First day hikes
Start your New Year off with a hike at a nearby national park on Sunday, Jan. 1.
Ranger Jesse will lead an easy 1.5-mile hike along the Tennessee River at Booker T. Washington State Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ranger Matt will lead an easy one-mile hike at Harrison Bay State Park, 11:30 a.m.
Ranger Jordan will lead a moderately strenuous hike on the Cumberland Trail State Park beginning at Baker Camp Trailhead, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ranger Logan will lead an easy hike and interpretive tour around the council grounds at Red Clay State Park beginning, 2 p.m.
Cloudland Canyon State Park will offer a moderately strenuous four-mile hike on the Can’t Hardly Trail, 10 a.m.
Ranger Angelo with the Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park will guide a short hike and wildlife interpretation along with storytelling around a campfire, 6-9 p.m.
Ranger Jessie will lead a strenuous 5.5-mile hike of the Savage Falls Day Loop Hike in the South Cumberland State Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CST.
For more information, visit www.stateparks.org/initiatives-special-programs/first-day-hikes.
Form-Based Code open house
The Downtown Form-Based Code (FBC) went into effect on July 5, 2016. As the code nears the six-month mark, the City is seeking feedback from the community. To this end, the Regional Planning Agency will host a Form-Based Code open house on Thursday, Jan. 26, 1-7 p.m. at the Development Resource Center (1250 Market St.). The public is invited to attend.