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Author: Sydney Goggans

Embracing Inclusion at Natchez Trace

Removing Barriers: Adult Changing Table At Natchez Trace

Natches Trace State Park now has even more to offer, with the addition of an adult changing table designed to accommodate personal hygiene needs for park visitors of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Now, more families can fully enjoy and explore this great park — just like Micah’s.

Adult-size tables work for everyone, from infants to aging adults, and the need for them impacts every demographic, including our veterans. Without access to a resource like this to accommodate personal care needs, the stress of a public outing can be overwhelming and prevent some people from venturing out.

We are proud to support projects that help our community access a safe and inclusive space and to continue widening opportunities for all Tennesseans to enjoy our State parks.

Located in the visitor center of Natchez Trace State Park, this new resource was made possible through a grant from the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Tennessee States Parks.

For more information on adult changing tables and available grants, head to the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities website.

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Enhancing Accessibility at Our Parks

Access To New Experiences At Radnor Lake State Park

At the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy, we work to support projects and programs that preserve, protect and enhance Tennessee’s parks system.

Thanks to a generous gift from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), we are proud to unveil a new all-terrain wheelchair, now available for use at Radnor Lake State Park.

This wheelchair will allow those with mobility issues to hike trails and explore nature at their own direction – something that many of us take for granted every day.

The $136,000 grant from TVA will also fund an all-terrain wheelchair at Tims Ford State Park, an accessible kayak launch at David Crockett State Park and transportation for students at select schools to visit Tennessee State Parks. We’re very grateful for the support as we work in partnership with Tennessee State Parks to break down these barriers and move closer to our goal of becoming the most accessible park system in the nation. 

You can find more information on the new all-terrain wheelchair, as well as details on Tennessee State Parks’ current accessibility initiatives at Tennessee State Parks will update the page when new offerings are made available. All-terrain wheelchairs are available free of charge. Visitors should contact the park in advance to ensure availability.

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