MUSCLE SHOALS – The Rockpile recreation area on the TVA Reservation will reopen on Thursday, October 17 when the public can begin using the park. Heavy February rains severely damaged the recreation area causing closure for the summer. TVA crews worked hard to repair the damage and restore the area.

Repairs have been made to the playground, along with new restrooms, and the courtesy pier.

TVA’s River Forecast Center estimates about $1.6 billion in flood damages were averted while the Tennessee River swelled due to the wettest February in recorded history.