What's Going On

The City of Bristol Tennessee has begun a $1 million expansion of the Nature Center at Steele Creek Park. This is the first major renovation of the facility since it was built in 1996.

When completed, the expansion will almost triple the current size of the facility and will provide for numerous improvements, including:
  •  Greatly expanded exhibit space, allowing for many exciting new and refurnished displays;
  •  Hands-on learning exhibits for children of all ages;
  •  Full handicap accessibility;
  •  A large multipurpose classroom/meeting room complete with laptops and audiovisual equipment;
  •  Improved work space for Nature Center staff and students conducting research at the Park;
  •  An outdoor amphitheater and other venues to enhance experiential learning;
  •  Additional space to showcase our herbarium, donated collections, and natural history library.