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Welcome to the Parks Department within the City of Franklin's website. We hope that the information contained here is both helpful and interesting.

The City is fortunate to have over 900 acres of park land divided into 18 parks including passive parks, active parks and historical parks. Each park has its own character and amenities. Walking and fitness trails, playgrounds, picnic tables and shelter areas, sports fields, skateboarding, disc golf, tennis, basketball and fishing, are a few of the possible park features. Specific pavilions and facilities are also available to rent for a reasonable fee for your personal or corporate functions. Click here to rent a pavilion or facility.

The parks master plan is a comprehensive plan that evaluates existing recreation and park facilities, provides recommendations for improvements and creates a vision for many years down the road. Franklin Parks and Recreation Master Plan 2016

Today's Franklin Parks

18 City Parks
24 Acres of Historic Parks
900 Acres of Land
1,829 Parking Spaces
4 Football Fields
8 Tennis Courts
1 Outdoor Basketball Court
15 Baseball Diamonds
4 Softball Diamonds
2 Fishing Pond
2 Multi-Purpose Fields
20 Community Events

Mission Statement

Franklin Parks Department is an essential service established to improve the quality of life for all residents of the City by proactively responding to changing demographics and emerging trends while also maximizing all available resources to enhance each resident’s health, and promote economic vitality and long-term sustainability now and for future generations.

Vision Statement

Franklin Parks Department’s vision is to provide high-quality, accessible parks, historic sites, trails and recreation amenities that will create positive recreational healthy experiences for all residents and visitors of the City that makes living, working and playing in Franklin the City of choice for the region.

Hours of Operation

The city's parks shall be open to the public every day between dawn until dark. It shall be unlawful for any person to be in a city park between dark until dawn without the prior, written approval of the Parks Director through the applicable special event permit process.