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Parks and Recreation

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Athletic Leagues & Programs | Parks, Playgrounds, & Trails | Rules & Regulations | The Center | Special Events | Parks & Recreation Board | Contact Information


Athletic Leagues & Programs


 

Parks, Playgrounds, & Trails

You and your family can enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation activities at the following locations:

Springfield Greenway
Trailheads at Garner Street Park, Main Street, American Legion and Travis Price Park. Approximately 3 miles of paved trail from Travis Price Park to Ninth Avenue and Main Street.
American Legion Field
4660 Hwy 41 N
Baseball/Softball Field, Picnic Areas, Restroom and Greenway Trailhead
Garner Street Park
200 N. Garner Street
Two Picnic Shelters, Restrooms, Baseball Field, 4 lighted Tennis Courts, a Fortress Playground and Greenway Trailhead
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
2623 South Main Street
Football Field w/eight lane 400 meter track, Restroom/Concession Building, Soccer Fields
J. Travis Price Park
4155 Wilkes Road
Four Field Baseball Complex, Soccer Fields, Trails, Two picnic shelters w/restrooms, Post 48 Community Building, Historic Cabin

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Rules & Regulations

Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (March 1 - October 31)
7:30 a.m. - Dusk (November 1 - March 1)

  • Please keep your park clean and beautiful. Prevent littering and vandalism.
  • All pets must be on a leash and under control at all times. No pit bulls or aggressive dogs allowed.
  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs allowed.
  • No firearms are allowed.
  • Permits must be obtained from the Parks & Recreation office to reserve park facilities or use the park for any prohibited use.
  • No golf permitted, except in designated areas.
  • Placing posters or signs prohibited except by permit.
  • Selling of merchandise is prohibited except by permit.
  • Sound truck advertising is prohibited.
  • Building fires are prohibited except in grills or by permit.
  • Fishing is prohibited.
  • Swimming is prohibited in lakes, ponds and streams.
  • Speed limit throughout the park is 15 mph.
  • Only licensed drivers are to operate motorized vehicles inside the park. Driving lessons are prohibited.
  • Motorized vehicles are confined to the paved roads and parking areas unless otherwise directed by a police officer or Parks Department employee.
  • Skateboarding, skating and biking are prohibited in the spectator or bleacher areas of athletic fields during games or practices.
  • No motorized vehicles are allowed on paved trails excluding electric powered apparatuses used to assist disabled persons.

Greenway Rules & Regulations
  • Greenway shall be open from dawn to dusk year round.
  • Prevent littering and vandalism.
  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs allowed.
  • No firearms allowed.
  • All pets must be on a leash and under control at all times. No pit bulls or aggressive dogs allowed.
  • Horseback riding is prohibited.
  • No motorized vehicles are allowed on greenway excluding electric powered apparatuses used to assist disabled persons.

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The Center


Devoted Fitness
An hour of aerobics, cardio, toning
& dancing each Monday
at 5:45 p.m. at The Center
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The Center is a multi-use community facility that also houses the Parks and Recreation department. The facility has class/meeting rooms, dressing rooms, indoor track, basketball court/auditorium, and weight and exercise rooms. The Center may be rented for banquets, class and family reunions, seminars, wedding receptions, concerts, etc. by calling for details and availability.

A variety of programs and classes are offered periodically throughout the year. Contact The Center for schedules and availability of the classes. Some of them are as follows:

  • Exercise Classes
  • Gymnastics | Enrollment Form
  • FitCamp
  • Laughter Yoga Club
  • Zumba
  • Muscle Blast
  • Circuit Pump

Class schedule subject to change without notice.

Creating an exercise routine utilizing several of the exercise amenities will provide you with the best overall results for strength, fat burning, and cardiovascular workout. Always drink plenty of water prior to, during, and after your workout. Continue drinking water after your workout to replenish the fluid lost during exercise. In the event you have not participated in a structured exercise program in the past six months, consult your doctor prior to beginning a new program.

Parent/guardian must accompany children at all times. You must be at least 14 years old to use exercise machines.

The Center is closed to membership occasionally due to special arrangements. Check out the Cable TV public notice station channel 3, WSGI, WDBL, The Bargain Browser, and The Robertson County Times for the latest updates.


Special Events


Free Fishing Rodeo
June is National Fishing Month and the Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Free Fishing Rodeo for children 14 years of age and under at J. Travis Price Park.  The fishing rodeo is usually scheduled for the first Saturday of the month.  Participants are requested to bring their own gear.  No artificial bait is allowed.  Prizes are awarded.  Call for details.
 
4th of July Celebration
Free Admission. Enjoy the music, games, and rides at Travis Price Park. Festivities end with a fireworks extravaganza. Always on the 4th.
 
Summer Concert Series
Beginning in the middle of July, J. Travis Price Park is the location for free summer concerts held each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.  Each evening concert features a different musical genre.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music.  
>2014 Summer Concert Series
 
Winter Wonderland
Free Admission
Follow the lighted trails at J. Travis Price Park and enjoy the festive holiday scenes, decorations, music and maybe catch a glimpse of Santa Claus.

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Parks & Recreation Board

The Parks and Recreation Board is comprised of seven (7) members who serve without compensation. One (1) of the members is appointed at-large by the Mayor to serve as chairperson and the other six (6) members are each appointed by the alderman of their ward. Each member serves a term of four (4) years.

The Parks and Recreation Board, in conjunction with the Director of Parks and Recreation, formulates policies, regulations and rules for the operation of the Parks and Recreation Department. All individual citizens, civic clubs, committees, businesses, special interest groups, charitable organizations, or other entities desiring to use park properties or facilities exclusively, or to execute an agreement regarding concessions, must seek approval through the Parks and Recreation Department prior to beginning the activity or event.

Duties of the Parks and Recreation Board include formulating and recommending a three (3) to five (5) year parks and recreation capital plan, formulating with the Parks and Recreation Department all parks and recreation rules and regulations and recommending same to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, communicating to the public the importance of parks and recreation services and informing the public of the status and progress of said services, and formulating fees and charges to be recommended to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for adoption.

The Parks and Recreation Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of every month at 5 p.m., at The Center. The current members of the Parks and Recreation Board are as follows:

Parks & Recreation Board Representing Term Expires
Mark Hollingsworth, Chairman At-Large 6/30/2015
Jerald Jones Ward 1 6/30/2017
Lewis Jamison Ward 2 6/30/2017
Buzzy Poole Ward 3 6/30/2017
Misty Williamson Ward 4 6/30/2015
Bonnie Johnston Ward 5 6/30/2015
Lillian Harris Ward 6 6/30/2015



Contact Information

Parks and Recreation Department
The Center
401 North Main Street
Springfield, Tennessee 37172
(615) 382-1655
(615)-382-2229 Fax
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tony Felts – Director of Parks and Recreation
Sherry Bryant – Recreation Programmer
Eric Dickson – Recreation Programmer

 
   

 

The City of Springfield does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d). La Ciudad de Springfield no discrimina basado en la carrera, el color ni el origen nacional en federal ni el estado patrocino los programas, para Titular conforme a VI del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d).

 

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