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Go Green With Us

Go Green With Us to protect and preserve our State Parks through resource conservation, sustainable operations, and recycling!

Sustainability efforts at Tennessee State Parks are as diverse as the Tennessee landscape - from recycling paper in park offices and installing energy-efficient LED lighting to installing pollinator gardens and creating vegetative buffer areas around wetlands and shorelines at the golf courses.

Since 2015 when the Go Green With Us Program began as a recycling initiative, state parks have continuously improved their environmental stewardship while reducing their carbon footprint. A comprehensive guideline was developed and released in 2017 to steer parks in the path of sustainability in all of their operations. Many campgrounds are now trash-can-free and are served by conveniently located dumpsters and recycling bins. This helps to save time and money as well as reduce litter throughout the campgrounds. Some restaurants are reducing their food waste through diversion, donation, and composting practices. Some restaurants and parks even have on-site gardens, providing fresh seasonal herbs and vegetables to the kitchen and local communities.

April 2018 marked the first inaugural Go Green With Us Recognition awards ceremony. As of 2019, every Tennessee State Park has been recognized for taking positive steps to preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, protect land and water resources, and reduce waste.

To view the TSP Go Green Guidelines and recognition program please click the button below.


2020 Park Go Green Accomplishments

The 2020 Awards (below) are presented for work that was done in 2020. To see what other things parks are doing to Go Green, click on a park below.

2020 Park Go Green Awards

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Big Cypress - Silver

Bicentennial Capitol Mall - Platinum

Big Ridge - Silver

Big HIll Pond - Silver

Bledsoe Creek - Gold

Booker T. Washington - Silver

Chickasaw - Silver

Burgess Falls - Platinum

Cove Lake - Gold

Fort Pillow - Silver

Cedars of Lebanon - Silver

Cumberland Trail - Platinum

Meeman-Shelby Forest - Gold

Cordell Hull Birthplace - Silver

David Crockett Birthplace - Silver

Natchez Trace - Bronze

Cumberland Mountain - Gold

Fort Loudoun - Gold

Nathan Bedford Forrest - Platinum

Cummins Falls - Platinum

Frozen Head - Silver

Paris Landing - Platinum

David Crockett - Bronze

Harrison Bay - Gold

Pickwick Landing - Bronze

Dunbar Cave - Gold

Hiwassee/Ocoee Rivers - Silver

Pinson Mounds - Gold

Edgar Evins - Bronze

Indian Mountain - Gold

Reelfoot Lake - Gold

Fall Creek Falls - Silver

Norris Dam - Gold

T.O. Fuller - Silver

Harpeth River - Gold

Panther Creek - Silver


Henry Horton - Horton

Red Clay - Silver


Johnsonville - Platinum

Roan Mountain - Gold


Long Hunter - Gold

Rocky Fork - Silver


Montgomery Bell - Gold

Seven Islands - Gold


Mousetail Landing - Bronze

Sycamore Shoals - Gold


Old Stone Fort - Silver

Warriors' Path - Silver


Pickett - Gold



Port Royal - Silver



Radnor Lake - Platinum



Rock Island - Platinum



Sergeant Alvin C. York - Gold


South Cumberland - Gold


Standing Stone - Platinum


Tims Ford - Gold