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May 30, 2024

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Considering the Options for New Park

With the growth of Murfreesboro, it was inevitable that a new park would soon arise. Excitement is growing over the possibilities!

Murfreesboro recently purchased a 123-acre parcel of land in the Blackman area near I-840 for development of a West Park. The city announced in this morning the three options for the new park. The Parks and Recreation Commission is expected to discuss these options at their regularly scheduled meeting on March 1 and consider a recommendation to council. While these are just the first three options, they seem to be open to even more. Kimley-Horn Associates, Inc.’s team of engineering, architectural and design companies have provided renderings for three options to consider for this new park.

Those options include:

Option 1 A

This option would feature 17 athletic fields focused on fields for softball and baseball. It would also feature an event space and multi-use courts for attracting large championship tournaments.

Option 1 B

This option would feature 13 athletic fields focused on infields for softball and baseball. It would also include an event space and an interactive water feature.

Option 2

This option would provide more walking trails, an event space and more multi-purpose athletic fields. It would, however, feature fewer softball and baseball fields. (Rendering above for this option provide by Kimley-Horn Associates.)

The city believes that a skate park or dog park are better suited for other locations, which is why they were not featured in these options.

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