Friends of Franklin Parks has announced two events to kick off the spring season, including the first meeting of the Harlinsdale Trail Club and a Volunteer Clean-Up Day.

The Harlinsdale Trail Club will meet on April 12, May 10, October 11 and November 8 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. This all-ages and all-abilities club encourages participants to walk or run a 3.5 mile all-terrain course at their own pace, with a rolling start between 5 and 7 p.m.

“In early planning, we wanted to be mindful that this is a casual run or walk designed to be family friendly and encourage community involvement of the park,” Sonya Lambert, Harlinsdale Trail Club co-chair and certified personal trainer, NASM, said.

Click this link to see the Harlinsdale Walk Run Club Flyer

There is also an ADA-compliant 2.2 mile course, and each event will host a few vendors and community partners, including Franklin Tomorrow, Franklin Parks, ABLE Youth and Mountain High.

“As an advocate for Franklin Parks, I’m excited about the potential this unique event can bring to Harlinsdale Farm,” said Kevin Thompson, Harlinsdale Trail Club co-chair and Friends of Franklin Parks board member, said.

This rain or shine event is free, untimed, family-friendly, pet-friendly and will allow community members to explore more of Franklin Parks through fitness with friends.

In addition to the inaugural meeting of The Harlinsdale Trail Club, there will also be a Volunteer Clean-Up Day at Harlinsdale from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 12. Corporations and individuals alike are encouraged to participate, and this event’s activities include general clean-up and fence painting.

“This beautiful park is a perfect space for more regular use by our community, and we hope this event will encourage more connection and promote healthy lifestyles,” Torrey Barnhill, executive director of Friends of Franklin Parks, added.

For more information about Harlinsdale Trail Club or the Volunteer Clean-Up Day, please contact Torrey Barnhill at

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