Riverpark Closed; ESNP, Chester Frost Park Open For Limited Use

Friday, April 3, 2020

In response to state and local Executive Orders, The Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department is announcing the following changes, effective Saturday:

Tennessee Riverpark is closed.

Enterprise South Nature Park is open for passive day-use only, no restrooms.

Chester Frost Park is open for passive day-use only, limited restrooms.

Officials said:

When visiting your parks, please act responsibly with regard to social distancing and park capacity.·       

Refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms·       

Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks or trails·       

Make other users aware of your presence and maintain proper distance at all times·       

If you are unable to maintain social distancing, find an alternate location or time to visit your park.


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Tennessee Fish And Wildlife Commission Meets May 28-29 In Franklin

CSCC’s Forestry, Wildlife And Fisheries Program Earns Regional Honors


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Outdoors

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Breaking News

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Opinion

A New Low For Bureaucratic Dysfunction - And Response

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