LIMESTONE, Tenn. (WJHL) – New learning playscapes for children will replace the swimming pools at David Crockett Birthplace State Park and Warriors’ Path State Park, according to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).
TDEC reports the nature-based playscapes will be open year-round and provide places for young visitors to learn and enjoy the outdoors.
According to TDEC, the playscapes will replace the pools at the state park. The pool closures were announced in 2021, and TDEC stated at the time that it was hoping to replace them with features that could be open all year.
Park leadership decided to move forward with the playscapes after public meetings to hear ideas.
Work on the playscape at David Crockett Birthplace State Park is expected to start in early 2024. The work on the Warriors’ Path State Park is expected to start in 2023.