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November 28, 2022

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6 Family Events This May from Parks and Rec

So many things to do fo kids and families in the Boro in May!

Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. is hosting activities for kids and people of all ages this May. There are events being held throughout the city’s various parks and recreation centers.

1. Barfield Beach Party

Who said there are no beaches in Murfreesboro? Over 60 tons of sand will be used to create the beach before it is distributed throughout the park system. Come out for music, dancing and lots of games and activities starting at 5 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: Barfield Crescent Park
Address: 697 Veterans Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Contact: 615-217-3017
Cost: Free

Celebrate the world of turtles and learn more about these shelled creatures and why they are important to protect. Family-friendly activities throughout the Wilderness Station area, live animal demonstrations, live music, and much more. For all ages.

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park
Address: 401 Volunteer Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Contact: 615-217-3017
Email: dthomas@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: Free

Have you ever looked an owl in the eye or checked out a falcon’s wing? Here is your chance to meet our educational screech owl and American kestrel up close and learn about these master predators of the sky. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Date: Tuesday and Thursdays, May 3, 12, 17, 26 2022
Time: 4 - 5 p.m.
Location: Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park
Address: 401 Volunteer Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Contact: 615-217-3017
Email: dthomas@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: Free

Get some outside time with us during a visit to the village. Students will experience some old-fashioned chores using water. We might get a little dirty, so wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Reservations are now open for the May 12th Homeschool Day from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Cannonsburgh Village. Admission is $3 per person. Reservations are required and must be received by May 5th. Make your reservation by calling 615-801-2606 or email mbnevills@murfreesborotn.gov. Ages 5 and up.

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: Cannonsburgh Village, Meet at the Visitor Center
Address: 312 S. Front Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Contact: 615-801-2606
Email: mbnevills@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: $3 per person

5. Homeschool Archery Series

Discover the thrill of drawing back a bow, aiming and sending an arrow flying to a target while learning focus, self-control, discipline, and patience. Join us in this four-week series taught by our certified instructors. Each week students will learn the fundamentals of archery and practice what they have learned. Space is limited to 20. PRE-REGISTRATION begins April 15. For ages 10-18.

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 10, 17, 24 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park
Address: 401 Volunteer Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Contact: 615-217-3017
Email: dthomas@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: $50

Enjoy a day of swimming, music, fun and prizes at Boro Beach! For all ages.

Date: Monday, May 30, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Boro Beach
Address: 2310 Memorial Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Contact: 615-895-5040
Email: jstolze@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: $7 Adults $5 Youth

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.