THPRD was formed in 1955 by Elsie Stuhr
THPRD covers approximately 50 square miles and serves 250,000 residents.
THPRD has an annual operating budget of over $60M.
THPRD has 99 parks, with only three off-leash dog parks.
THPRD has 6 recreation centers, and 2 nature parks.
THPRD has hundreds of fields and indoor and outdoor courts.