Events and Programs

Welcome to the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Events page! Click the links below to find out more about our ongoing activities, and check out our calendar for an overview of all activity dates.

If you are looking to request a field trip, please click here to fill out a form.

About Our Programs


Guided Hikes with Hailey J. Raynor

This series of guided hikes will be led by our programming specialist, Hailey J. Raynor. Hailey is a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association of Interpretation. Each of the hikes below are designed to give you access to the trail system while learning firsthand about a variety of topics.

The trail difficulty level is rated by easy, moderate or challenging, please use your best judgment when making a selection. Hikes will begin at 9:30 am sharp and last 45 min to 1 hour. Children 10 and older are welcome with an adult supervisor. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

Dates

  • June 25th - 9:30am - Foraging 101 (Easy Trail)
  • July 23rd - 9:30 am - Native Vs. Invasive species (Moderate Trail)
  • August 27th - 9:30 am - Venomous and non-poisonous species (Moderate Trail)
  • September 24th - 9:30am - BATS (Moderate Trail)

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Nature Camp

Come join us this summer and learn about the worlds of plants, rocks, animals, insects, and fish! Nature Camp begins June 6th.

Details

  • For age groups 8-11 and 12-14
  • Monday through Friday, 8:30am-Noon
  • $25 registration fee includes activity materials, snacks and t-shirt
  • Be sure to bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray daily!

Openings Available

  • No Openings Available - All Slots Are Full

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Nature Festival

Celebrate summer pollinators like hummingbirds and bumblebees at our Nature Festival on August 20th from 8am to 1pm!

Schedule


  • 8 am to 11:30 am – Hummingbird Banding Demonstration in the ‘backyard’ of Nature Center by Southeastern Avian Research.

  • 8 am to 1 pm – Children’s Scavenger hunt and hummingbird activity under the Tents in the field.

  • 8 am to 1 pm – Children’s Arts and Craft activities at the pavilion at back of parking lot.

  • 8 am to 1 pm – Master Gardeners will be on hand to discuss native plants for pollinators.

  • 9:30 am – Kid Friendly Hike – Meet near the ‘meadow’ under the TVA Tower. We will take a short nature walk on a gravel trail. Learn how to prepare for exploring the park and how to discover nature around you.

  • 10 am – Hal Hassall will talk ‘BEES’ in the Nature Center classroom

  • 12 noon – “Hummingbirds” Learn all about these flying jewels from Master Hummingbird Bander, Cyndi Routledge.

In association with National Audubon Society and Southeastern Avian Research.

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Bird Watching 101

Join us to learn the basics of bird watching June 25th, July 30th, August 27th, and September 24th, 10:45am to 11:15. We have binoculars for checkout or you can bring your own. Afterwards, wander the park and trails, or relax on our viewing deck. Suitable for 8+. No prior experience required, program is free to all!

Topics Covered

  • Binocular Operation
  • Bird Identification
  • Best Birding Practices
  • Field Guide Usage

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We Grow Wednesdays

We Grow Wednesdays are self-guided activities for adults and their children. Each activity focuses on a special Nature topic and developing skill for your little ones. Join us anytime between 10am and 4pm, every Wednesday. All materials are provided, no registration or fee required.

May Schedule

  • 6/1, Letter Formation with Sticks
  • 6/8, Animal Classification, Sticker Activity
  • 6/15, Nocturnal vs. Diurnal Species Matching Gamw
  • 6/22, TBD
  • 6/29, TBD
You will receive a kit containing instructions, materials and supplies to take anywhere in the park to complete. Also, our community room will be set up for the activity indoors, available rain or shine! Simply turn in the supplies when finished, you can take home your project!

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Reading Round-Up

Reading Round-Up is a little learner literacy Sponsored by The Blue Star Families of Tennessee to help build home libraries. Join us on the first Friday of every month from 10:15am to 11am as we host a reading circle in our community room. After the reading, everyone is invited to pick out a new, free book to take home! Snacks Provided. This program is free and open to the public.

Dates

  • June 3rd
  • July 1st
  • August 5th
  • September 2nd
  • October 7th
  • November 4th
  • December 2nd

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For all questions, contact us at [email protected]