Franklin MTB Trails


Outdoor Encounter, The City of Franklin Parks & Rec, and Middleburg Communities worked together to bring this fun, fast and technical trail to the center of the community.

This Phase 1 section is just the beginning of a much larger mtb trail system currently being planned by the City of Franklin.

More information can be found here



Through a partnership between Outdoor Encounter and the Town of Thompson's Station, a TDOT Enhancement Grant for almost $700,000 was written and awarded.


With the assistance of this grant, we were able to design and construct the Greenway Trail Phase 1 from Tollgate Village to Preservation Park.

See full plan here

Nurto Dog Park


In 2014, Outdoor Encounter and Mars Petcare partnered with the Town of Thompson's Station to build the Nutro Dog Park. There is fenced 2 acre area for large dogs and a smaller fenced area for dogs under 25lb. A mulched surface trail meandors oround the perimeter of the park and along the Mccutchen Stream. 


See the Mars Petcare article and video about the park Here!

Soccer Fields


Outdoor Encounter proposed, managed and executed the design and construction of the Thompson's Station  Soccer Fields.


Thanks to our generous donors and partners in the project. 


Town of Thompson's Station

Williamson County Soccer Association

Partners for Parks

Alexander Trail


Outdoor Encounter proposed, managed and executed the design and construction of the Alexander Trail.


Located on the grounds of Thompson's Station Park and Heritage Park, this natural surface trail meanders approximately 3 miles through a beautiful wooded and hilly landscape. Bikers, hikers, trail runners, and walkers have the opportunity to travel back and forth from the Heritage schools, over the hill to Thompson's Station Park. Trailheads are located on both sides. 

South Trail Head - Located behind the ballfields at

Heritage Park Trail Head - Located behind the last pavilion

at Thompson's Station Park


What to expect:


HIKING - Moderate; The terrain is steep in some sections. 
BIKING - Moderate; The grade is steep in many sections. 



Dogs are welcome! 

Protect yourself and your dog by keeping them on a leash.