Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Discuss the Special Olympics, Park Additions, New Pickle Ball and Tennis Courts, Summer Camps and Signups

Feb 27, 2024 at 09:00 am by WGNS News

In the latest episode of the Action Line Podcast, WGNS host Scott Walker delves into the exciting developments within Murfreesboro's Parks and Recreation department. Joined by Assistant Parks and Rec. Directors Thomas Laird and Rachel Singer, along with Marketing Coordinator Lynn Caldwell, the conversation covers a range of topics aimed at showcasing the city's vibrant recreational offerings.

One of the highlights of the discussion is the Murfreesboro Greenway, a meandering paved trail beloved by locals and visitors alike. As the hosts reveal, this scenic pathway provides not only a picturesque stroll along the Stones River but also offers glimpses of diverse bird species and, if you're lucky, the occasional owl sighting.

Another exciting project in the works is the construction of a new skate park and BMX pump track at Old Fort Park. This initiative aims to cater to the city's thriving skateboarding and BMX community, providing them with state-of-the-art facilities for their recreational pursuits.

Assistant Director Laird sheds light on the popularity of adult basketball and softball leagues, underscoring the department's commitment to offering recreational opportunities for residents of all ages.

A particularly noteworthy collaboration discussed by Assistant Director Singer is the partnership between the parks department and the Stones River Battlefield. Following the City's acquisition of a 42-acre property from the American Battlefield Trust, the local parks department is working closely with the National Park Service to align the layout of the future city park with the historic Stones River Battlefield property.

Overall, the episode offers listeners a glimpse into the exciting developments shaping Murfreesboro's recreational landscape, highlighting the city's commitment to providing accessible and enriching leisure activities for its residents.