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Contact Recreation Educational Services

Mark Tummons, Director
10th Floor, L&C Tower
401 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0439
615-532-0748

Hot News!!

PARTAS Online contains the Benchmarking Applications and Guidelines and a Planning Template for long range park plans for download and use. Benchmarking is due from May 30-Nov. 30 2007 for the 2008 grant cycle. The Planning Template is available to provide guidance for the long range planning required for the 2008 grant cycle.

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Our Mission

The Recreation Educational Services Division administers technical, planning and financial assistance services to state, local and private providers of public recreation, as well as encourages the development of recreation systems across the state.

Recreation Educational Services is composed of four sections: Greenways and Trails, Grants Management Program, Recreation Planning, and Parks & Recreation Technical and Technical Assistance Service (PARTAS).

The 2008 LPRF and RTP Grant Cycle Has Arrived!

RES will hold grant application workshops at locations listed in the Grant Workshop Flyer. Directions are available on the Grant Application Facts Sheet. Grant Applications are due no later than March 7, 2008 by 4:00 CST.

You can download the LPRF and RTP applications, the Categorical Exclusion (CE) Request Form, and an Example CE form from our Grants page.

For more information please contact your PARTAS consultants:

West Tennessee - Gerald Parish 731-512-1370 or [email protected]

East Tennessee - April Johnson 865-594-2144 or [email protected]

Middle Tennessee - Bonnie Gamble 615-532-0750 or [email protected]


Greenways and Trails Ė Building Healthy Communities
October 8-10, 2007

Come to Germantown, Tennessee and see all the exciting work that has been accomplished or is in the planning stages in West Tennessee.

View: Conference Brochure  |  Fillable Registration Form  |  Draft Program

Walk the Germantown/Collierville greenway trails, canoe on the Wolf River or check out the Riverwoods State Natural Area. Donít miss the Memphis BBQ dinner on Tuesday night and learn how public participation really does bring projects to reality. Find out how non profit conservation organizations are partnering with public agencies to preserve the best of West Tennessee.

This Greenways and Trails Institute is directed at park and recreation professionals, city and county mayors and elected officials along with citizens interested in starting and developing greenways and trails in their communities.

Questions? call 615-532-0748.