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About The Friends


The Friends of Harpeth River State Park is a nonprofit 501(c)3 formed in 2015 to inspire support for one of Tennessee's most visited parks. We are 100% volunteer-powered and welcome the community to become involved. 


Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the park sites every year? Folks visit to learn more about Native American history and archeology, to spend time enjoying the river from one of nine access points, and to hike or fish or picnic. Harpeth River State Park offers something year-round for everyone.


We exist to capture the attention of our local community and all those visitors to help inspire support. That could mean tax-deductible contributions used for park improvements and programs. That support also includes hundreds of volunteer hours every year planting native species, cleaning up the trails and river-entry/exit sites, plus helping with educational activities. 

The draw of visitors to Middle TN is strong and growing, and our local businesses are thriving. That means HRSP is busy year-round with lots of traffic to all of its nine sites.. Do you want to help preserve and protect the park? To care for its resources and help be a steward of the land? If you'd like to get involved, we hope you'll take a moment to see the options on our 'Get Involved' page and let us know what interests you. Plus, subscribe to our newsletter -- we'll never spam you or share your information. We are always looking for new members to join our Board of Directors, as well. If you have interest, please contact us at

We hope to see you soon at the park!

The Friends' Board of Directors

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