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Where there's a Wheel, there's a Way

As the Mid South Greenways coordinator, Cort Percer holds expert knowledge on how to navigate the gaps in cycling access and get from one bike lane, greenway or park to another. We reached out to him for a guest blog on greenways in the city and learned some new routes to the park. Enjoy the virtual cycling tour of Memphis that Cort brings to life below. "Like Rome, there are a myriad of ways to get to Shelby Farms Park. It's situated pretty close to the middle of Shelby County and it's... Read More
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September Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer of the Month | Jonathan Edwards  Interview by Natalie Wilson, SFPC Manager of Events + Programs October is almost here which means cool, fall temperatures, pumpkin spiced lattes and the opening of Spooky Nights in Shelby Farms Park! Beginning its third year as a fundraising event for the park, Spooky Nights has become a Mid-South tradition for thousands of Halloween enthusiasts to enjoy park life at night! From enjoying Memphis’ only haunted trail, zombie... Read More
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Fishing at the Park

Ranger Cody, our resident Naturalist at the Park has provided this week's blog post, which is inspired by a recent study that assessed the health of our lakes. He reviewed the recommendations and has some advice for our fishermen and women out there who play a role in managing our lakes. As we mentioned a couple weeks ago, habitats have to be managed and we could use your help!   A Quick Guide to Fishing in Shelby Farms Park.  There are dozens of opportunities to fish, with... Read More
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Your Guide to Picnicking at the Park

Your Guide to Picnicking at the Park by Austin Beckford, SFPC Development Assistant and avid frisbee golfer Now that we’re (theoretically) through the hottest part of the summer, it’s picnic time once again! Picnics are a great way to enjoy the best sights and sounds the Park has to offer, while enjoying the best tastes that you have to offer. Picnic Areas, Great and ­­Small When choosing a picnic area, consider first the size of your group. Larger groups may want to consider for a... Read More
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Managing Biodiversity

Posted by Madeline McCann, SFPC Development + Communications Intern It’s easy to think of parks like Shelby Farms as pure, untarnished nature – wilderness growing free in the heart of the city. Of course, this isn’t exactly the case. Interning with the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy has reminded me of one of the first, and perhaps one of the most surprising lessons I learned when I started studying ecology: natural and healthy aren’t always the same thing. Here at the park, we’re... Read More
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