With the ring of school bells faded, laughs and screams at local public pools are growing.
The class was part of the continuing education type courses offered by the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department that allow for residents to have a creative outlet.
Finger food's were the key to success at the recently held event at Cannonsburgh Village.
Silly Grandpa, a.k.a. Michael Granda, performed for children, as well as adults on Saturday. The event was loved by children throughout the community.
Just because it's cold doesn't mean you can't jump into the water for a holiday pool party!
A special event for Veterans was held at Bradley Academy Historical and Cultural Center recently.
On Monday afternoon (10/31/2016), Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village was packed with Halloween costumed youngsters who enjoyed a variety of activities that were coordinated by the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.
The annual McFadden Fall Festival recently took place in Murfreesboro. The event is held each year at the McFadden Community Center on Bridge Avenue.
The 1st Shot Fall Break Camp was held last week at Patterson Park Community Center as part of the Community Development program.
The next step will be to open a new three mile Greenway in Walter Hill that follows along the river. The land is cleared and prepped for the trail now.
The camping area inside Barfield Crescent Park will soon be open. Wilderness Station spokesperson Rachel Singer told WGNS...
Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. held Wild Arts Day at the Wilderness Station located at Barfield Park this past Saturday (8/20/16).
Murfreesboro City Schools held their back to school blast this past Saturday. The event was at the Cannonsburgh Village.
Ultimate Frisbee is a game where teams play against one another in hopes of getting the Frisbee over the opposing teams goal line.
Arts in the Park was recently held in Murfreesboro. The event is put together by the Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. department.
The distance can vary from what is called a sprint to the iconic Ironman distance of 2.5 mile swim, 125 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run.
The Wisdom of the Elders event recently took place at Patterson Park Community Center.
Mark Vance and Matt Brian of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency recently lent a hand to educate students who are out for the summer about wildlife.
The Summer Arts Jam was held at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza this past Wednesday.
The Patterson Park Summer Craft Fair and Jamboree recently took place in Murfreesboro. This festival was a chance for local artist to display their artistic talent.
Several sketches based on their ideas were presented, a final image approved and then the process of transferring it to the wall and then painting it.
Have you seen a lot of sand at the Murfreesboro Barfield Park in recent days? There is a reason for that...
Kids in Murfreesboro used microscopes to get a close look at various types of duck feathers at Murfreesboro Parks & Rec.
The 40th Annual Pioneer Days was held at Cannonsburgh Village this past weekend in Murfreesboro.
A fun St. Patrick's Day event was held recently at the Patterson Park Community Center.
Those in attendance at the February Pot Luck supper event at the St. Clair Senior Center had a blast. These are a few photos from the dinner.
The Owl Wisdom Class was a hit by all of those in attendance, even the parents learned a few new things about owls.
The Polar Bear Potato Bar event was recently held at the St. Clair Sr. Center in Murfreesboro.
Area coaches held a basketball Clinic this month at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.
Local children got a day of pampering and learned about the need to be a lady.
Roasting marshmallows and eating s'mores around a campfire was part of the 17th annual Fall Harvest Hayride event at the John Bragg Trailhead in Murfreesboro.
A special Murfreesboro Closed Tennis tournament was recently held at Old Fort Park.
The fitness class is for youngsters to have fun to the tune of the imaginary world of Star Wars.
The Parks & Rec. Youth Development Program from Patterson Park Community Center recently took on a motivational ropes course.
Many of the youth in our community enjoyed the game of volleyball this past summer.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department is making a difference in the lives of children on the stage, which allows kids to feel more confident in school.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department is full of fun activities for families in our community, as captured by Jim Davis.
The Unofficial Triathlon program that runs each Tuesday in June and July has been exciting for the participants at Sports*Com in Murfreesboro.
These are photos from the 3rd Friday concert series, thanks to Jim Davis with the Parks Department.
The new $5.8 million complex covers a footprint of 70,000 square feet at 925 Golf Lane and represents the latest partnership between the City of Murfreesboro, MTSU and the nonprofit Christy-Houston Foundation.
The St. Clair Senior Center dance that was recently held was a smashing success. Seniors had a blast, according to several who attended.
The Adams Tennis Complex held an open house Tuesday evening. The brand new facility is located in Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro.
There was recently a month long Boot Camp held at Gateway Island in Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro's smallest triathlon was held recently with children from the ages of 2-6 years old participating in the event that consisted of a run, biking along the greenway and finally swimming [actually making a dash through sprinklers to the finish line at Kids Castle.
The program teaches a variety of soccer skills including kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw-ins and agility - All without a threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt.
The USA Track and Field Future Stars State Track meet hosted by the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department was a huge success.
A second meet will be hosted on Saturday which will have kids from Rutherford, Hamilton and Davidson counties. The qualifiers from that will go on to the Nationals in Texas.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has offered adult softball for over 30 years for both spring and fall seasons. Teams played 14 regular season games this year.
Good news friends, the Boro Beach at Sports*Com is now OPEN!
The TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event featuring the state's top athletes, got underway on Tuesday in Rutherford County.
Battlefield Park Day was recently held in Murfreesboro and volunteers participated in a clean-up project at Old Fort Park and Barfield Park in Murfreesboro. The clean-up day was on Saturday. Volunteers also helped along Lytle Creek behind Cannonsburgh.
Participating child actors and actresses will be featured in five student written and directed plays. Each play will last for 10 minutes...
Some Rutherford Countians took the festive holiday a little more serious than others. In fact, there was a St. Patrick's Day get away...
The group hiked two and half miles to the backcountry campsite to have all things chocolate. Hot chocolate, freshly cooked S'more's and more.
Salads, desserts and various potato toppings, along with other food items, had those in attendance lining up on both sides the food tables to fill their plates.
The class learned of Monet's vision problems later in life when he could only see the color blue. Wearing blue-tinted glasses, the class found out how different and difficult it was to paint with the disability that Monet had.
An outdoor fire was also available to toast marshmallows to their liking. It was fun for all ages.
Dressed in Valentine Day attire, the participants enjoyed refreshments, created a themed craft project and each received a bag of Valentine Day related gifts at the close of the event.
It was a full house at the Wilderness Station at Barfield Park for their annual Ground Hog Day celebration recently.
It was a Frozen Tea Party at Patterson Park Community Center for girls 3-10 years old this past Saturday afternoon...
St. Clair Senior Center held the Countdown to Noon Year Wednesday with their largest crowds ever to attend the annual event.
The Murfreesboro Youth Basketball League recently held a coaches meeting and training session for the upcoming season.
The winter dance at the St. Clair St. Senior Center was recently held in Murfreesboro.
Instructor Allison Davidson, right, and other participants in Superhero training class, chase each other around the room...
Harvest Days was recently held at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro...
Abigail Blythe played in the senior division of the MYFL, she was chosen captain of her team, the Titans, for the 2014 season. She was also a starter on both offense and defense.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Youth cheerleader exhibition was held at Siegel High School this past Saturday evening.
Ever got scared in a swimming pool before? It could have happened if you attended the "Spooky Splash..."
We are told that they should be complete by early 2015.
Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. held Wild Arts Day at the Wilderness Station located at Barfield Park recently. Visitors got to see art by animals...
We recently told you about the City of Murfreesboro deciding to rename the West View Mini-Park to the Gladys Blanton Park. City Manager Rob Lyons stated...
The Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. Sunshine Players continue to produce excellent plays. These pictures are from the production of Jack and the Beanstalk.
It was National Public Lands Day Saturday and volunteers help clear out some invasive plants and pick up litter at Old Fort Park and near the Greenway.
If you did not go to the Nashville Crafts Fair this past weekend, then perhaps you went to the crafts fair that took place in Murfreesboro.
This past weekend in Murfreesboro, puppies took over the SportsCom outdoor pool.
These end of summer photos were taken by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Department.
Triathlon's are a combination of swimming, biking and running. The distance can vary from what is called a sprint to the iconic Ironman distance of 2.5 mile swim, 125 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run.
These photos were taken during Tot Time at the Sports*Com outdoor pool called The Boro Beach.
The philosophy of Start Smart is to teach children and their parents the basics of organized baseball and softball without a fear of getting hurt and with no pressure of competition.
The 2014 Tryboro Kids Triathlon was held at Sports*Com this past weekend. The heat did not stop the early morning participants.
The 68th annual Murfreesboro City Tennis Tournament was held on Tuesday at Old Fort Park. These are a few pictures from the event.
Fun, fun, fun... football, basketball and dodge ball! All sports that are exciting for our youth in Murfreesboro and beyond.
Walks along the Barfield Park Wilderness Trail, watching the river flow, and taking a peek at a snake inside the Wilderness Station all helped local students become better writers.
New camps were offered in Murfreesboro this summer. One of the new camps on the every growing list was Wildlife Camp.
After a six month renovation project was completed at the McFadden Community Center at 211 Bridge Avenue, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department held a remodel reopening.
Sunny days and pleasant nights with no rain in the forecast are bringing record crowds to the 37th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village on Front Street in Murfreesboro.
These photos were captured in the Old Fort Park on Thursday during the "Arts in Park" day.
Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has captured a few slams on the court.
Check out all of these great photos from the fireworks event and concert at McKnight Park behind Sports Com in Murfreesboro.
Youngsters of all ages enjoyed the Stones River recently during a Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Dept. Boat Day.
These photos are from the 2014 State Hershey Track and Field games held at Riverdale High School.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation's Splash Out was held this past week at the Siegel Neighborhood Park.
The Daughter and Daddy Tea that was held at Patterson Community Center this past Saturday in celebration of Father's Day was a big hit.
On Saturday, the Small Fry Tri that was held at Old Fort Park. For those of you who are not familiar with the annual Small Fry Tri, it is a race for kids ages 2 through 6 years old.
Do you like dancing? These kids in Murfreesboro do... Well, most of them do.
(MURFREESBORO) - You should have seen everyone checking out the turtles at the Wilderness station in Barfield Park!
Erin McKee adds some greenery to her sand castle during the Sand Castle building contest at Beach Day...
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Dept. has introduced a new program to their already long list of year round activities for the residents of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
Basketball scores for the City of Murfreesboro teams, week 6. Ages 7 through 15...
2014 Murfreesboro Basketball League Week two scores have been released. WGNS has the update below...
The Murfreesboro Basketball League tipped off their 2014 season last weekend. Playing at seven different locations throughout the city, age divisions from five to fifteen made up of boys and girls have taken to the hardwood...
Katrina Harris, left fielder of the St. Rose women's softball team, makes a leaping catch during an Adult Women's Softball League game at StarPlex. Photo by Jim Davis/Murfreesboro Parks & Rec.
Jarrett Spinnato of the Texans brings down the Eagles Twezzy Eaddy in the 7-8 year old division of the Murfreesboro Football League. Photo by Jim Davis/Murfreesboro Parks & Rec.
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