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Angela Jackson, the new Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department Director
Angela Jackson, the new Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department Director

City Manager Rob Lyons has named Angela Jackson as Director of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department.

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Wild Arts Day was Fun for All in Murfreesboro
Wild Arts Day was Fun for All in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. held Wild Arts Day at the Wilderness Station located at Barfield Park this past Saturday (8/20/16).

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Murfreesboro's Celebration Under the Stars...and fireworks!
Murfreesboro's Celebration Under the Stars...and fireworks!

The City of Murfreesboro's "Celebration Under the Stars" will be held at McKnight Park on Monday, July 4. The day's activities begin at the outdoor pool at Sports*Com at 10a.m. with a pool party and wrap up with fireworks!

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Murfreesboro Explorer Camp
Murfreesboro Explorer Camp

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.

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The Coffee Marathon in Murfreesboro, all 26.2 miles of it
The Coffee Marathon in Murfreesboro, all 26.2 miles of it

The 2016 Coffee Marathon is underway in Murfreesboro. Nate Williams with the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Department told WGNS NEWS...

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The Polar Bear Potato Bar was a big hit in Murfreesboro
The Polar Bear Potato Bar was a big hit in Murfreesboro

The Polar Bear Potato Bar event was recently held at the St. Clair Sr. Center in Murfreesboro.

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Princess training in Murfreesboro went well
Princess training in Murfreesboro went well

Local children got a day of pampering and learned about the need to be a lady.

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The Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Concert Series in the Parks continues
The Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Concert Series in the Parks continues

These are photos from the 3rd Friday concert series, thanks to Jim Davis with the Parks Department.

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Photos from the Gladys Blanton Park renovation and dedication service
Photos from the Gladys Blanton Park renovation and dedication service

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.

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Local home school students participate in art class in Murfreesboro
Local home school students participate in art class in Murfreesboro

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.

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SportsCom remodel in Murfreesboro will equal a closed for business sign soon
SportsCom remodel in Murfreesboro will equal a closed for business sign soon

Sports*Com, located at 2310 Memorial Blvd., will be closing during the months of March and April to complete interior renovations and expansion of the facility. The scheduled re-opening is anticipated for May 1, 2015.

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Girls playing football in Murfreesboro and loving it!
Girls playing football in Murfreesboro and loving it!

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.

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Monday (Labor Day) was last swim day at Boro Beach (Sports*Com) in Murfreesboro
Monday (Labor Day) was last swim day at Boro Beach (Sports*Com) in Murfreesboro

These end of summer photos were taken by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Department.

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The Unofficial Triathlon series at Sports*Com
The Unofficial Triathlon series at Sports*Com

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.

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Nature Camp photos - Camp by Murfreesboro Parks and Rec.
Nature Camp photos - Camp by Murfreesboro Parks and Rec.

A spider has been captured by a camper at Nature Camp for study as participants in the Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. sponsored week long camp...

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McFadden Community Center enjoys a reopening party after a massive face-lift
McFadden Community Center enjoys a reopening party after a massive face-lift

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.

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Murfreesboro Recognizes Special Employee
Murfreesboro Recognizes Special Employee
This fall, the City received a nomination on Phillips from an out-of-town patron, Ms. Henke, who called the City to recognize Phillips for going above and beyond the call of duty for returning her daughter’s class ring.
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