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Murfreesboro Parks and Rec Programs in June

Summer's almost here! Get your kiddos out in the great outdoors this June with these Murfreesboro Parks & Rec programs.

Check out all the fun outdoor events Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has up its sleeves this June! Art Pop-Ups at Old Fort Park, Archery for beginners at the Wilderness Station, cave exploring and more will get your kiddo off Netflix and out in the sunlight — for a little while, at least.

Murfreesboro Parks & Rec Programs in June

Checkers at Cannonsburgh Village

Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18
Time: 10:00 AM2:00 PM
Sit a spell and play a game of checkers under the shade trees in the village on Tuesdays, June 4, 11 & 18 from 10am-2pm. Pack your lunch and spend time in the village. Bring a friend and play a game or two! Weather permitting.  Checkers and Tick-Tac-Toe at the picnic tables are also available during the summer from 9am-6pm.  *Free for all ages*
Location: Cannonsburgh Village
Address: 312 S. Front Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Contact: 615-801-2606
Email: mbnevills@murfreesborotn.gov

Summer Fun with Games & Activities at Cannonsburgh Village

Thursday, June 6, 13, 20 2024
Time: 10:00 AM2:00 PM
Bring your family and friends to play yard games under the shade trees of the village, relax while coloring at the picnic tables, or explore the village while completing a scavenger hunt. Enjoy the warm summer weather by working a puzzle on the porch of a log cabin in the village. Activities are on Thursdays, June 6, 13, & 20, from 10am-2pm.  Free for all ages.  Weather permitting.
Location: Cannonsburgh Village
Address: 312 S. Front Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Email: mbnevills@murfreesborotn.gov

Art Pop-Up at Old Fort Park

Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18, 25 2024
Time: 10:00 AM1:00 PM
Add a little creativity to your day at the park and stop by our Pop-up tent to do a free take home craft with Cultural Arts Murfreesboro. Pop up arts take place every Tuesday in June and July. Call 615-893-7439 ext. 6111 or email smayo@murfreesborotn.gov for more information.
Location: Old Fort Park, next to the playground
Address: 275 Golf Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Contact: 615-893-7439 ext. 6111
Email: smayo@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: Free for all ages.

Wayfinding Art at Gateway Island

Friday, June 7, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM3:00 PM
The Murfreesboro Cultural Arts Department invites you to have a part in decorating our greenways. Join us this summer to add your own chalk masterpiece.
Location: Gateway Island and Reception Center
Address: 1875 W. College Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Contact: 615-893-7439 ext. 6111
Email: smayo@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: Free for all ages!

Stones River Kayaking

Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: 3:00 PM6:00 PM
Meet at the river for a casual paddle down the Stones River! Wildlife, birds, and wildflowers are sure to appear on this excursion! Space is limited and reservations are required. Equipment and instructions will be provided.
Location: Location TBD based on water levels.
Contact: 615-642-1103
Email: ekreuziger@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: $15

Creek Snorkel

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: 3:00 PM5:00 PM
Have you looked at the river and wondered what’s underneath the water? Meet us at the Stones River where we will explore the aquatic landscape of our natural waterways! We will provide snorkels, but wear water shoes! Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, email Outdoor Murfreesboro. For ages 6+.
Location: Location on the Stones River- determined based on current water levels.
Contact: 615-642-1103
Email: ekreuziger@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: Free

Archery for Beginners at the Wilderness Station

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time: 3:00 PM5:00 PM
How’s your aim? Want to find out? Come out to the Wilderness Station where an archery instructor will lead a class on the basics of a bow and arrow. 1-mile hike on a paved trail is required to the archery field. Please contact Outdoor Murfreesboro to let us know if you need assistance. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Location: Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park
Address: 401 Volunteer Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Contact: 615-642-1103
Email: ekreuziger@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: $10 For ages 7+. 

Bench Press Competition at Patterson Park

Saturday, June 15, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM12:00 PM
The lifter must lie on their back with head, shoulders and buttocks in contact with the bench surface. The feet must be flat on the floor (as flat as the shape of the shoe will allow). Your hands and fingers must grip the bar positioned in the rack stands with thumbs around grip.  Weight Classes for men: 148 lbs. and under, 165 lbs., 181 lbs., 198 lbs., 220 lbs., and 221 and over.  Weight classes for women are under and over 132 lbs.
Location: Patterson Park Community Center
Address: 521 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Contact: 615-893-7439
Email: chill@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: $25 Entry fee

Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, June 15, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM4:00 PM
Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, the emancipation of African- American slaves throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. Celebrated on June 19, the word is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”. This is a festival for the celebration of Juneteenth which will be commemorated on June 15th this year. We will have vendors, food trucks, poetry/singing performances, and games.
Location: Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center
Address: 415 South Academy Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Contact: 615-962-8773
Email: vstembridge@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: Free

Community Baby Shower at Patterson Park

Saturday, June 22, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM1:00 PM
The Community Baby Shower offers educational workshops, vital baby supplies, car seat safety inspections, and resources from various vendors. This event is complimentary for new and expecting mothers.
Location: Patterson Park Community Center
Address: 521 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Contact: 615-893-7439
Email: cellis@murfreesborotn.gov

Sunset Paddle Boarding

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM8:30 PM
Experience the warm colors of a sunset as they dance across the open water! Never tried paddle boarding? You are in luck! This program is great for beginners. Registration is required. Location will be given via email the day before. Program difficulty rating: (1) easy for beginners.
Location: Location will be given via email the day before
Contact: 615-642-1103
Email: ekreuziger@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: $15 per person. For ages 10+

Cave Exploring

Saturday, June 29, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM2:00 PM
Join us on an adventure to one of Tennessee’s many wild caves! There will be lots of crawling over rocks and mud. This adventure is not for your casual outdoorsman. Upper body strength and balance is necessary in all wild caves. We will meet at the Wilderness Station.  Transportation and all equipment are provided. Ages 10 and older.  Program difficulty Rating: (3)-challenging.
Location: Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park
Address: 401 Volunteer Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Contact: 615-642-1103
Email: ekreuziger@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: $15 per person

Busy Bee Class for Kids at Patterson Park Community Center

Tuesdays & Thursdays in June
Time: 12:00 PM12:45 PM
Busy Bees Class (for kids) A children’s class (ages 3-5) where they play physically active games. The instructor plays music and is engaged with them.
Location: Patterson Park Community Center Exercise Studio
Address: 521 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Contact: 615-893-7439
Email: chill@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: Facility Pass

Toddler Time With Thomas

Fridays in June
Time: 10:00 AM11:00 AM
Cheering. Laughing. Giggling. All three are guaranteed with one of our favorite programs:  “Toddler Time with Thomas” Every Friday at Sports*Com from 10am-11am, Thomas leads children (ages 5 and under) in an array of engaging activities and FUN. With a focus on body part recognition, cognitive skill development, and the knowledge that little ones love to play – that’s just what they do while they learn to wait their turn, follow directions and work together to accomplish simple goals.
Location: Sports*Com
Address: 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Contact: 615-907-2251
Email: tlaird@murfreesborotn.gov
Cost: Facility pass for members; $3 for non-members

 

 

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