The vision of bringing horses back to Harlinsdale Park is one step closer to becoming reality, with the City of Franklin granting final approval to Friends of Franklin Parks to construct a multi-purpose arena on the 200-acre historic property. Pending the necessary permitting and the ongoing fundraising effort, construction is slated to begin this September!
The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, a nationally known horse breeding facility established in the 1930s just north of downtown Franklin, was purchased by the City of Franklin in 2004, placed under a permanent conservation easement in 2007, and opened to the public shortly thereafter. The new arena will accommodate various equestrian and other events that engage the public and encourage utilization of the park.
Read more about the future park and its impact here.