It’s easy to spend an entire day getting (intentionally) lost in the wonder that is Murfreesboro’s amazing parks and trails. With Stones River snaking its way through the heart of the city and plenty of green spaces to explore, the parks in this mid-sized city feel anything but small. Read on for our guide to Murfreesboro's amazing parks.
Barfield Crescent Park & Wilderness Station
The park of your dreams, Barfield Crescent Park and Wilderness Station is a 430-acre community park that includes a baseball and softball complex, an 18-hole disc golf championship course, plenty of walking and jogging trails, and a wilderness station. There’s even campsites if you want to sleep beneath the stars. Barfield has it all.
Stones River National Battlefield
Commemorating one of the largest and most important battles of the American Civil War, the Battle of Stones River, the Stones River National Battlefield offers a large greenspace in Murfreesboro, with seven miles of trails and a history lesson along the way. Some trails are paved, while others go through the woods.
Greenway Trail System
The Greenway System in Murfreesboro is a 12-mile, paved, and handicap-accessible trail system that borders the Stones River and Lytle Creek. There are two canoe access points, four fishing piers, and two spur trails – one to Stones River National Battlefield and one to Gateway Island. Bring your bike, running shoes, or skates, and get your exercise on.
Murfreesboro Bark Park
Calling all dog owners, this park is for you. The Murfreesboro Bark Park is a great place for doggies and owners alike to socialize and play. Play spaces for both large and small dogs are available. And an added perk: there is greenway and river access.
The David Price Miracle Field features a custom-designed baseball field built for children and adults with special needs. In addition to the field, the complex includes an inclusive playground that benefits all children with accessible ramps and turf, sensory stations and an easy-to-ride zipline. Grab a picnic lunch and head on down to Miracle Field, complete with covered bleachers and picnic table seating.
The list goes on, but this is our initial guide to some of the must-visit parks in Murfreesboro. Check out the Olympus Hillwood blog for more great lifestyle and entertainment tips.