Murfreesboro’s March Highlights: Skate Park to Library Innovations

CityTV's "In the City" showcases Murfreesboro's latest community developments.

This March, Murfreesboro residents have a lot to look forward to as CityTV’s “In the City,” hosted by Michael Linn White, rolls out its latest edition. The show, a staple for community news in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, is packed with updates ranging from public works acknowledgments to exciting city projects and community services enhancements.

The March 2024 edition of “In the City” can be accessed on various platforms, including CityTV, the City of Murfreesboro’s YouTube channel, and Facebook page, offering residents multiple ways to stay informed. The show, produced by Steve Burris, maintains its commitment to bringing Murfreesboro’s happenings to its audience with a daily airing schedule.

Highlighted in this month’s edition is the recognition of the Murfreesboro Street and Public Works Department by WKRN-TV News 2. The department was celebrated for its exceptional service during the January Winter Storm, showcasing the dedication of city employees in ensuring public safety and mobility.

The city mourns the loss of Murfreesboro Fire Captain David Bricker, honoring his service with a memorial service. His contributions to the community were remembered by Chief Mark McCluskey, underlining the personal and professional loss felt by many.

On a brighter note, the Old Fort Golf Club is undergoing significant renovations, promising an enhanced golfing experience for residents and visitors alike. The project, detailed by Golf Director Trey Adams, includes upgrades to greens and bunkers, signaling a major improvement to the facility.

Furthermore, the city is adding a 12,000 square-foot Skate Park and Pump Track in Old Fort Park, a move that underscores Murfreesboro’s dedication to expanding recreational amenities. The new park, reported by Michael Linn White, is anticipated to open this summer and will offer a modern space for skateboarding and biking enthusiasts.

Traffic updates remain a priority, with the M’boro Traffic Minute focusing on improving flow and safety at key intersections such as Asbury Lane and Medical Center Parkway. Main Street businesses are also celebrated for their contributions to the city’s vibrant downtown area.

The urban forestry efforts are highlighted, with a focus on combating the devastation caused by the Emerald Ash Borer. City Arborist Carson Elder discusses the long-term strategy for tree restoration supported by state grants.

In an effort to extend library services, the Rutherford County Library System introduces a New Bookmobile, aimed at reaching underserved communities. This mobile outreach initiative underscores the library’s commitment to accessibility and community engagement.

The episode also spotlights the Amazing Shake event, the newly opened $6.84 million Gateway Blvd. extension, and introduces Toby, the PAWS Pet of the Month, among other updates.

For residents seeking tax preparation assistance, the VITA tax preparation service is still available for those who qualify, ensuring that Murfreesboro’s community has access to essential services.

“In the City” continues to serve as a vital link between Murfreesboro’s residents and the ongoing developments within their community, reflecting the city’s commitment to growth, service, and inclusivity.

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