Yanahli Park

Client: Maury County, Tennessee

Equinox, hired by Maury County, developed a master plan for a 476-acre property in south-central Tennessee adjacent to the Yanahli Wildlife Management Area. The county’s intent is to turn this property into a regional eco-tourism destination. This site will contain a nature center and nature based magnet school, a river access day use area,  camping, an extensive trail network, boat and fishing access, as well as other features. The proposed Yanahli Park sits on the Duck River, one of the most bio-diverse rivers in the United States, and the area is also rich with archaeological and natural resources.

Key to the success of this project was the integration of input from partner organizations into the master plan. The planning process, led by Equinox, included intensive stakeholder engagement through a week-long charrette, with focus groups, stakeholder input, and a public open house. Partners included non-profits like the Nature Conservancy, a regional water commission, the State of Tennessee, and many others.  The master plan identifies opportunities and constraints for the site and the vision, goals and program identified by the stakeholders.

Ecological Assessments  |  Land Planning  |  Land Use Planning  |  Natural Resource Inventories & Assessments  |  Open Space & Park Planning  |  Outdoor Recreation Planning  |  Partnership and Capacity Building  |  Stream & Wetland Delineations & Assessments  |  Stream and Wetland Assessment  |  Sustainable Site Planning