100K Tree Day – Free Tree Seedlings!

The City of Bristol Tennessee, in conjunction with the Tennessee Environmental Council, is holding the 100K Tree Day. Trees will be given out for the annual planting event hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department. The Council provides bare-root seedlings at no cost to participants who agree to pick up the tress on Friday, February […]

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2016 Wildlife Weekend Photo Contest Winners Announced

Winners of the 2016 Wildlife Weekend Photography Contest were announced Friday evening just prior to Marq Marquette’s presentation on “A Photojournalist’s View of Nature, the Sun, Moon and Stars – Capturing Nature With Your Camera”.  Once again, this was a very successful show with lots of outstanding entries. Thanks to all those who submitted photos; without you, […]

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Wildlife Weekend 2016: October 7 and 8

Don’t miss the exciting fun, as this year’s Wildlife Weekend kicks off on Friday evening, October 7th with announcement of the Photo Contest winners, an update on the exciting Nature Center Expansion, and a fascinating talk on Astrophotography by local expert Marq Marquette. On Saturday there will be the always popular bird banding demonstration, lots […]

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2016 Photo Contest and Show Announced!

It’s time to start getting your favorite Steele Creek Park photos ready to submit to our 2016 Photo Contest and Show!  As in past years, the event is being held in conjunction with the annual Wildlife Weekend celebration at the Park. Amateur photographers of all ages, including children and teens, are encouraged to participate. Eligible […]

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Saturday Morning: Spring Migration Bird Walk

Saturday, May 7th 9:30 am Spring Migration Bird Walk Hearing is believing, and oh yeah, so is seeing! Meet Larry at the Nature Center for a moderate walk looking for migrating songbirds, waterfowl, hawks and more!

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Spring Break Nature Camps!

Still looking for something for your kids to do during Spring Break? It’s not too late to register for Spring Break Nature Camps! This fun week of camp is a great opportunity for kids to explore nature and enjoy Steele Creek Park. Spaces are limited and your child must be pre-registered. Take advantage of early […]

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Springtime Is On Its Way!

It’s hard to believe (especially with more snow predicted for the next couple of days), but spring will soon be here… and with it, lots of activities at the Park! Several special events are on the calendar for the next couple of months. On Saturday, March 12th, the annual Tree Keepers Workshop will take place […]

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Tree Keepers Workshop – Saturday, March 12th

Don’t miss the 2016 edition of the Annual Steele Creek Park Tree Keepers Workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 12th at the Park Lodge.  This year’s featured speakers include regional sustainable family farmer and King University faculty member, Dr. Richard Moyer, and E.T.S.U. Arborist Manager, Travis Watson. Topics to be covered include “Tree Basics”, “Basic Tree […]

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Winter Nature Center Programs

Just because colder weather is on the way doesn’t mean that things aren’t happening at the Park! Starting this Friday afternoon with a Winter Greenery Hike led by Don Holt, the Nature Center staff has a full lineup of hikes, talks and other activities covering such other diverse topics as winter astronomy, birds and aquarium keeping. […]

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Wildlife Weekend 2015

Despite the less than ideal weather, this year’s Wildlife Weekend was one of the best in recent years. For those that came to the Park to learn and have fun, the weather was not a damper! For a full report on the weekend’s activities, see the October Knobs and Knolls newsletter! Wildlife Weekend in Photos […]

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