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Gateway Island
Gateway IslandThe Gateway Island is an ideal venue for picnics, wedding ceremonies and receptions, photography sessions, birthday parties, and other celebrations. The Gateway Island Trail, part of the Murfreesboro Greenway System, provides a well-lit route for walkers and runners and is frequently used by organizations for charity walks and races.

The Gateway Island has become a popular place to take prom photos. It's also become popular for weddings. Avoid disappointment and call the Greenway office or the Parks and Rec office a few days before Prom to make sure the venue isn't closed for a wedding or other rental before you come out to the island.

Greenway Office: 615-893-2141 (hours vary)
Parks and Recreation Office: 615-890-5333, M-F 8am - 4:30pm

Daylight until 10 p.m., 365 days a year
Private events/rentals: Closed to the public

  • Reception center with catering kitchen and multi-purpose room 
  • Picturesque gazebo 
  • Cascading waterfalls 
  • Lake overlook 
  • Restrooms that are accessible to the public during park hours

Adjacent to the General Bragg Trailhead, the College Street Trailhead at 1902 West College Street provides connection, parking, and access to the Gateway Trail and Island. For large groups, additional parking is available at the General Bragg Trailhead,1540 West College Street.

Rental Information

Reservations for the Gateway Island are made through the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department administrative office located at Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro. Please call (615) 890-5333 for availability and more information.

To schedule a tour of the Gateway Island for your event, contact the Greenway Office at (615) 893-2141.