THURSDAY: Specially Called Meeting to Discuss New Murfreesboro Park Location

The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special meeting at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2016, in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss issues relating to the selection and purchase of property for a new park on the West side of Murfreesboro.

Since January the City, Parks and Recreation Department, and City Council have been engaged in a process of identifying and reviewing potential parcels of land for a park.

In 2015 the City of Murfreesboro sent out a "RFP" or Request for Proposals to area residents in hopes of finding the perfect location for a future city park. Vice Mayor Doug Young said that 21 proposals were submitted by land owners and that list has now been narrowed to 5.

Parks Director Lanny Goodwin has previously indicated that the City of Murfreesboro is short of recreational fields, including soccer, baseball and softball fields, according to National Recreation and Parks Association standards.

Special Meeting:

Who: The Murfreesboro City Council.

What: The Council will gather to discuss issues related to a West Park.

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: City Council Chambers / 111 West Vine Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130