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Grant Grows SFPC's Greenline Gardens

Such pretty gardens, right? Those were our gardens before renovations. You may be wondering what on this great green Earth needed to be changed about them.  If you look past the bright Spring green, you will see the root of our problem: the beds.  Like your bed at home, our beds were made out of wood. Hopefully unlike yours at home, our wooden beds were outside and were rapidly being weathered away from sun and water exposure. They could barely contain the soil threatening to... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 6-30-15 | 1 comments
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Beat the Heat: Protecting Your Pup from Rising Temperatures

There is no denying that summer time in Memphis is hot. Even on those days you're melting like a popsicle, your furry friend still wants to get out and play! And it’s a proven fact that Memphis’s coolest pups like to hang out at the Outback Offleash Dog Park. But, in this summer heat they need a little help staying cool.    The lakes in the Outback Off Leash Dog Park are a great way to have fun with your pup + keep them cool! Our friends over at Memphis Veterinary... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 6-23-15 | 0 comments
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Sustain Our Herd

This weekend at the Park, we'll be thinking of our main man, the lone male bull of the buffalo herd. We're offering a new way that you can help feed our favorite bull-headed man while supporting yours this Sunday with our Father's Day Buffalo Adoptions and Feed the Herd program.  Do you have a father who provides for you each year? Who maybe eats more food than anyone else you know (like our healthy bull)? Do you have a man in your life who makes extra cheesy jokes like: Well next... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 6-16-15 | 0 comments
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June Volunteer Spotlight | Marilynn Weedon

June Volunteer Spotlight | Marilyn Weedon Marilynn has volunteered at the Park for 4 years and counting! We are so happy to name her the volunteer of the month. Read all about her love for the Park and what she enjoys doing here, below. When did you start volunteering at the Park? I started volunteering at the Visitor Center desk in August, 2011, a couple of months after I retired from CBHS. I love providing maps and information to visitors about the Park's attractions, especially the... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 6-9-15 | 0 comments
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Technology Transforming Access, Experience and Opportunities at the Park

What leads you to a park? What makes it attractive? How do you learn more about what happens in green spaces?  Trails, right?  They physically lead you in to a park, are a big attraction and show you, first hand, what is happening in a park.  But what about technology? Shelby Farms Park, at least, is attracting talent and visitors through technology. Whether it is social media, interactive google maps, or our free Shelby Farms Park app, there are countless ways... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 6-2-15 | 0 comments
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