The Cason Lane Trailhead in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, connects to a long, paved trail that connects to the Stones River Battlefield Park, the site of one of the major battles of the Civil War, which resulted in the highest rate of casualties for both the Confederacy and the Union.
Today, this trail that leads to the Battlefield Park is informally called "The Greenway" because of how lush and green the surrounding area is. It's a nice place for a good walk and a great place for a dog park. The Cason Lane Trailhead Dog Park is not the largest dog park, at just under an acre, but it is beautiful.
The Cason Lane Trailhead Dog Park is surrounded by wrought iron fencing and covered in thick grass. The park has concrete walkways through it leading to an attractive covered pavilion, with a copper roof and columns that appear to have been partially made with stones.
Under the pavilion are fresh, new wooden picnic tables, a water fountain for people and puppies, and dispensers for poop bags. Just outside of the fence is a new playground and bathroom. The bathroom and the playground are both made with the same stained wood, wrought iron, and natural stones that were used in the dog park.
Clearly, a lot of thought went into the Cason Lane Trailhead Dog Park. Your leashed dog is welcome on the trail, although you are expected to clean up after your dog, so be sure to bring extra poop bags. There are water fountains and benches, as well as interpretive plaques along the trail.
The trail ends at the Battlefield Park where there are other trails for the park. If you choose to walk to the Battlefield Park, you should be aware that there are parts of the park that aren't welcome to dogs, although most of the park is open. The Cason Lane Trailhead is co-located with a large parking lot and is the perfect place for the start and end of a nice walk.