Murfreesboro Approves Middle Tennessee Electric Land Swap - Closing Date of Dec. 30, 2022

Jun 29, 2022 at 07:47 am by WGNS

Middle Tennessee Electric and the City of Murfreesboro look to be moving forward with a proposed land exchange, allowing the utility provider to be closer to I-840. This will.... Read More

Activities: Urban Air Adventure Park Opens in Murfreesboro

May 09, 2022 at 07:39 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – This past Saturday, Urban Air Murfreesboro held their grand opening.Urban Air Murfreesboro has more than 30,000 square feet of space where kids of.... Read More

City of Murfreesboro / Middle Tennessee Electric Land Swap still under review - Could potentially equal new park and a new MTE Headquarters

Mar 22, 2022 at 10:18 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – The City of Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) continue to examine the idea of a land swap. The trade would consist of the electric pro.... Read More

TDEC and TennGreen Acquire 5 Acres at Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Mar 08, 2022 at 10:27 am by WGNS

In nearby Wilson County and off of Highway 231 North, reports from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with TennGreen Land Conserva.... Read More

Tennessee State Parks Had $2.1 Billion Economic Impact in 2021

Mar 07, 2022 at 03:07 pm by WGNS

Tennessee State Parks had an economic impact of $2.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2021, as the parks posted 38.5 million visits, according to a report done for the Tennessee Departm.... Read More

New Indoor Soccer Facility to Likely Open in June of 2022

Feb 22, 2022 at 11:43 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro Parks and Rec continue to build an indoor soccer facility in the northern portion of Rutherford County near the York VA Medical Center. The new structure is in th.... Read More
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New Year's Day 5K was held in Barfield Crescent Park on Saturday (Photos and More)

Jan 01, 2022 at 12:47 pm by WGNS

The 6th annual New Year's Day 5K took place at Barfield Crescent Park on Saturday. The overall first place winner was Danniel Smith...Coming in second was Kylie Wittman.The 3..... Read More

New Year's Day 5K in Barfield Park

Dec 29, 2021 at 09:22 am by WGNS

The annual New Year’s Day 5K is back for another round this year in  Murfreesboro…Parks Assistant Director Rachel Singer said the 5K will be on paved trails.... Read More

More Details on Potential Land Swap Between the City of Murfreesboro and Electric Provider

Dec 21, 2021 at 07:38 am by WGNS

Land that is currently owned by Middle Tennessee Electric on Veterans Parkway will likely become a new city park, if the City of Murfreesboro moves forward with a land swap.Th.... Read More

Park planning in West Murfreesboro would shift to new location if “property swap” with MTE wins City Council approval

Dec 03, 2021 at 07:42 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday, Dec. 2, to approve City staff moving forward with negotiation, due diligence, and document prepa.... Read More

City of Murfreesboro wants to use / oversee former GE Property that was purchased to be under the National Parks Stones River Battlefield

Nov 12, 2021 at 07:46 am by WGNS

What was once General Electric owned property and used by GE as a manufacturing plant for close to 50-years, was purchased by O'Reilly's Auto Parts to be used as a distributio.... Read More

UPDATE: The Wall that Heals to be on Display at Barfield Park

Nov 01, 2021 at 01:00 pm by WGNS

REMINDER: The “Traveling Vietnam Wall,” known as the wall that heals, will be in Murfreesboro on November 11th. The construction of the display started on Tuesday.... Read More

THIS WEEKEND: Annual Barfield Bash and the Haunted Hayride - October 22nd and 23rd

Oct 18, 2021 at 10:40 am by WGNS

Barfield Park will host the annual Barfield Bash this year on October 22nd and 23rd. Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Vonchelle Stembridge talks about the hayride and more…Ag.... Read More

Location app helps save two teens lost in park

Aug 10, 2021 at 09:00 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – The what3words location app helped to find two teenage girls lost in Barfield Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. The girls spent an hour after nightfal.... Read More
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BlueCross Healthy Place at Barfield Crescent Park

Aug 02, 2021 at 07:01 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) Representatives of the City of Murfreesboro and the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand o.... Read More

Growing Barfield Park Adds Land and to Open New Playground this Friday in Murfreesboro

Jul 28, 2021 at 12:16 pm by WGNS

Barfield Park is one of the largest city owned parks in Tennessee with over 430-acres of land that include hiking trails, ballfields and playgrounds. In fact, it is similar to.... Read More

Murfreesboro adds 70 acres to southern border of Barfield Crescent Park

Jul 14, 2021 at 11:09 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Through a Federal parkland conversion process, the City of Murfreesboro has closed on the purchase of the 70-acre Oakwood Farm located on the.... Read More

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Announces Recreation Grant for City of LaVergne

Jun 09, 2021 at 03:44 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced on Wednesday a $161,501 parks and recreation grant for the City of LaVergne for a new neighborho.... Read More

“Movies Under the Stars” in Murfreesboro begins June 7

May 26, 2021 at 09:00 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to enjoy free family-friendly films during their annual “Movies Under.... Read More

Beach Party at Barfield Park in Murfreesboro

Apr 28, 2021 at 12:37 pm by WGNS

A beach in Barfield Park, complete with sand, will soon be in Murfreesboro. Parks and Rec Assistant Director Thomas Laird told WGNS NEWS…The Barfield Crescent Park.... Read More