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April 13, 2024

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Smyrna’s Annual Boat Day Returns June 18

If you want to have a boat-load of fun while learning the importance of clean water, join the community for the 14th annual Boat Day!

The Town of Smyrna is hosting its annual Boat Day, Waterfest this Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Jefferson Springs Recreation Area.

Featuring free kayak and canoe rides for all ages, this is a family-friendly event to educate the community on the importance of water quality and boat safety. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center staff will be on-hand providing instruction on operating the canoes and kayaks, as well as information about their Paddle Adventures Program. Stones River Watershed Association and Rutherford County Planning and Engineering Department will provide hands-on activities for children.

This Is Smyrna, TN: Boat Day & Waterfest Service Project

Boat Day Waterfest is made possible by partnerships with Academy Sports and Outdoors, Smyrna Rotary Club, Smyrna Fire Department, Smyrna Police Department, Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, Smyrna Streets Department, Smyrna Water Treatment Plant, Stones River Watershed Association, and US Army Corps of Engineers.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to host Boat Day this summer,” shared Smyrna Town Manager Brian D. Hercules. “This is a free, family-friendly event that combines education and recreational opportunities the entire family will enjoy.”

Jefferson Springs Recreation Area is located on Jefferson Pike; turn left just before crossing the Jefferson Pike Bridge on the way to I-840. Directional signage will be present on Jefferson Pike and in the Recreation Area.

For more information, visit the Town of Smyrna website here.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.