January/February Program Schedule

 

Unless otherwise noted, reservations for activities open at 9:30 A.M. on the Sunday before the program and will be taken until it is full. Please call 373-3467 to sign up.

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

Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area

  • Saturday, January 23rd at 8am til noon. Join the Radnor Lake Ranger Staff, Hands on Nashville and Friends of Radnor Lake for our first volunteer day of 2016. This workday kicks off our Trees to Trails Program as we mulch portions of the Lake Trail and Historic Valve House Trail with recycled Christmas Tree Mulch. Lunch, gloves and bottled water provided by Friends of Radnor Lake.  Volunteer Day has been cancelled.

 

Volunteer Trail Day at Radnor Lake State Natural Area

  • Saturday, February 27th at 8am til noon. Join the Radnor Lake Ranger Staff, Hands on Nashville and Friends of Radnor Lake. Lunch, gloves and bottled water provided by Friends of Radnor Lake. No reservations necessary.

 

 

 

 

Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center

There’s a new destination at Radnor Lake State Natural Area and it’s really for the birds. Constructed as a boardwalk, nestled in the natural area, the wheelchair accessible facility provides educational programs, allows “up close” observation of non-releasable birds of prey and offers a bird’s eye view of the surrounding hillside and wildlife. In addition, interpretive displays on venomous snakes, non-venomous snakes and turtles are available inside the main building.

 

To minimize stress on the captive birds at the aviary, initial public hours are limited to a two-day-a-week schedule. In addition, pets are not permitted on the boardwalk at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center. The aviary center opened on May 2nd, 2015 and is now open two days a week:

  • Wednesday     7am-1pm
  • Saturday         11am-Sunset

The Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center is located at the top of Hall Drive, off of Otter Creek Rd.

From East Parking Area, walk west on Otter Creek Road to Hall Drive to Aviary- 3/4 of a mile.

From West Parking Area (Walter Criley Visitor Center), walk east on Otter Creek Road to Hall Drive to Aviary is 1.4 miles. The hike up to Hall Drive is paved but steep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.