Park & Greenway Closure Plan for Fall Deer Hunts

October 14, 2016

Haw Ridge Park, North Boundary Greenway and Gallaher Bend Greenway will be closed periodically for Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area managed quota hunts this fall.  

The closure on Haw Ridge includes the portion of Melton Lake Greenway adjacent to the park, from the lake to the parking lot on Edgemoor Road.

The hunts, which are open only to those pre-selected in a Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) quota drawing, will take place on the following dates:

  • October 29 – 30 (Sat-Sun)
  • November 12 – 13 (Sat-Sun)
  • December 10 – 11 (Sat-Sun) 
Additionally, these areas will be closed for scout days on October 22, November 5 and December 3. Anyone who does not possess a quota hunt permit is asked to stay out of these areas on the hunt dates and from 7am to 4:30pm on scout dates.  

Signs will be posted in the affected areas to notify the public of the closure. Oak Ridge Police Department officers will also assist in keeping non-hunters off the greenways on the morning of each hunt.  

For additional information, contact the Recreation and Parks Department at (865) 425-3450 or Aubrey Deck with TWRA at (865) 576-2380.