Rutherford County Conservation Board

The Rutherford County Conservation Board has sponsored a county-wide recreation program for the past 47 years. Each board member commits to serve a 5 year term. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our board.


Our Board Members

Michael Shirley

5089 Lytle Creek Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37127

John Marshall

119 Nutcracker Ct.
Eagleville, TN 37060

Tim Roediger

1179 Ithaca Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN. 37130

Clarence Brandon

7446 Woodbury Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37127

Ben Cates

10649 Shepherd Road
Readyville, TN 37149


Joseph Reed, Director of Recreation

5024 Lady Thatcher Drive
Murfreesboro, Tn. 37129

Bill Ketron, County Mayor

Count Courthouse, One Public Square
Room 101
Murfreesboro, Tn.
Phone: (615) 898-7745
Fax: (615) 898-7747


Anthony Tuggle, Extension Agent
315 John Rice Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129




Our Summer Program

Welcome to Rutherford County Rec. We offer many recreational opportunities at sites throughout Rutherford county.

Ben Cates

Ben Cates served as County Recreation Director since its inception in 1972. Ben inspired us with his leadership, wisdom, guidance, and his wonderful sense of humor. Some of us still miss his 1983 Olds ("Ole Blue") that he bought new and is still driving. Thank you Mr. Cates for 46 great years!

Recreation Mission

To serve the recreational needs of our citizens.