About the Playground
Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground
Darrell’s Dream, a Boundless Playground, is a unique play area that provides fun and learning opportunities for children of all ages and all abilities. It is a three-acre complex.
A partnership effort between community volunteers, corporate sponsors and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Darrell’s Dream provides hours of fun for children with and without disabilities and their entire families.
Special features include universally accessible playground equipment and surfaces, a walking trail accessible by the blind, a tree house, a sand play area, an environmental maze with interactive play stations, an amphitheater, a picnic pavilion, specially designed restroom facilities, and pedestrian bridge. All of this and more in a beautiful natural lakeside setting inside the most visited state park in Tennessee.
There is no admission charge.
Charter Communications Pavilion
Eastman A-MAZE-ing Play Area
Food City Ed and Eva Moore Tots Play Area
This area is especially designed for children ages 2-5. Play equipment helps with the development of physical skills and intellectual concepts in this age appropriate space. Children can do the things they love to do over and over again: slide, teeter-totter, and swing, all in a soft-landing surface area. Click images to expand and enlarge.
Mountain State Health Alliance Adventure Island
Speedway Children’s Charities Sand Island
You don’t have to sit down to play in this sand box that challenges the imagination of children. It’s designed to allow wheelchairs to roll right up to the table. Manipulative play with natural elements like sand gives children of all abilities the opportunity to experiment and learning how things work and relate to each other. Click images to expand and enlarge.
The Lions Narnia™ Braille Trail
The Anderson Tree House and Interactive Wildlife Walk
Sponsored by Sam and DeLois Anderson, this destination will thrill children of all ages as they play among the treetops in a state-of-the-art tree house. On the trail leading to the tree house, children will learn about The Great Warriors’ Path and learn to be a great warrior. And they will learn more about the native wildlife that makes their home amongst the trees and grounds at Warriors’ Path State Park. The Interactive Wildlife Walk is also equipped with large print Braille signs. Click images to expand and enlarge.
The Palmer Center Foundation Amphitheater
This unique feature is a great meeting and teaching place. Seating 120 people in a semi-circular arrangement facing a 16 ft. x 24 ft. stage, the amphitheater is designed for that certain teaching moment, for entertainment purposes, for arts and crafts, or for taking a few moments and relaxing in the mountains. Click images to expand and enlarge.