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…

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!