Friends of Franklin Parks, Inc. exists to cultivate stewardship within our community to preserve our cultural and natural resources, enhance the park experience and expand its legacy for future generations.

Our Mission
Friends of Franklin Parks is a not-for-profit organization that formed to bridge the gap between the services and amenities offered by government funding and those that allow us to take full advantage of the incredible natural and historic resources of our community. 

Working closely with the City of Franklin and its Parks Department, the public-private partnership is dedicated to identifying needs that exist within the 16-park system, casting a vision for future enhancements and connecting the dots between existing public open spaces. 

Learn more about us here.

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2019 Raise the Roofs

Save the date for the 2019 Raise the Roofs event! This 8th annual event promises to be the best party of the summer! Raise the Roofs, to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 17th, will take over the Tractor Supply Co. Arena at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, with the party next to the main barn. The event includes food, drinks, live entertainment and silent auction.

Raise the Roofs supports the Friends of Franklin Park’s efforts to improve trails and connectivity, the restoration of Harlinsdale Farm, and projects in the City of Franklin Parks.

Interested in being a Raise the Roofs sponsor? Contact Torrey at for more information.

Raise the Roofs Tickets
Raise the Roofs Sponsorships

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Yoga in the Parks Event

Bring your family for a fun day of free yoga activities! Family yoga, goat yoga, office yoga, mommy & me, giveaways and so much more! This event will take place at Harlinsdale Farm on June 21 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Check out our calendar of events page for a full event schedule!

Friends of Franklin Parks 2019 Spring Newsletter

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“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.”

— John Muir

Our Projects
In April 2016, the Tractor Supply Co. Arena at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm was opened to the public, and now holds polo matches, equestrian events and other fun activities throughout the year. Friends of Franklin Parks raised the funds to construct the Arena, in conjunction with the City's Parks Department and a host of corporate and individual partners. As a result, the horses have come back to this historic farm at the northern gateway to Franklin. 

Learn more about our Projects.

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The Harpeth River by Tom Thomson


acres of parkland in Franklin, Tennessee


of Franklin residents rate the Parks system as important to our quality of life


of Franklin's Parks are still being completed


Get Involved

Become a Friend of Franklin Parks! As a public-private partnership, our work depends on the support of individuals, families, corporate partners and other non-profit organizations. By becoming a Friend, you can help us preserve our community's historic and natural resources and enhance our incredible park system. 

Click here to learn more!
If you would like to volunteer, please send us a note.