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Our mission is to enhance park experiences for all.

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We’re helping build the most accessible state parks system in the nation.

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We provide tools that celebrate the people and history of Tennessee state parks.

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We develop and deliver programs that inspire the next generation.

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We protect and preserve the state’s resources for future generations.

About the Conservancy

Tennessee State Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit fundraising partner of Tennessee State Parks. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we work with donors and the State to raise funds and support programs that contribute to the long-term health of both our lands and our communities.


The Tennessee State Parks Conservancy was established in 2016 as a nonprofit partner to Tennessee State Parks. Created through the enthusiasm and dedication of State Parks employees, the organization was initially classified as a supporting organization and was incubated in the Tennessee State Parks offices.

Now, the Conservancy operates as an independent 501(c)(3) organization, working with the State and supporters like you to advance our parks system.

We continue to be the parks’ biggest fans and pledge to do all we can to support their efforts to ensure that Tennessee Parks are forever and for everyone.

About Tennessee State Parks

From its beginning in 1937, Tennessee State Parks were established to preserve and protect the unique natural, cultural and historic resources of Tennessee.

The public interest has also been served by a variety of benefits for citizens and communities produced by our state park system, promoting stronger communities and healthier citizens across the state through diverse resource-based recreation while conserving the natural environment – preserving authentic Tennessee places and spaces for future generations to enjoy.

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