SPENCER – A $2 million renovation project at Fall Creek Falls State Park is now complete, part of a first phase of plans to upgrade the park – Tennessee’s largest and most visited.
Officials with Tennessee State Parks say they have completed renovations to the Village Green pool area. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday afternoon to celebrate.
New features include ADA accessible ramps to the pool from an elevated boardwalk. The pool will officially open for the summer season Saturday, May 28.
Other renovations within the park include upgrades to the amphitheater, snack bar, bathhouse and restrooms, all part of phase one. Phase two will include the creation of a new visitor’s center, including park offices, a gift shop, restrooms and interpretive displays. The tentative opening date is 2018.
On hand for Monday’s ribbon cutting ceremony and pool grand re-opening was TDEC Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation Brock Hill, Rep. Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville), Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), Van Buren County Mayor Greg Wilson, Van Buren-Spencer Chamber of Commerce officials, officials with ArborTrek/ZIPStream, and Tennessee State Park mascot Ramble the Raccoon
For more information about Fall Creek Falls State Park, visit www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/fall-creek-falls.