April 2015 Program Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, reservations for activities open at 10:00 A.M. on the Sunday before the program and will be taken until it is full. 

  Deaf or Hearing Impaired Visitors please contact Park Manager Steve Ward for sign language assistance for any of our programs at Steve.Ward@tn.gov

 

    • Harris Ridge Sunrise Hike:   Saturday, April 18th at 6am. Join Park Manager Steve Ward for a hike to one of the park’s newest ridgetops that was acquired in 2011 in a partnership between the State of Tennessee and Friends of Radnor Lake. This hike will highlight the importance of the acquisition of Harris Ridge, emerging spring wildflowers and the historical features in this area of the natural area. This hike will start at the East Parking Lot off of Franklin Road and will last about 2.5 hours. Participants are encouraged to bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Reservations are required and open Sunday, April 12th at 9:30am.  Ages 14 and up. Please contact Park Manager Steve Ward by email to register for this program at steve.ward@tn.gov

    Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area

    • Saturday, April 25th at 8am til noon.  Join the Radnor Lake Staff, REI Staff, Hands on Nashville and Friends of Radnor Lake for our monthly volunteer day.  We will be working on a variety of projects ranging from mulching trails, Ganier Ridge Trail step project and/or working on the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center.  Lunch, gloves and bottled water provided by Friends of Radnor Lake. No reservations necessary.

    Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center Tours

      • Thursday, April 16th at 10am. Join Ranger Jesse Germeraad for a hike to the aviary center for a tour while it is under construction for an overview of this environmental education project currently underway at Radnor Lake.  Hike is approximately 1.5 hour. Meet at the Hall Drive/Otter Creek Road.  Reservations are required and open on Sunday, April 12th at 10am. Please contact Ranger Jesse Germeraad by email to register for this program at Jesse.Germeraad@tn.gov
      • Saturday, April 18th at 8am.  Join Ranger Will Peters for a hike to the aviary center for a tour while it is under construction for an overview of this environmental education project currently underway at Radnor Lake.  Hike is approximately 1.5 hour. Meet at the Hall Drive/Otter Creek Road.  Reservations are required and open on Sunday, April 19th at 10am. Please contact Park Manager Steve Ward by email to register for this program at steve.ward@tn.gov
        • Friday, April 24thth at 5pm. Join Ranger Dustin Crowell for a hike to the aviary center for a tour while it is under construction for an overview of this environmental education project currently underway at Radnor Lake.  Hike is approximately 1.5 hour. Meet at the Hall Drive/Otter Creek Road.  Reservations are required and open on Sunday, April 19th at 10am. Please contact Ranger Dustin Crowell by email to register for this program at Dustin.Crowell@tn.gov

     Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center Opening Update: 

    The Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center will be opening on May 2nd, 2015.  Initially, this will be a limited two day a week schedule as we transition the birds of prey into their new environment, get them acclimated to being around park visitors on display and work on any changes needed for operation of the aviary.  Please visit our website: radnorlake.org under newsfeed for more details on our opening the last week of April. 

     

     

    Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is committed to principles of equal opportunity, equal access and affirmative action.  Contact EEO/AA Coordinator at 1-888-867-7455 or the ADA coordinator at 1-866-253-5827 for further information.  Hearing impaired callers may use the Tennessee Relay Service at 1-800-848-0298.