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Greenways & Wetlands
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.

Hours
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.

Construction Notice
Public Advised to Avoid Portion of Stones River Due to Blasting & Low Water Levels

Garney Construction Companies, Inc. is scheduled to begin preliminary work on the Southwest Regional sewage force main, a 36-inch diameter pipe, across the Stones River near Medical Center Parkway. 
 
As part of preparations for construction work over the river to Old Fort Golf Course, Garney will be constructing signs and gates along Stones River near Sportsman’s Club. The signs will warn the public about construction dangers and abnormally low water levels above the dam in this portion of the Greenway.
 
Work will require siphoning to lower water levels and rock blasting to bore holes in the affected area. Residents need to be advised that the water level above the dam will be too shallow for diving and swimming. In addition to fencing gates restricting access, signs will warn the public to “Danger: Shallow Water Due to Construction/No Diving” and “Danger: Construction Area/Keep Out.”
 
Garney estimates the work to be completed by mid-September. The Southwest Regional sewage force main river crossing project is part of an $8.3 million dollar contract awarded to Garney in 2013 that will link the Southwest Regional Pumping Station. The station is being constructed along Old Fort Parkway to a new screening facility (Headworks) located at the Sinking Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant on Blanton Drive.
 
Please contact the Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department at 615-890-0862 for more information.


2014 Greenway Special Events
Mark your calendar for these special events on the Greenway. 

Greenway Art Festival
Saturday, September 20
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Old Fort Park

Fall Harvest Hayride
Friday, November 14
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
General Bragg Trailhead

Runners' Night Out
Tuesday, December 30
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Gateway Island Trail & Reception Center


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

Kayaks