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Parks and Recreation Technical Assistance Service (PARTAS)


The Recreation Resources Planning Section 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. The plan requires diversified public input and an advisory committee for the enhancement of Tennessee’s recreation delivery systems.

The Recreation Planning staff assists RRD and the Grants Section with data, on-site planning assistance, maps, assessment of demands for recreation activity, special needs requirements and other related items. The section also serves as the focal point for the recreation Geographic Information System program as it coordinates, collects, records, and distributes information regarding recreation services available to the public.