Spring is the Perfect Time to Explore Franklin’s Parks

According to the City Parks Department, Franklin is home to more than 700 acres of parkland. Parks are meant to highlight and preserve the natural grandeur and beauty of our diverse geography and ecosystems. They are wonderful learning tools for children and enrich the lives of all us. Each one has its own charm and amenities. These are just four of Franklin’s 16 magnificent parks that make us want to spend all of our time outside. For more information about any of Franklin’s parks, visit

Winstead Hill: Winstead Hill Park is located south of downtown Franklin on Columbia Highway. It’s a 61-acre historic battle site with a Civil War monument and 3/4-mile walking trail.

Eastern Flank Battlefield: This 110-acre park is the former site of the Battle of Franklin. The historic park is open for docile activities and recreation but is in the process of development and restoration.

Jim Warren: This 58-acre park is home to the Franklin Baseball Club and Franklin Cowboys football organization. Jim Warren has 12 baseball fields, four football fields, eight tennis courts, two basketball courts, picnic tables and grills, a catch and release pond, walking trails, and a playground.

Pinkerton Park: Pinkerton is the most often-used park in Franklin and spans 34 acres. The Harpeth River borders it on the west, and Fort Granger lies to the north.