The Park at Harlinsdale Farm
This historic farm was sold by the Harlin family to the City of Franklin back in 2004, with the understanding that the city would develop the property as a passive park and protect its Tennessee Walking Horse breeding history. Today, it’s one of the most beautiful public spaces in Williamson County and is enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors every year.
The 200-acre park includes walking and hiking trails, a 4-acre dog park, a three-acre pond approved for catch and release fishing, a 5k soft turf track for walking or running, and an equestrian trail, as well as The Tractor Supply Arena, where Franklin Polo Academy holds its matches.
Lately, The Park at Harlinsdale is becoming best known for Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, a two-day music festival in September featuring rock, al-country, bluegrass, jazz, indie, and gospel musicians on six stages, as well as local artisans and food trucks.
The new Tractor Supply Co. Arena at Harlinsdale now hosts professional arena polo matches and instruction, horse shows of all kinds, and other public events.
Harlinsdale Farm was founded in 1933 by W. W. Harlin. In the mid-1940s, the farm gained notability for being the home of Midnight Sun, a Tennessee Walking Horse stallion who won two World Grand Championships in 1945 and 1946 according to Wikipedia.
239 Franklin Road
Franklin, TN 37064