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Some of our large public events each year include Hummingbird Festival in early September, Barfield Bash in late October, World Turtle Day in May, and more!
  • Animal Encounters allows you to get up close and personal with some of our education animals, as one of our educators talks about a critter's natural history. Animal Encounters happens most Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. and three times a week in the summer months! 
  • Environmental Education programs (Animal Tracks, Fossils, Geology, craft programs, etc.) and interpretive hikes and night hikes occur on many Saturdays and weekend evenings throughout the year.
  • Outdoor Adventure programs also occur year-round! Join us for an evening paddle on the Stones River, a paddleboard excursion on Percy Priest, or a waterfall hike at South Cumberland State Park!
  • Music in the Wild is a great summer concert series here in Barfield Park.
  • Nature Play is a chance to kids to get messy as they explore the world around them! Mud painting, kiddie pool fun, shaving cream art, and more are some of the activities you can expect your kid to enjoy at this popular program! 
Check out our Facebook page,  the Rec Connection Program Guide located at all Parks and Rec facilities, or call 615-217-3017 for more information on current program offerings and opportunities!

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