How do we reserve the Passive Parks and Pavilions?
A call to the Parks Department's office at (615) 794-2103, would start the process for checking availability and distributing the appropriate paperwork. Our parks Program Coordinator is Anna Shuford. Anna can be reached at (615) 794-2103 or by e-mail at AnnaS@franklintn.gov, to schedule or explain any information.
What is the refundable damage deposit for?
A check in the amount of $150.00 is due prior to the start of the practice/play season or tournament. This damage deposit will be processed for refund the first business day after the practice/tournament/season ends if user groups have left the parks facilities free of trash, debris and damage after each practice/game. The refund should be received within 2 weeks.
What is the refund policy?
All fees are non-refundable.
What if my school group cannot afford to pay for the use of an athletic/tennis facility?
Not to worry, any school group may apply for a Hardship Application [PDF]. A Hardship Application is available to those school groups requesting a reduction/waiver of fees. The “Hardship Application” should be used after all other school resources have been exhausted and requires the signature of the school principal/headmaster. A Hardship Application is required 30 days prior to use date.
Does my school have to pay if it is just practice or a one time tournament?
These requests will be addressed on an “as needed” basis and require written notice to the Parks Department.
Is there a fee to use City athletic fields and tennis courts?
Are schools required to reserve athletic fields and tennis courts?
Yes. The Parks Department has contractual agreements with clubs/organizations to serve recreational youth/adult sports. The Lessee has priority of the athletic facilities during a specific season. Requests for fields and tennis courts will be taken at the beginning of each school year on a first-come, first-serve basis.
What parks are best for our group events?
All City parks provide wonderful opportunities for field days, picnics, etc. By coordinating your activity with the Parks Department each group is assured the best location for specific events, eliminating the chance of overlapping.
Jim Warren Park - 705 Boyd Mill Avenue
12 Lighted Baseball Fields
4 Football Fields
2 Multi-purpose Fields
8 Tennis Courts
2 Pavilions (1 enclosed)
2 1/2 Mile Walking Trail
Skatepark (16,000 sq ft)
1 Outdoor Basketball Court
1 Fish and Release Pond
Aspen Grove Park - 3200 Aspen Grove Park
Large Covered Pavilion with Grill
.8 Mile Walking Trail
Pinkerton Park - 405 Murfreesboro Road
2 Medium Pavilions
1 Large Pavilion
1 Mile Walking Trail
Liberty Park - 1661 McEwen Road
10 hole Disc Golf Course
All inclusive Playground
3 Tournament Play Baseball Fields
Eastern Flank Battle Park
110 Acre Historic Battle Site
Battle Park Hall (indoor rental facility)
Fieldstone Park - 1377 Hillsboro Road
2 Large Pavilions
4 Adult Softball Fields
The Park at Harlinsdale Farm
Historic Farm and Battle Site
Walking paths/open pasture
Fort Granger Off Eddy Lane, behind Pinkerton Park
13 Acre Historic Battle Site
Winstead Hill Hwy 31 South and Mack Hatcher Blvd (behind Tractor Supply)
61 Acre Historic Battle Site
3/4 Mile Walking Trail
Why should schools, clubs, organizations, day camps or churches contact the Parks Department prior to an event/field day?
The Parks Department may reschedule staff for mowing or daily maintenance.
Prevent conflicts with scheduled events the Parks Committee/Parks Department may have already planned with other schools/day cares in the surrounding area.
Avoid over-usage of the facility.
The Parks Department can make necessary preparations such as extra trash receptacles/lavatory supplies.
Coordinating parking for large events eliminates risk/liability for all parties, and allows for emergency access at all times.