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Proof That We'll Deliver

SFPC has lofty goals for the renovations coming to the Park. We've committed to delivering the Heart of the Park project on time and on budget. If you've watched the aerial video of construction you may think it all looks too good to be true. Need some reassurance that this will all become a realization next year in 2016? Take a look at our demonstration projects.  The iconic structures and pathways to the Park that come to mind when you hear of Shelby Farms Park serve as concrete... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 1-19-15 | 0 comments
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A Vital Volunteer

With more than 40 miles of trails not to mention the rest of the 4,500 acres we care for, and only 11 rangers on staff, we need every single one of the 35,000 hours of volunteer service we gleaned in 2014. Many of our volunteers teach programs, help with events and tree plantings, and a few are brave enough to tackle the trails. The Mid South Trails Association (MSTA) partners with SFPC to clear the trails in the Lucius Burch Jr. Natural Area, south of Walnut Grove Rd. With so many acres and... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 1-12-15 | 0 comments
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2015 at the Park

The word for the year? "Change".  Okay, you can never choose just one word. "Growth" also represents this coming year at Shelby Farms Park, according to Laura Morris. I sat down and talked with SFPC's Executive Director about the year ahead -and yes this is the same Laura that has been at the Park for years; her big change came last year when she married and changed her name from Adams to Morris.  Laura noted that "change and in equal part growth" summarizes the year ahead,... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 1-6-15 | 0 comments
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