The Friends of Franklin Parks presents a check to the Leadership Franklin Project to fund an outdoor ping pong table for Pinkerton Park.

The Friends of Franklin Parks presents a check to the Leadership Franklin Project to fund an outdoor ping pong table for Pinkerton Park.


The pavilion at Tinkerbell, Pinkerton Park is a Leadership Franklin Class of 2017-2018 community improvement project. The project includes upgrades to the Pavilion, ADA compliant access to the Pavilion, a charging bar for electronics, concrete ping pong table, shade sails, and benches for park goers.  

Our passion and goal is to provide the next generation an area that they can enjoy while keeping an eye on their children. Charging station so folks can be “connected” as well as another form of fun and activity for all ages with the ping pong table.  This area will be beautifully landscaped with benches that will be very inviting for all ages.  

We are honored and thrilled to create a space that will be a blessing to many in the future. We are partnering with the City of Franklin and Friends of Franklin Parks for this project. If you would like to be a sponsor of this pavilion contact the Friends of Franklin Park at 615-674-5388, or please consider making a donation below. Click here for more information.

If you are interested in donating an amount different than the options below, please contact the Friends of Franklin Parks directly, or simply mail a check to the Friends of Franklin Parks at PO Box 549, Franklin TN 37065.

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. 

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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. 

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  The Harpeth River  by Tom Thomson

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


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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. 

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