.  

Tags: Recreation, Motor Boating, Safety, Education

Tennessee Outdoor Youth Summits (TOYS)
Headquartered at the Montgomery Shooting Complex in the community of Southside near Clarksville, TOYS attracts high-school aged students from across the state. It teaches our youth about the outdoors. It covers topics such as fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, wildlife identification, outdoors photography, biology, firearm safety, archery, trap and skeet shooting, boating and boating safety, and so much more. Students interested in a professional career in natural resources also have the opportunity to experience outings that provide insight into actual professional management (e.g. electro-fishing, aging fish, controlled burning). 

Tags: Education, Recreation, Fishing, Hunting, Naturalist, Wildlife Identification, Motor Boating

TWRA On The Go
TWRA's mobile app for outdoor enthusiasts. With the app you can: view TWRA news; Unting/Trapping, Waterfowl, Fishing, & Boating Guides; Buy your licenses, Renew boats, and report and see your harvests; find a WMA, check station, Hunters for the Hungry Processor, Fishing Spot, Boat Ramp, or a Wildlife Viewing Areas; view fishing reports and identify your fish with our Fish ID Guide; Learn more about Tennessee’s Watchable Wildlife; browse wild game and fish recipes; and more. 

Tags: Recreation, Hunting Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Naturalist, Cooking, Paddling, Reports

TWRA TV
Hundreds of videos on variety of topics including fishing, boating, outdoor recreation, Watchable Wildlife, habitat management, paddling, ducks, trout, watersports and more.  

Tags: Media, Recreation, Fishing, Motor Boating, Hunting, Paddling

Uniform State Waterway Marking System
Tennessee uses the uniform system of buoys and markers that are standard in the United States. These buoys and markers are placed for your assistance and safety. In addition to written messages on the buoys, there are a variety of colors, shapes and symbols which aid in the recognition of a particular buoy. This webpage provides an explanation of how the buoys may be used and interpreted. 

Tags: Boating, Recreation, Safety, Education

Wildlife Management Areas Map
An interactive map of Wildlife Management Areas in Tennessee. 

Tags: Recreation, Maps and Tools, Hunting

 

MUNICIPAL RESOURCES

Clarksville
List of Parks
A list of city parks and links for more information about these parks in Clarksville.

Tags: Recreation

Riverfest
Riverfest is an annual celebration on the Cumberland River. Festival goers enjoy art, music, family activities, and more. 

Tags: Events


Nashville
NashvilleRiverfront.org
This website provides general information about the Nashville Riverfront and its history, design plans for riverfront projects, a timeline of projects and more. 

Tags: Websites, Development, Recreation, Ecotourism, Sustainable Development

Park Finder Interactive Map
This interactive map allows you to find specific parks or to search for parks by an activity. Water related activities include boating, camping, hiking, nature centers, and more. 

Tags: Maps, Recreation

Park Listing
The Metro Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of facilities and programs throughout Davidson County. Currently, there are over 12,000 acres of open space, including 108 Parks and 19 Greenways.  This webpage provides a listing of Metro Parks. Links are provided when more information about a park is available. 

Tags: Recreation

Park Plans and Projects
A webpage providing information on capital projects and general planning for parks.

Tags: Recreation, Planning

Plan To Play: Countywide Parks and Greenways Master Plan
Plan To Play is a Metro Parks and Recreation-led initiative for a countywide parks and greenways master plan, which will serve as a guide for future investments in and growth of Nashville's park system in the coming decades. The yearlong Plan To Play process includes an inventory of past and current plans, an analysis of programs and facility offerings, a benchmarking of peer cities, and an intensive public input process, including public meetings and surveys. This webpage includes additional information, surveys, a greenways interactive map, a video about the program, and more. 

See also: Greenways Interactive Map

Tags: Greenways, Planning, Plans, Surveys, Maps and Tools, Media, Recreation

Water Access and Blueways
A number of rivers and streams are large enough to support use by recreational canoeists and kayakers, in Nashville. This webpage has information about public access points for paddlers. 

Tags: Recreation, Blueways, Paddling, Maps, Public Access

Water Activities Webpage
This webpage provides links to a listing of Metro Boat RampsCanoeing and Kayaking opportunities with the City, information aboutHamilton Creek Marina, information on docking boats in Downtown Nashville, and more. 

Tags: Recreation, Motor Boating, Paddling, Marinas, Permits

 

NGO RESOURCES

American Red Cross
First Aid Training Opportunities

"Prepare for the unexpected with first aid training from the American Red Cross. Developed and taught by experts, our convenient, affordable courses can help your organization become OSHA compliant – and provide care when it's needed most. With award-winning online classes, plus first aid courses at more than 550 locations across the United States, and our best-in-class blended Simulation Learning, we offer training designed to suit your schedule and your learning style. Red Cross First Aid Certification classes include a free digital certificate, valid for 2 years, plus free access to digital learning materials and online Refresher Courses."

Tags: First Aid, Medical

Cumberland River Compact
Green Products for Marinas and Boat Owners
Green options that will help you maintain your marina or vessel without compromising your water quality. 

Tags: Motor Boating, Water Quality, Recreation, Pollution