Grand Opening of the Equestrian Trail set for March 27th


The City of Franklin Parks Department is opening a new equestrian trail at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. Join the Parks Department for a grand opening event on Monday, March 27, at 2:30 p.m. at the north entrance of the park. Following the grand opening, friends of Franklin Parks will be hosting a reception in the Tractor Supply Co. Arena, and the Arena will be open for riders to enjoy.

The new equestrian trail is open to all horse and stable owners as a self-guided trail throughout the park, uniquely located next to historic downtown Franklin. The trail features 2.62 miles of standard trail and .33 miles of advanced trail throughout the historic farm, once known as the birth place of the modern Tennessee Walking Horse.

Trail and park amenities include trailer parking, tie rails throughout the trail course, rules and information kiosk, and restrooms. The trail will be open for public use on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 30 minutes prior to the official sunrise, to 30 minutes after the official sunset.

The trail was funded by a Recreation Trails Program grant, which aims to provide trail funding for recreational uses. The City of Franklin Parks Department staff constructed the trail amenities.

For a detailed listing of trail rules and regulations, please visit the City’s website at For more information, please contact the Parks Department at 615-794-2103.