Murfreesboro to Renovate Old Fort Park Tennis Courts

Murfreesboro City Council approves the renovation of Old Fort Park's Tennis Courts.

The Murfreesboro City Council, in a meeting held on Thursday, May 2, 2024, voted in favor of a renovation project for the Tennis Court at Old Fort Park. The project, estimated to cost $1,244,403, will be funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The renovation will be managed by Steelhead Building Group, LLC, a company known for its construction expertise.

Mayor Shane McFarland expressed enthusiasm about the renovations, highlighting the inclusion of pickleball courts. This decision aligns with the sport’s growing popularity across the United States, appealing to a wide range of ages and skill levels. The renovation plan includes the resurfacing of six tennis courts, improvements to fencing and lighting, the addition of pedestrian access and bleacher pads, and the conversion of two tennis courts into six pickleball courts, complete with a hitting wall.

The project is slated to start with the demolition of the existing eight tennis courts. Construction is expected to kick off in late Spring 2024, with completion targeted for Fall 2024. WOLD Architects and Engineers, a firm with a strong footprint in parks and recreation design, is responsible for the new layout. With a local office in Brentwood, the firm brings extensive expertise to the project. Principal Jim Gilliam expressed pride in contributing to the park’s improvements, anticipating a significant positive impact on the Murfreesboro community.

For further information about Steelhead Building Group, visit their website at Steelhead Building Group. The updated tennis and pickleball courts will be located near the Adams Indoor Tennis Complex at Old Fort Park, an eight-court facility dedicated in 2015. More details about the Adams Tennis Complex and its outdoor facilities can be found at Adams Tennis Complex.

Additionally, information on Parks & Recreation projects in Murfreesboro is available at Parks & Recreation Projects. For the latest city news, visit

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