Educational Offsites are included in your conference registration.  You must be registered for the conference on the day of your offsite.

Monday, November 4th

Barfield Crescent Park – Backcountry Adventure ‚Äč
1:00-3:15 pm   Max #25 
Come out and enjoy this backcountry adventure.  This 500-acre park is home to the Wilderness Station, backcountry campground, mountain bike and hiking trails, disc golf course and many other amenities.  Enjoy meeting a few of the animal ambassadors before a leisurely hike to the campground.  Gather around the campfire for s’mores and stories or try your hand at archery.   

Tuesday, November 5th 

Athletic Tour – Siegel Soccer Park, Miracle Field, Adams Tennis 
8:00-10:45 am  Max #
Experience Murfreesboro’s top athletic facilities on this tour. Visit McKnight Park's inclusive David Price Miracle Field, Sportscom Recreation Facility, and baseball and softball fields. Explore Siegel Soccer Complex with its innovative synthetic turf fields, including an indoor field. We will conclude at the Adams Tennis Complex, which features 8 indoor and 22 outdoor courts. Discover the city’s commitment to sports and recreation excellence. 

Resource Management and Community Partners– Murfree Spring and Discovery Center  
8:00-10:45 am   Max # 25 
A morning guided bird walk, photo opportunities with the otters and beavers, and the stillness of nature all located in the heart of the city - will begin this off-site.  Next, learn about Murfreesboro’s Natural Resource division, goals, projects, challenges and successes. Followed up by an overview of the Discovery Center, a children’s museum, which serves the community in hands-on learning, their long history in the community, the vision of museum and where they are headed in the future.  

Community Center Offsite - Patterson Center
Noon-3:00 pm   Max #
Basketball game and Educational session on Pickleball

Wednesday, November 6th

Heritage Tour – Cannonsburgh Village, Bradley Museum and Cultural Center       
8:00-10:45 am   Max # 25 
This tour will tie in local history and cultural arts, as we highlight 2 incredible facilities.  Cannonsburgh Village, a collaboration of structures representing early Tennessee life.  Bradley Museum and Cultural Center, an African American school built in the early 1900’s, highlights the community this school served for years, as well as a vibrant arts gallery and cultural center. 

Recreation Facilities – Sports Com, St Clair Senior Center, Patterson Park Community Center 
8:00-10:45 am   Max # 50 
Tour these diverse facilities while learning about the creative spaces and programming of each. Sports Com and Patterson Park include gymnasiums, walking tracks, aerobic rooms, pools, theater, and meeting rooms. We will also visit St Clair Senior Center, an energetic senior center that does it all from arts to health to educational classes and much more. 

Smyrna Tour – Cedar Stone Park, Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, Seasonal Skating Rink 
8:00-10:45 am   Max # 25 
Join in to see some of the best facilities Smyrna has to offer. Located between Nashville and Murfreesboro, this fast-growing area of middle Tennessee is doing big things with their Parks and Recreation Department.  Tour three great destinations: Cedar Stone Park – first phase of an 80-acre park which includes a premiere youth baseball venue and community playground and coming soon, phase 2 offering pickleball, tennis courts, and restroom facilities. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center – a repurposed fitness center for numerous activities such as field trips, programs, exhibit hall, rock climbing walls, and aquatic complex.  Seasonal Skating Rink – 3,500 square foot synthetic ice rink. 

Thursday, November 7th 

Kayak and SUP – Outdoor Murfreesboro and Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center 

9:00-11:00 am   Max#  20 kayaks, 5 Stand Up Paddleboard 
Enjoy a leisurely, flat-water paddle with experienced guides to help. Great for all levels - beginners to experienced paddlers welcome.  All equipment provided. 

Stones River Battlefield – National Park Service
9:00-11:00 am   Max # 12 
A ranger-led, interpretive, driving tour will discuss the phases of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. Learn how important military and political gains for the Union were achieved, and how it changed the people who lived and fought here.