Summer Kick-Off on June 4

Saturday, June 4 marks the kick-off a summer packed with fun, healthy and super family friendly activities throughout our parks! National Trails Day The American Hiking Association presents its annual National Trails Day on June 4, and MCP&R will host the first of a series of four summer hikes. The Chickasaw Trace Hike will be…

Green Exercise?

Walking out of the doctor’s office with a prescription or two is business as usual. But, what if that prescription is to spend time outdoors? That’s exactly what an initiative that began September 2010 trains health professionals to do. These “nature champions,” as they have been called (USA Today, 2/28/2011) write and train others to…

Parks Build Communities

“Parks are public spaces and every community, every neighborhood deserves a high quality park” – Jimmy O’Connor, NRPA The National Recreation and Parks Association’s Park Build Community initiative is a national program since 2009 that has collaborated with businesses, non-profits and industry professionals to build, improve and restore parks, connect kids with nature and promote…

2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report to the community is out and we are celebrating our continuing efforts to connect “People, Parks & Nature” throughout our community.  Explore who we are, what we do, our partners and friends and take a peek into what’s in store for 2016! To view, just click on the image below, or…

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…

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!