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   City of Jackson Recreation & Parks: Cypress Grove Classes

      NOTICE...Effective April 22,2016
  Cypress Grove Nature Park is now open at regular hours.

 please call Sandy MacDiarmid at 731-425-8316, or email  before your planned visit to check on the current status at the park.

Effective March 13, 2016:  Cypress Grove will be operating on Spring/Summer hours;  closing daily at 7:00 pm

Daily hours: 8:00 am until dusk; open 7 days a week. 

* Pet Owners Please Note: 
Pets are not allowed on the boardwalk at Cypress Grove Nature Park. 
They are welcome on leash in any grassy or wooded areas off the boardwalk.


Cypress Grove is a preserve for indigenous wildlife, waterfowl, plants and trees. Just minutes from downtown Jackson and easily accessible from Interstate 40, the Park annually attracts tens of thousands of visitors. It offers over a mile of winding, elevated boardwalk through a cypress forest. The Park’s features include: Rockwell Observation Tower, 25 acre Wood Duck Lake, Killdeer Pond, and the Aerie Trail Raptor Center.



A sanctuary for injured hawks, eagles, owls and other birds of prey, the Raptor Center is also an educational facility. The Park regularly offers educational classes and programs on nature, wildlife and ecology.

In addition to education and preservation, Cypress Grove Nature Park is a favorite location to walk, fish or simply enjoy the serenity of the cypress forest. Gazebos and benches along the walkway provide quiet spots to rest and observe nature. Visitors may spot ducks, heron, beaver, deer or any of the waterfowl or wildlife that make the park their home.

Cypress Grove Nature Park is located on West Airways Blvd. (Hwy. 70 west) in Jackson, TN and is open seven days a week, 7:30am until dusk. Facilities include a picnic pavilion and restrooms. Group tours are available by appointment. Admission to the park is free.

Contact us: 731-425-8316 (Mon-Fri)

or e-mail:

Links and Downloads:

Cypress Grove Nature Park Brochure

Map of the park and driving directions

Friends of Cypress Grove


Nature News




To Register for programs at Cypress Grove, click on "Activities" , then "Classes and Programs".

Note: Advance reservations are required for ALL Cypress Grove programs & classes. Deadline for registration is generally three days before the event. If a minimum number of participants have not registered by the deadline, the program may be canceled.








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