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Coming Soon: New Parks And Playgrounds In & Around Franklin, TN

When I learned about this proposed park off the Natchez Trace Parkway, I became curious about other new parks that might be in the works around Franklin, Tennessee.

If you live here, then you’ve no doubt already heard a lot about these proposed parks and trail systems already.

But if you are or will be visiting Franklin, TN or you plan to move here in the near future, then the following information might be of interest to you.




New Parks & Trails In Williamson County

3 New Trails Connecting Franklin

  • The first project will extend a walk from Aspen Grove Park in Cool Springs, along Spencer Creek, connecting to Harlinsdale Farm.
  • The second alternative transportation project will connect Hunters Bend Elementary School and Fieldstone Park.
  • The third project will extend the newly proposed Bicentennial Park located near downtown Franklin to include a Harpeth River lookout near Hillsboro Road.



Bicentennial Park

  • Schematic design drawings for Bicentennial Park in Franklin, TN
  • Schematic narrative book for Bicentennial Park in Franklin, TN
  • Schematic presentation boards & renderings for Bicentennial Park in Franklin, TN



The next step in the Project is the Third Avenue North Extension, which is expected to begin in early 2011. This project will build a new road through Bicentennial Park and will connect Third Avenue North (at North Margin Street) directly to Fifth Avenue North/Hillsboro Road. Fourth Avenue North will tie into the new Third Avenue North Extension. Source


Franklin’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hear a report on executing a professional services agreement for construction management and inspection services for the extension of Third Avenue North along the edge of the dormant Bicentennial Park project. Source



The Park at Harlinsdale Farm

  • Master plan for The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, TN



The City opened the park’s first phase for the Community’s enjoyment on September 22, 2007. All activities at the park are limited to passive activities such as walking and picnicking. Park Entrance onto the 200 acres is located inside the Public Parking area. The Park is closed from dark to dawn daily. Source


The Park at Harlinsdale Farm will open at 6 p.m. on July 4th to provide a special viewing place for the Fourth of July fireworks show, sponsored by WAKM and the City of Franklin.  People are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets to view the show.  The fireworks are expected to begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. Source