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Recreation Educational Services

RES Grants

The division is responsible for administering federal and state grant programs to local and state governments. View information on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) Grant Program, Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF), Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and Tennessee Recreation Initiative Program (TRIP).

Greenways & Trails

The Greenways and Trails program encourages Tennessee communities to save special green spaces, to promote the volunteer spirit of Tennesseans and to preserve and conserve the natural and cultural resources that make each community in our state special. View conference information and published plans.

Parks and Recreation Technical Assistance Service

The Parks and Recreation Technical Assistance Service (PARTAS) is responsible for maintaining Tennessee’s eligibility to receive federal LWCF funds and for enhancing state and local recreation planning efforts. The section develops the Statewide Recreation Plan, which is designed to be a framework for recreation planning at all levels of government.

Tennessee 2020 Plan

Tennessee 2020 is a comprehensive planning document focused on the future of Tennessee’s parks, people and landscapes. This plan represents an ambitious undertaking, expanding the scope of previous recreation plans by extending our vision 10 years into the future. Tennessee 2020 documents the most critical needs facing conservation and recreational infrastructure over the next 10 years.

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