The County of Grainger will conduct a series of Public Meetings to provide information to the public on the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation’s Recreation Education Services Parks and Recreation Grants and the County’s plan to apply for this funding. Citizens are encouraged to attend and comment on proposed projects.


There are multiple ways in which the public can participate and provide comment on the proposed project.


  1. Attend the In-Person Public Meeting at the Grainger County Chancery Courtroom on Monday, May 6, 2024, at 5:00 PM. The Grainger County Chancery Courtroom is located at 270 Justice Center Drive, Suite 107.
  2. A social media Public Meeting will be held on the Grainger County Facebook Page ( ). Project information will be posted for public comment on or by May 1, 2024.
  3. Request a project information packet from Ms. Stacie DeFrees. Comments should be submitted by May 6, 2024, at 4:00 PM. Ms. DeFrees can be reached by calling Grainger County Parks and Recreation at (865) 828-990.


Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodation should contact Ms. Stacie DeFrees at (865) 828-9900. Grainger County ensures compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; related statutes and regulations that no person shall be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance on the grounds or race, color, sex, or national origin.


Mike Byrd



Grainger County is in the process of applying for a grant through the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation Recreation Resources Division. The proposed project will help the development of an ADA compliant trail at Grainger County Park. The 100-acre park is situated on Cherokee Lake, which is leased property from TVA. The proposed 3,800 l.f. Phase I trail will wind throughout an undeveloped wooded area along the lake. The asphalt trail will be ADA compliant. Also included within the project will be ADA parking at the trailhead, necessary bollards, and signage. We are asking for the community’s input on the proposed improvements. If you have any questions, you may contact Grainger County Parks and Rec at (865) 828-9900.

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