While COVID-19 is spreading and people are isolating themselves, the parks are still open and they're a great place for social distancing...
With the ring of school bells faded, laughs and screams at local public pools are growing.
Get your coffee and your exercise! The Coffee Marathon is back in Murfreesboro. Jennifer Joines with the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Department told WGNS News...
Melinda Tate with the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department said that we will have to wait just a little longer for the trail to connect with Barfield Park...
Splash Out at Barfield Park took place on Thursday (July 6, 2017). The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department was on hand to hose down
Even adults got to relive childhood memories and get in on the action.
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.
The Murfreesboro City Council and the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Commission will meet in a Special Joint Meeting Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, to discuss preliminary concept plans for development of the West Park.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to an open house to discuss the proposed West Park on a 123-acre parcel of land bordered by Blackman Road, Burnt Knob Road, Veterans Parkway, and I-840 in the Blackman area known as the McDonald Farm property.
City Manager Rob Lyons has named Angela Jackson as Director of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department.
The 15th annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place on January 7th at the outdoor SportsCom pool in Murfreesboro.
Just because it's cold doesn't mean you can't jump into the water for a holiday pool party!
The Murfreesboro City Council and the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Commission will meet in a Special Joint Meeting Monday, December 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, for the purpose of discussing issues related to the planned West Park in Murfreesboro.
The Murfreesboro City Council and the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Commission will meet in a Special Joint Meeting Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, for the purpose of discussing issues related to the planned West Park in Murfreesboro (Blackman area).
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 Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department participated in the National Land Day this past weekend.
Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. held Wild Arts Day at the Wilderness Station located at Barfield Park this past Saturday (8/20/16).
Ultimate Frisbee is a game where teams play against one another in hopes of getting the Frisbee over the opposing teams goal line.
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 City of Murfreesboro has officially purchased land for a future Blackman area city park. Mayor Shane McFarland stated...
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director Lanny Goodwin will retire. The longtime director will serve his last day with the parks on August 12, 2016.
The City of Murfreesboro will not be purchasing the closed down YMCA property on Thompson Lane near the Old Fort Parkway intersection as rumored. Mayor Shane McFarland told WGNS...
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.
Kids in Murfreesboro used microscopes to get a close look at various types of duck feathers at Murfreesboro Parks & Rec.
The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss issues relating to the selection and purchase of property for a new park on the West side of Murfreesboro.
Vice Mayor Doug Young said that 21 proposals were submitted by land owners and that list has now been narrowed to 5.
The Wilderness Station was alive with activity during Spring Break this past week.
The Owl Wisdom Class was a hit by all of those in attendance, even the parents learned a few new things about owls.
During the groundbreaking ceremony, Architectural & Engineering consultant Lose and Associates will provide details at a noon luncheon on proposed design and layout of the new $2.2 million complex...
The Council will review the recreation needs of Murfreesboro and identify potential locations for a proposed West Side park.
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.
The fitness class is for youngsters to have fun to the tune of the imaginary world of Star Wars.
Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. celebrated Mother Nature at the Wilderness Station recently.
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 Unofficial Triathlon program that runs each Tuesday in June and July has been exciting for the participants at Sports*Com in Murfreesboro.
The class included certification in infant and child CPR, AED, first aid basics and child and babysitting safety.
The Adams Tennis Complex held an open house Tuesday evening. The brand new facility is located in Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro.
New parks in Murfreesboro will actually be a part of existing Murfreesboro City School campuses.
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.
The great Splash Out was recently held at Siegel Park in Murfreesboro. The event is of great fun for children all over Rutherford County.
Lifting like a girl in not necessarily a bad thing. The Lift Like a Girl class at Patterson Park Community Center works to increase the efficiency of your workout by incorporating power lifts while empowering yourself at the same time.
"The voice of the people in and around the Liberty Valley subdivision was loud and clear," said Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley. "Regardless of whether a firing range were located on the property, neighborhood residents do not want a police and fire training center nearby."
The Gladys Blanton Park renovation project was funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). The newly renovated park, on 1.4 acres in Franklin Heights, includes play features, landscaping and a small walking trail.
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.
The redesign of the lobby at the Sports*Com in Murfreesboro continues. The building is operated and maintained by the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.
Participating child actors and actresses will be featured in five student written and directed plays. Each play will last for 10 minutes...
Legislation that would strip local governments of the power to ban guns in public parks is advancing in the Legislature despite concerns from the governor. In 2009 the Murfreesboro City Council...
Some Rutherford Countians took the festive holiday a little more serious than others. In fact, there was a St. Patrick's Day get away...
Murfreesboro Parks & Rec's Sunshine Players production of Winnie the Pooh was a big hit with parents, grandparents and the community.
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.
St. Clair Senior Center held the Countdown to Noon Year Wednesday with their largest crowds ever to attend the annual event.
Instructor Allison Davidson, right, and other participants in Superhero training class, chase each other around the room...
The February Street Gladys Blanton mini-park and playground is nearly complete. In fact, the park will open in the near future.
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..."
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...
October 18th: Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Murfreesboro by exploring the conflicting emotions of Southerners at the outset of the conflict...
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.
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.
You have to love all of the kids photos we have been adding to the website lately. It is so neat to watch the children in our community learning new things. These are photos from the Murfreesboro Arts in the Park program...
Fun, fun, fun... football, basketball and dodge ball! All sports that are exciting for our youth in Murfreesboro and beyond.
Creative Art Camp and Cheerleading Camp were both big success stories for the City of Murfreesboro this year. The camps were organized by the Parks and Recreation Department.
They are some of Tennessee’s most pristine areas, and a new study shows National Parks are not just great places to spend the day but also major drivers of the local economy.
These photos were captured in the Old Fort Park on Thursday during the "Arts in Park" day.
Check out these photos submitted by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.
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.
The City of Murfreesboro is partnering with MTSU and the Christy Houston Foundation on the new $5.8 million dollar indoor tennis facility at Old Fort Park adjacent to the 16-court outdoor complex.
After more than 28 years with the City of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department, Terry Ann Womack is retiring.
Murfreesboro Parks & Rec.Youth Cheerleading League signups are underway.
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.
Erin McKee adds some greenery to her sand castle during the Sand Castle building contest at Beach Day...
Thomas Laird with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department told WGNS a beach party…
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation currently has several renovation projects underway.
The Tennessee Firearms Association today expressed disappointment in Governor Haslam's continuing anti-Second Amendment rhetoric regarding the upcoming guns-in-parks bill pending in the Tennessee Legislature.
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...
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has the ideal spot for your next summer get-together.
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