The Scoop on Poop (DOG poop, that is)

Lots of park patrons bring their best friends to the park, and by that I mean the furry, four-legged kind of best friend.  “That’s great!” you may be thinking and generally I agree, except for the poop problem.  “What?!” you may say, “There’s no problem!  Dog poop is NATURAL!  My dog poops in my yard…

New Park Conceptual Plans!

Maury County Parks & Recreation has employed Equinox to develop a master plan for the development of a 474-acre site on the Duck River just outside of Columbia, TN. The community has so far expressed a vision for recreation use of the site that is in balance with conserving the many natural resources on the property. Equinox led a…

Experience Summer in the Park!

IT’S FINALLY SUMMER! How can you experience summer in the park?  Let us count the ways: CAMPS!  Girl Scout Camp is June 1-5 and Cub Scout Camp is June 8-12 at Chickasaw Trace Park.  Softball/Baseball camps run June 8-19 at Maury County Park. SPECIAL DAYS!  Join in on celebrating National Trails Day on June 6th…

Celebrate National Trails Day – June 6

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® brings together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 6, 2015, for the 23rd annual celebration of America’s magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers. More than 2,000 nationwide events will take place including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running, trail celebrations…

All Aboard! Miniature Trains Come to Maury County Park

One of Maury County’s most beloved and recognizable community partners is the Mid-South Live Steamers organization. The miniature trains are a huge draw to Maury County Park, and epitomize the kind of relationship we strive to have with our partners and our community! Many people fondly remember bringing their children and grandchildren to Maury County…

National Environmental Education Week: April 19-25

Greening STEM: Surrounded by Science is the theme of this year’s Environmental Education Week (EE Week), the week our nation focuses on promoting environmental education. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and the 2015 EE week is all about how STEM learning can assist with the understanding of the natural world. Science provides…

2015: Year of Public Input

Gathering public input is a hard task that almost all public service organizations must do at one time or another.  Many people are just not naturally inclined to give their opinions out to anyone other than friends and family.  Yet, public input remains one of the best ways an organization can gauge how well received…

Do you wanna build a … TRAIL?

According to America’s Health Rankings of the United Health Foundation, Tennessee ranks 49th in physical inactivity, 46th in preventable hospitalization and 43rd in premature deaths. 33.7% of adults in Tennessee are obese (meaning a Body Mass Index of 30.0 or higher) and 12.2% are thought to have diabetes (2011). The 2008 Tennessee Greenways and Trails…

Core Workout for Runners

5 Minute Core Workout for Runners The Plank works your entire core for increased breath and form control leading to increased endurance.   Start at 20 second holds. Rest 20 seconds in between. Do each exercise one time. Do workout every day. Build up to 60 second holds. Elbow Front Plank – Hold abs in….

Running Tips for New Runners

Tips for a relaxed, calm, productive run Form Good form is necessary for good breathing and preventing injury 1. Lean slightly forward from the ankles not the hip. 2. Head up looking forward 3. Arms bent at elbows at 90 degree angle with elbows tucked in and fingers brushing the hips Breathing Don’t fight to…

Team of Mules Wellness Challenge

The #TeamofMules Wellness Challenge is on! Join Maury County Parks & Recreation for the Saturday Run Group at 9:00am, and start pulling your weight!