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GreenwayThe Murfreesboro Greenway System consists of the Stones River and Lytle Creek trails. The Stones River and Lytle Creek Greenways are available for you to enjoy nature hikes, walking, running, bicycling, or in-line skating along the five miles of riverside trails. Small watercraft access points are also available for paddlers to enjoy the Stones River. The Murfreesboro Greenway System connects historical sites, parks, neighborhoods, and businesses; it also serves as a conservation corridor to preserve precious natural and cultural resources.

There are 11 trailheads to provide access to the Murfreesboro Greenway System, and a printable map is available to download. Read the rules for greenway usage to stay informed.

The Greenway trailheads open at daylight and close 1/2 hour before sunset.
The Gateway Island and trail are open 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Greenway Photo ContestGreenway Photography Contest
Show off your shutterbug skills!

Murfreesboro City Parks and Recreation is looking for images captured along the Greenway trails and Blueway. Images may include, but not limited to: Greenway users and activities, wildlife, plant life, natural landscapes, cultural landscapes, weather, architecture/structures, etc. Prizes will be awarded for each category and a selection of winning photos will appear on the Murfreesboro City Greenway web page and displayed at Greenway sponsored events. Grand Prize award winner will have their photo displayed on the cover of the Murfreesboro Greenway map.
The photos must be taken between October 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015, 4:30 CST.
Photos may be submitted from November 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015. 

Photo Categories
Photographers may enter images(s) in the following categories:
1. Greenway use/activities
2. Wildlife/Nature/Scenery/Landscape

All images must be taken from a Greenway corridor in the Murfreesboro Greenway trail system.
Prizes will be awarded to winning images in each photo contest category.  Grand Prize and Place winners 1, 2, 3 and honorable mentions will be determined at the judges’ discretion. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 

GRAND PRIZE- $100.00 (Photo has opportunity to be on Greenway map
cover *, Photo will be displayed at Greenway Art Festival)
1st Place - $75.00 (Photo will be displayed at Greenway Art Festival) 
2nd Place- $ 50.00 (Photo will be displayed at Greenway Art Festival)
3rd Place - $25.00 (Photo will be displayed at Greenway Art Festival)
Honorable Mention (Photo will be displayed at Greenway Art Festival)


2015 Greenway Special Events
Mark your calendar for upcoming events on the Greenway! Call the Greenway office at (615) 893-2141 for more information on any of these events.

Stones Throw Away
Saturday, May 30, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet at Old Fort Park Pavilion #3 to sign in
Free for all ages; no pre-registration for individuals/families
Large groups: please call the Greenway Office prior to May 30
We provide all supplies; dress to get dirty!

Small Fry Tri

Saturday, June 13, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Old Fort Park near Kids Castle
Ages 2-6 years
Pre-register June 1 - June 11 at Sports*Com, Patterson Community Center or The Wilderness Station.
Register at the event between 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $6 per child (includes trophy)

Kids will run, bike and "swim" (run through sprinklers) to the finish line where every participant will run through the finish line tape and receive a trophy. Races will be held approximately every 5-10 minutes for each age. Please bring a bicycle or tricycle and a helmet.

Boat Day with Stones River Watershed Association
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Manson Pike Trailhead
1208 Searcy Street
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Free for all ages. Try out different types of canoes and kayaks with the help from volunteers from the Stones River Watershed Association. Paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided.

Greenway Art Festival
Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Old Fort Park

Fall Harvest Hayride

Friday, November 13, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
General Bragg Trailhead

Family Fun

The Greenway Scavenger Hunt is a fun activity for the whole family. See if you can find everything on the list. 

Greenway Scavenger Hunt