Harpeth River Blueway Project
As a joint endeavor between the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) and the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association
(TSRA), the vision of the Project is to promote recreational opportunities, safety and the preservation of natural and cultural features along the Harpeth River through the provision of canoe/kayak access sites and accompanying signage. This exciting opportunity will involve the cooperation of several key parties at the state and local levels, including the Kingston Springs Fire & Rescue Department in Cheatham County, who have obtained landowner permissions and installed river mile markers on a stretch of the Harpeth to improve the ability of emergency responders to locate people in need of assistance on the river. Additionally, TDOT is providing mile marker, paddling access, and bridge signs. These combined efforts will be of tremendous benefit to people who live and recreate in the area.
In kicking off the Harpeth River Blueway activities, a new access point was recently constructed by TSRA at the Williamson County Recreation Center in Franklin. Other proposed locations include Pinkerton Park in Franklin and a site within the Harpeth River State Park system. With the provision of the CEG funding, we look forward to erecting another access site in the Davidson County area and furthering the goals of the Harpeth River Blueway.
Ribbon cutting at new canoe launch at Williamson County Recreation Center in Franklin