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Boro Beach Opened for Swimming This Week in Murfreesboro
Boro Beach Opened for Swimming This Week in Murfreesboro

With the ring of school bells faded, laughs and screams at local public pools are growing.

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Coffee Marathon is BACK in Murfreesboro
Coffee Marathon is BACK in Murfreesboro

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...

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Greenway Trail in Murfreesboro is growing to Barfield Park
Greenway Trail in Murfreesboro is growing to Barfield Park

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...

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Kids frolicked in the water at Barfield Park
Kids frolicked in the water at 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

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Annual Murfreesboro Easter Egg Hunt a joy for all
Annual Murfreesboro Easter Egg Hunt a joy for all

Even adults got to relive childhood memories and get in on the action.

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Wildlife Painting Class was fun for all (Photos)
Wildlife Painting Class was fun for all (Photos)

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.

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Valentine Tea Party for kids (Photos of event)
Valentine Tea Party for kids (Photos of event)

Finger food's were the key to success at the recently held event at Cannonsburgh Village.

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Discussions of a new Murfreesboro park continue
Discussions of a new Murfreesboro park continue

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.

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Meeting about a new park in Murfreesboro to be held on Jan. 24th
Meeting about a new park in Murfreesboro to be held on Jan. 24th

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.

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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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Polar Bear Plunge is nearing for Murfreesboro residents
Polar Bear Plunge is nearing for Murfreesboro residents

The 15th annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place on January 7th at the outdoor SportsCom pool in Murfreesboro.

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A look at the Splash and Dash Pool Party from this past week
A look at the Splash and Dash Pool Party from this past week

Just because it's cold doesn't mean you can't jump into the water for a holiday pool party!

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Special Joint Meeting of City Council and Parks Commission Dec 5
Special Joint Meeting of City Council and Parks Commission Dec 5

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.

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Discussion of a new Blackman area park on agenda for Thursday
Discussion of a new Blackman area park on agenda for Thursday

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).

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Children had fun at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village Monday
Children had fun at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village Monday

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.

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McFadden Fall Festival
McFadden Fall Festival

The annual McFadden Fall Festival recently took place in Murfreesboro. The event is held each year at the McFadden Community Center on Bridge Avenue.

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1st Shot Fall Break Camp was Positive for Youth
1st Shot Fall Break Camp was Positive for Youth

The 1st Shot Fall Break Camp was held last week at Patterson Park Community Center as part of the Community Development program.

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Parks Cleaned by local Volunteers for National Land Day
Parks Cleaned by local Volunteers for National Land Day

The Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department participated in the National Land Day this past weekend.

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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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Did you know there is an Ultimate Frisbee League in Murfreesboro?
Did you know there is an Ultimate Frisbee League in Murfreesboro?

Ultimate Frisbee is a game where teams play against one another in hopes of getting the Frisbee over the opposing teams goal line.

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The Unofficial Triathlon in Murfreesboro
The Unofficial Triathlon in Murfreesboro

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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Property purchased in Blackman area for a new Murfreesboro park
Property purchased in Blackman area for a new Murfreesboro park

The City of Murfreesboro has officially purchased land for a future Blackman area city park. Mayor Shane McFarland stated...

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Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director to Retire Next Month
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director to Retire Next Month

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director Lanny Goodwin will retire. The longtime director will serve his last day with the parks on August 12, 2016.

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City of Murfreesboro will NOT buy the old YMCA property
City of Murfreesboro will NOT buy the old YMCA property

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...

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Patterson Park Summer Craft Fair and Jamboree  (Photos)
Patterson Park Summer Craft Fair and Jamboree (Photos)

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.

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"The Mural Project" unveiling at Patterson Park Community Center

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.

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It was Duck Day recently in Murfreesboro
It was Duck Day recently in Murfreesboro

Kids in Murfreesboro used microscopes to get a close look at various types of duck feathers at Murfreesboro Parks & Rec.

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THURSDAY: Specially Called Meeting to Discuss New Murfreesboro Park Location
THURSDAY: Specially Called Meeting to Discuss New Murfreesboro Park Location

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.

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A New Murfreesboro Park in the Blackman Community
A New Murfreesboro Park in the Blackman Community

Vice Mayor Doug Young said that 21 proposals were submitted by land owners and that list has now been narrowed to 5.

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Spring Break Fun this past week in Murfreesboro
Spring Break Fun this past week in Murfreesboro

The Wilderness Station was alive with activity during Spring Break this past week.

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Good Times: Parks and Rec Owl Wisdom Class
Good Times: Parks and Rec Owl Wisdom Class

The Owl Wisdom Class was a hit by all of those in attendance, even the parents learned a few new things about owls.

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Groundbreaking for New $2.2 Million Special Needs Baseball Complex in Murfreesboro
Groundbreaking for New $2.2 Million Special Needs Baseball Complex in Murfreesboro

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...

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A new park will likely be a part of Murfreesboro's future
A new park will likely be a part of Murfreesboro's future

The Council will review the recreation needs of Murfreesboro and identify potential locations for a proposed West Side park.

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Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Dept. recently held their 17th annual Fall Harvest Hayride
Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Dept. recently held their 17th annual Fall Harvest Hayride

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.

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Jedi Training took place in Murfreesboro
Jedi Training took place in Murfreesboro

The fitness class is for youngsters to have fun to the tune of the imaginary world of Star Wars.

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Mother Nature at the Wilderness Station
Mother Nature at the Wilderness Station

Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. celebrated Mother Nature at the Wilderness Station recently.

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Murfreesboro Volleyball was great this past summer
Murfreesboro Volleyball was great this past summer

Many of the youth in our community enjoyed the game of volleyball this past summer.

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Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. making a difference with children on stage
Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. making a difference with children on stage

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.

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Have you heard of the
Have you heard of the "Unofficial Triathlon" in Murfreesboro?

The Unofficial Triathlon program that runs each Tuesday in June and July has been exciting for the participants at Sports*Com in Murfreesboro.

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Your children can take a babysitting class in Murfreesboro
Your children can take a babysitting class in Murfreesboro

The class included certification in infant and child CPR, AED, first aid basics and child and babysitting safety.

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Open house for the new indoor tennis facility in Old Fort Park was packed
Open house for the new indoor tennis facility in Old Fort Park was packed

The Adams Tennis Complex held an open house Tuesday evening. The brand new facility is located in Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro.

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New parks in Murfreesboro will be attached to City School Campuses
New parks in Murfreesboro will be attached to City School Campuses

New parks in Murfreesboro will actually be a part of existing Murfreesboro City School campuses.

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Murfreesboro's smallest triathlon a success!
Murfreesboro's smallest triathlon a success!

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.

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Murfreesboro area soccer program teaches kids and parents the fundamentals
Murfreesboro area soccer program teaches kids and parents the fundamentals

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.

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USA Track and Field Future Stars State Track meet was in Murfreesboro
USA Track and Field Future Stars State Track meet was in Murfreesboro

The USA Track and Field Future Stars State Track meet hosted by the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department was a huge success.

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SPLASH OUT in Murfreesboro - Always fun for the kids
SPLASH OUT in Murfreesboro - Always fun for the kids

The great Splash Out was recently held at Siegel Park in Murfreesboro. The event is of great fun for children all over Rutherford County.

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Can you LIFT like a girl?
Can you LIFT like a girl?

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.

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Coleman Farm location withdrawn from options for Murfreesboro Public Safety Training Facility
Coleman Farm location withdrawn from options for Murfreesboro Public Safety Training Facility

"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."

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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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GOOD NEWS: Parks cleaned up in Murfreesboro by Volunteers
GOOD NEWS: Parks cleaned up in Murfreesboro by Volunteers

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.

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Sports*Com Remodel currently underway
Sports*Com Remodel currently underway

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.

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Student written and performed plays in Murfreesboro
Student written and performed plays in Murfreesboro

Participating child actors and actresses will be featured in five student written and directed plays. Each play will last for 10 minutes...

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Guns in parks despite local governments like Murfreesboro saying NO?
Guns in parks despite local governments like Murfreesboro saying NO?

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...

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Did you have a green day of fun on St. Patty's Day last week?
Did you have a green day of fun on St. Patty's Day last week?

Some Rutherford Countians took the festive holiday a little more serious than others. In fact, there was a St. Patrick's Day get away...

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Photos from a recent Winnie the Pooh play in Murfreesboro
Photos from a recent Winnie the Pooh play in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Parks & Rec's Sunshine Players production of Winnie the Pooh was a big hit with parents, grandparents and the community.

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Polar potatoes and domino games in Murfreesboro
Polar potatoes and domino games in Murfreesboro

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.

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Seniors partied down in Murfreesboro
Seniors partied down in Murfreesboro

St. Clair Senior Center held the Countdown to Noon Year Wednesday with their largest crowds ever to attend the annual event.

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Super Hero Training in Murfreesboro
Super Hero Training in Murfreesboro

Instructor Allison Davidson, right, and other participants in Superhero training class, chase each other around the room...

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Gladys Blanton Park Honors Retired School Crossing Guard
Gladys Blanton Park Honors Retired School Crossing Guard

The February Street Gladys Blanton mini-park and playground is nearly complete. In fact, the park will open in the near future.

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A Cheer-leading extravaganza in Murfreesboro this past Saturday
A Cheer-leading extravaganza in Murfreesboro this past Saturday

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Youth cheerleader exhibition was held at Siegel High School this past Saturday evening.

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The Spooky Splash in Murfreesboro was... SPOOKY!
The Spooky Splash in Murfreesboro was... SPOOKY!

Ever got scared in a swimming pool before? It could have happened if you attended the "Spooky Splash..."

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Wild Arts Day at the Wilderness Station - See the photos
Wild Arts Day at the Wilderness Station - See the photos

Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. held Wild Arts Day at the Wilderness Station located at Barfield Park recently. Visitors got to see art by animals...

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Construction of the New Gladys Blanton Park underway
Construction of the New Gladys Blanton Park underway

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...

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Explore the conflicting emotions of those in the Civil War located in Rutherford County
Explore the conflicting emotions of those in the Civil War located in Rutherford County

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...

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National Public Lands Day included lot's of local volunteers
National Public Lands Day included lot's of local volunteers

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.

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Start Smart program in Murfreesboro teaches the basics of organized sports without pressure of competition
Start Smart program in Murfreesboro teaches the basics of organized sports without pressure of competition

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.

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Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. Arts in the Park program
Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. Arts in the Park program

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...

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Check out these fun pictures of kids having a blast in Murfreesboro friends!
Check out these fun pictures of kids having a blast in Murfreesboro friends!

Fun, fun, fun... football, basketball and dodge ball! All sports that are exciting for our youth in Murfreesboro and beyond.

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Cheerleading, Basketball, Art, Football and MORE in Murfreesboro this summer!
Cheerleading, Basketball, Art, Football and MORE in Murfreesboro this summer!

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.

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National Parks locations in Murfreesboro and Tennessee are very popular
National Parks locations in Murfreesboro and Tennessee are very popular

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.

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Arts in the Park Day was held Thursday - Two more dates nearing
Arts in the Park Day was held Thursday - Two more dates nearing

These photos were captured in the Old Fort Park on Thursday during the "Arts in Park" day. 

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Frisbee, basketball and more - Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department
Frisbee, basketball and more - Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department

Check out these photos submitted by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department. 

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City of Murfreesboro Volleyball in FULL SWING
City of Murfreesboro Volleyball in FULL SWING

Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has captured a few slams on the court. 

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Here are pictures from the 4th of July Event at SportsCom and McKnight Park in Murfreesboro
Here are pictures from the 4th of July Event at SportsCom and McKnight Park in Murfreesboro

Check out all of these great photos from the fireworks event and concert at McKnight Park behind Sports Com in Murfreesboro. 

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Massive new Murfreesboro tennis complex to be finished by 2015.
Massive new Murfreesboro tennis complex to be finished by 2015.

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.

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Our friend Terry Womack officially said goodbye on Tuesday as she retired from the Parks Dept.
Our friend Terry Womack officially said goodbye on Tuesday as she retired from the Parks Dept.

After more than 28 years with the City of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department, Terry Ann Womack is retiring. 

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Sign up for Cheerleading TODAY
Sign up for Cheerleading TODAY

Murfreesboro Parks & Rec.Youth Cheerleading League signups are underway.

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This is great... Check out the pictures from the children's triathlon
This is great... Check out the pictures from the children's triathlon

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.

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Dance Camp was recently held in Murfreesboro - Check out these pictures!

Do you like dancing? These kids in Murfreesboro do... Well, most of them do. 

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Beach Day was at Barfield Park this past Friday...
Beach Day was at Barfield Park this past Friday...

Erin McKee adds some greenery to her sand castle during the Sand Castle building contest at Beach Day...

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Murfreesboro, TN has a real Beach for kids to build sand castles on? Sort of.
Murfreesboro, TN has a real Beach for kids to build sand castles on? Sort of.

Thomas Laird with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department told WGNS a beach party…

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Multiple renovation projects underway within the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department
Multiple renovation projects underway within the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation currently has several renovation projects underway.

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TN Firarms Assoc. Concerned with Governor Bill Haslam's Actions on
TN Firarms Assoc. Concerned with Governor Bill Haslam's Actions on "Guns-In-Parks" Bill

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.

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2014 Murfreesboro Basketball League in Full Swing Now
2014 Murfreesboro Basketball League in Full Swing Now

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...

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Blackman Area Could Receive New City Park, On Your Property?
Blackman Area Could Receive New City Park, On Your Property?
A new park operated by the City of Murfreesboro is in the planning stages, but an actual location for the new park is still up in the air. 
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Murfreesboro Football League Coach
Murfreesboro Football League Coach "Inspires Greatness in Others"
Murfreesboro Football League coach Kenneth Clark was recently recognized by Courtyard by Marriott/USA Football for someone who 'Inspires Greatness in Others'.
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EXCITING FOR THE KIDDOS! Football Bowl Game Time in Murfreesboro for the Little League'rs
EXCITING FOR THE KIDDOS! Football Bowl Game Time in Murfreesboro for the Little League'rs
"We started playing the games at Oakland High School before we moved to Siegel two years ago," said Gary Arbit, the commissioner of the league.
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Murfreesboro Parks are the Ideal Spot for your Summer Get-Together!

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has the ideal spot for your next summer get-together. 

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ALERT: Stolen Police Segway Has Yet to be Located in Murfreesboro
Honestly, it would be too tempting for a teen to not to take the Segway for a ride down the Greenway trail.
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