City parks facilities, like the 'Boro Beach and Sports*Com, are popular destinations during the summer.
Recently, a group from Nashville was turned away from 'Boro Beach because it was full. The group's director alleged it could have been because of their race.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland tells NewsRadio WGNS it's the park's policy for large groups to call ahead to make sure they can be accommodated. But he adds it presents a larger problem of the city's residents, who pay for the park and its operation, who can't even get in:
McFarland says one of the biggest assets of facilities such as 'Boro Beach is to be able to create tourism dollars for the city. But he says we have to weigh that with how they're equitable with the residents of Murfreesboro.