As I continue in my quest to rediscover my hometown, I visited a location that I had not been to regularly since my childhood. Fletcher Park was one of my favorite places to visit when I was little! My babysitter would often take me and her two Labradors to the park to walk and play. It was a favorite activity to look forward to, and I think the dogs looked forward to going also! Fletcher Park is a gem in our town and worth a visit!

Located not far from I-75 at exit 25 in Cleveland, Tennessee on Tennessee Nursery Road, sits Fletcher Park. This park is a great place to hike and enjoy nature. It is beautiful and ideal for families or individuals to enjoy time outdoors. This quiet park, off the beaten path, provides a delightful location for an outdoor adventure. Here, one will find a wonderful park with running water, open land, and accessible trails to ensure a beautiful and peaceful walk for all, even our furry friends!

My mom and I took our German Shepherd to the park recently. It was a great moment to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and to spend time with my mom and our dog. We both appreciated some peaceful time away for conversation and being together.

One unique feature in this park is a 100-year-old spring house that still stands today! A small path leads down to observe the remains. It is muddy, but really intriguing to explore!

Fletcher Park is also a great location to bring friends, family, and even pets for not only walking and biking, but for having gatherings of many types! A pavilion with picnic tables is available for use near the main parking area.

I am glad that I have rediscovered this amazing park in my hometown. My mom and I have plans of visiting again soon!

Emily Jackson, a senior at Lee University, in Cleveland, Tennessee. Emily was born in the area and is rediscovering her hometown and nearby attractions. She is completing an internship in the Tourism Development Division at the Bradley/Cleveland Chamber of Commerce.