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The Cardboard Boat Regatta is back on for 2021. Start making your boats now for this exciting race on the South Lake at Discovery Park. Boats can only be made out of cardboard and duct tape – nothing more! This a great summer event for all participants and guests of the park to enjoy. Races begin at 11 a.m.

Looking for a fun team project for your STEM/STEAM clubs? This is a great way to sharpen skills in building and designing boats for the ultimate test in the waters. Free cardboard is available to be picked up at Discovery Park. Just call our grounds department at 731-885-5455 to schedule a time for pickup.

More details will be announced closer to date.

Need inspiration? Check out this video from a few years ago and a list of Do’s and Dont’s to consider while building your boat.

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Cardboard Boat Regatta

830 Everett Blvd.
Union City, TN 38261

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Admission Rates
Adult $16.95; Child $12.95; 3 and under, free
Hours Open
Low Season:
August – May
Open weekdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Open Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

High Season:
June – July
Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours of operation are subject to change.
Payment Methods Accepted
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
Discounts Offered
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • AARP Discount
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • AAA Discount

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