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Our Parks Director - Nelda Pritchard   731-847-6225    Email:

Decatur County Parks & Recreation

Just one of the many examples of parks throughout the Decatur County Parks system.

Our parks offer our residents the opportunity to enjoy the relaxed and peaceful outdoors. We have areas to use for company picnics, family outings, church outings etc. In the coming months check back as we list all the locations and many other resources to help you get the most out of our park system.


The Civic Center

Visit The Decatur County Civic Center - Click HereLocated between Parsons and Decaturville, the Civic Center serves the people of Decatur County in a number of ways. 5 Ball fields are available to the community. An outside walking track winds around the playground area with up-to-date playground equipment. A pavilion with a number of picnic tables is located adjacent to the playground area. During the winter the Civic Center is open at scheduled times for walkers inside the building. Youth Pro Basketball for grades 3 through 8 is available November through January. Our public swimming pool is open during the summer months of June through August. The Civic Center is available for rent for events such as birthday parties, family reunions, church groups, swimming parties, etc. For more information on the Civic Center - Click Here


The Fairgrounds

Visit The Fairgrounds - Click HereThe Fairgrounds is where our annual Decatur County Fair and Spring Carnival is held each year. In addition the Decatur County Saddle Club makes use of the large riding arena available on the grounds. The Worlds Largest Coon Hunt is a regular and brings people from all over the United States to help support the fund raising efforts of the group. The Decatur County Fairgrounds area is available for rent and is available for any event requiring a large area and can easily accommodate everything from concerts to conventions. Parking space is plentiful as well, enough to accommodate some 1000 plus vehicles, with more than adequate handicap parking. For More information on The Decatur County Fairgrounds - Click Here


The Convention Center

Visit The Decatur County Convention Center - Click HereThe Decatur County Convention Center is available for rent and has a seating capacity of approximately 3,000. It is available for any event requiring a large area and can easily accommodate everything from concerts to conventions. The new, modern site features a state of the art, 20,000 square foot convention area, with air conditioning and heat, (ADA compliant), clean, modern restrooms, a roomy kitchen with grills, ovens, counters, ice machine, industrial style sinks and plentiful storage space. For more Information on the Convention Center - Click Here


Beech Bend Campgrounds - Located on The Tennessee River

Visit Beech Bend Park - Click HereBeech Bend Campgrounds, which is open year round, is located five miles east of Parsons on the beautiful Tennessee River.  Beech Bend Campground is made up of 11 acres and is a quiet place to get away from it all. There are 56 Tent or RV lots with electricity and water and 18 tent lots without electricity.


The Tennessee river offers so much fun and recreation for our visitors. We are located on the river. Launching your boat is a snap at Beech Bend Park. We offer two separate ramps. Fishing is a great way to enjoy the day. Our park offers both Tent and RV sites in addition to picnic facilities. For our motor home and RV campers we have a dump station available which includes water. The roads throughout the park are well kept and are nice and wide for the RV'er. Many of our sites offer water and electric hookups for a small additional fee. Tent campers love our park and will find areas devoted to tents only. Our Picnic pavilions are kept clean and offer grills and waste receptacles. Our basketball court and rest room facilities are also kept neat and clean. Throughout the park you will find covered trash receptacles for waste. For More information on Beech Bend Campgrounds - Click Here


Brownsport Furnace

Visit Brownsport Furnace - Click HereThe Brownsport Furnace park offers an interpretive of an old smelting furnace. The park is also host to Decatur County Saddle Club Trail rides and other public use. Come and enjoy the relaxed and peaceful outdoors at the furnace. We have areas to use for company picnics, family outings, church outings etc. The Furnace is rich in history, being known as both the first blast furnace in the state as well as for being the hottest.

For More information on Brownsport Furnace - Click Here


The Decatur County Parks Department is Managed by:  Nelda Pritchard


Our Main Office is located at the Decatur County Civic Center

Our Address is: PO Box 83  Parsons Tennessee 38363


Telephone (731) 847-6225   Email:

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