Events & Hikes
Guided hikes, children's hike, kids' nature journal, signs of wildlife, and more! These programs are FREE to attend. Activities marked with an asterisk (*) require online pre-registration using the codes provided. For more information, please call the park at (615)232-4154.
Timberland Day Camp - Summer 2019 (Registration #14169)
9:00am - Summer Solstice Hike - Join park staff for a hike first thing in the morning! We will be welcoming the Summer Solstice by hiking around 1 mile in beautiful Timberland Park. (Registration #14894)
4:15pm - Pinching Pennies: A Water Safety Program - Beat the heat of the first day of summer by participating in our water safety program. No bathing suit will be required for this hypothermia-related program. Join us! (Registration #14895)
July 4: Independence Day Extravaganza
9:00am - Edible Plants of Middle Tennessee: Come and learn about some of the useful plants that we have in our area! Participants will learn about some historic uses of these plants as well as some survival tips. Wear appropriate footwear for walking on a trail.
11:00am - Mammal Pelts of Tennessee: Have you ever wanted to feel how soft an otter's fur is? Or perhaps you want to pet a coyote. This is your chance to do so safely! Come out to Timberland Park for a talk about some of Tennessee's native mammals and also get a chance to feel their pelts. #15135
2:00pm - Skulls and Scat Breakdown: Join us at Timberland to discuss different skulls and the scat that goes along with it. Don’t know what scat is? Come out and see!
3:00pm - Timberland Park Slideshow and Talk: Sit and enjoy a slideshow of pictures taken at our beautiful Timberland Park. While the slideshow goes by, our staff will tell you all about what you are seeing and why it is so special.
9:00am - Guided Hike (Registration #14896) Join us at Timberland Park for a guided hike! We will be discussing plants, animals, and the history of the park. Participants can expect to walk around one mile across uneven ground.
11:00am - Creating a Nature Journal (Registration #14897) Come out to your favorite park and learn about how to make your very own nature journal!
2:00pm - Honeycomb Candle Making (Registration #14898) Participants will create and take home their own honeycomb candle and get to sample some honey. Along with the candle making, you will also learn about the life history of the honeybee. Come on out to Timberland Park! Cost: $2.00/person.
July 26: 4:30pm - Mammal Pelts of Tennessee (Registration #14899) Have you ever wanted to feel how soft an otter’s fur is? Or perhaps you want to pet a coyote. This is your chance to do so safely! Come out to Timberland Park for a talk about some of Tennessee’s native mammals and also get a chance to feel their pelts.
9:00am - Guided Hike (Registration #14903) Join us at Timberland Park for a guided hike! We will be discussing plants, animals, and the history of the park. Participants can expect to walk around one mile.
10:30am - Perimeter Hike (Registration #14901) Join us at Timberland Park for a guided hike! This will be a slightly more challenging hike as we hike the entire perimeter of Timberland Park and Big East Fork Reserve. Total mileage will be around 2.75 miles. There will be moderately strenuous hills.
4:00pm - Owl Pellet Dissection (Registration #14902) Come out to the park to see what our local owls have been eating. We will discuss owl anatomy and life history. This is a great activity for all ages. Pre-registration is strictly required. No walk-in’s permitted. Cost: $2.00/person.
August 9: 4:00pm - Mammal Tracks & Scat (Registration #14904) Come out to Timberland Park to learn about animal tracks and scat. This will allow you to get to know our local animals in ways you have never imagined.
August 23: 4:00pm - Animal Skulls of Tennessee (Registration #14905) Come look at some animal skulls and learn what makes some of them tick. This is great for the whole family.
August 30: 4:00pm - Edible Plants of Middle Tennessee (Registration #14906) Come and learn about some of the useful plants that we have in our area! Participants will learn about some historic uses of these plants as well as some survival tips.Wear appropriate footwear for walking on a trail. Open to ages 12 and up.
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