Spring Cleaning | Preparing the Trails for Warm Weather Riders

Mid South Trails Association are our super hero volunteers who help us care for the Wolf River Trails in the Lucius Burch Jr. Natural Area forest. They are such a tight crew they even have their own lingo:  MSTA:  Cut the yellow power line trail, but had to do a flash clear of the blue as I went through all my gas. Also cleared the blue south to the greenway and back to WG on yellow. It's a solid start. Translation:  The blue and yellow trails were trimmed between Walnut... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 5-26-15 | 0 comments
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Interested in Internships? Q+A with Our Interns

Shannon Kelly moved to Memphis all the way from New York to intern at the Park this Spring and proved herself so indispensable it was hard to see her leave. Read about her experience with the SFPC Events + Programs team below: When asked to complete a full time 14-week internship in order to graduate from SUNY Cortland, I automatically thought this was my opportunity to get out of New York, meet new people and further my career. While looking for internships my biggest priority was being... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 5-19-15 | 0 comments
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May Volunteer Spotlight | Larry Bomar

Introducing May's Volunteer of the Month, Larry Bomar! The Events + Programs Team is excited to feature Larry Bomar, a volunteer who has served Shelby Farms Park for years. This is a spotlight SFPC does each month in our Events + Programs newsletter. Read on about Larry below! How often do you volunteer? I have been a volunteer at Shelby Farms Park for over 2 years. I enjoy meeting visitors to the Park and giving information/directions to the park amenities. What does the park mean to you? ... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 5-15-15 | 0 comments
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The Shelby Farms Greenline: Your Flattest Route on Bike to Work Day This Friday

Happy Bike Month! When was the last time you were out on two wheels? Was it last year? Last time it was sunny?  There's no better place to get back on the horse, er bike, than at Shelby Farms Park. We know because we are now, officially, a bronze level Bike Friendly Business! The Park is one of 32 certified bike friendly businesses in the state and one of only three businesses certified in Memphis!  Need proof? Well, the award information is here , but you can... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 5-8-15 | 0 comments
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Finally, Food in the Park | Announcing our Restaurant Opening in 2016!

Uniting the community, improving health, promoting local.  Sounds like what we do at Shelby Farms Park. Those descriptors also embody what the restaurant coming to the Park in 2016 is all about. The Kitchen is a group of restaurants started by Kimbal Musk and Hugo Matheson in Boulder, Colorado. They have set out to bring fresh back to food, keeping everything local and all their recipes simple, flavorful and satisfying, and they have chosen Memphis as their next home. With our... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 5-5-15 | 11 comments
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