Trail enhancements, recreation, and related business development along and close to the Thermal Belt Rail Trail will elevate it from a local recreational asset to a regional tourism destination.

Project Status

The Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority and its partners are working to provide extensive enhancements along the Thermal Belt Rail Trail throughout Rutherford County. These enhancements will include public art and gateways inviting users to visit the various communities along the trail, improved aesthetics, additional landscaping, pocket parks and more. This project is currently in the design phase.

Opportunities for Giving

There are extensive opportunities for giving that would support new public art, landscaping, pocket parks, and site furnishing along the trail.

Major Funding to Date

  • Meta (Facebook): $100,000
  • Rutherford County TDA: $300,000

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