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Gateway Island
Gateway IslandThe Gateway Island is an ideal venue for picnics, wedding ceremonies and receptions, photography sessions, birthday parties, and other celebrations. The Gateway Island Trail, part of the Murfreesboro Greenway System, provides a well-lit route for walkers and runners and is frequently used by organizations for charity walks and races.


Daylight until 10 p.m., 365 days a year

  • Reception center with catering kitchen and multi-purpose room 
  • Picturesque gazebo 
  • Cascading waterfalls 
  • Lake overlook 
  • Restrooms that are accessible to the public during park hours

Adjacent to the General Bragg Trailhead, the College Street Trailhead at 1902 West College Street provides connection, parking, and access to the Gateway Trail and Island. For large groups, additional parking is available at the General Bragg Trailhead,1540 West College Street.

Rental Information

Reservations for the Gateway Island are made through the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department administrative office located at Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro. Please call (615) 890-5333 for availability and more information.

To schedule a tour of the Gateway Island for your event, contact the Greenway Office at (615) 893-2141.

Upcoming Reservations
The Gateway Island will be closed to the general public these dates and times for private events:

Saturday, October 17 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Private event
Sunday, October 18 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Private event
Saturday, November 7 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Run/Walk
Saturday, November 14 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Run/Walk
Sunday, December 27 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Private event