Joining the Herd

  We recently received a gift from a little Park fan named Cece. Four-year old Cece visited the Park with her mom, Emily, and took great interest in our buffalo herd. She asked her mom how she could help care for the buffalo, so they made their way to the temporary Visitor Center where Cece generously offered to donate $5 to help pay for the herd's food.   Cece visitng Bob the Buffalo in the VC   We shared Cece's thoughtful contribution with... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 6-27-16 | 0 comments
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Tour de Wolf Work

We're showing the Tour de Wolf trail some love this summer, and we could use your help to keep it in tip-top shape while this maintenance project takes place! The Tour de Wolf is one of the Park's best loved unpaved trails. It is popular with mountain bikers and hikers, and it sees a lot of traffic each year! We love to see so many people hitting the trails, but in order to keep the trail healthy, some repairs and reroutes are needed.  What sort of work is being done? ... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 6-17-16 | 0 comments
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Summer Heat Tips

With temperatures rising, our Park Rangers shared some helpful tips below to keep you safe in the summer heat! Remember -- hydration takes time, so plan to drink plenty of water before going outside, as well as while you are in the heat. Bring water with you, if possible, or head to one of the water fountains in the Park.  Water Fountains 3 water fountains are located at the Woodland Discovery Playground (2 on the west side of the restroom building, 1 at the main entrance of... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 6-16-16 | 0 comments
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Greenline in Running for National Honor

We have big news, Greenline fans -- your favorite trail has been nominated for possible induction in the Rails-to-Trails Hall of Fame! The Greenline is one of 5 finalist trails that have been selected nation-wide based on a significant list of merits, including community connections. While that is an honor in itself, you can help the Greenline have a chance at an even bigger, more official honor! This year's inductee will be sected through a public voting process, and here's where you... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 6-7-16 | 0 comments
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Vote for Your Favorite Park!

Thanks, Park Fans!  Because of you, Shelby Farms Park is once again in the final round of voting for The Commercial Appeal’s Memphis MOST contest.  We’ve been nominated as a “Best Park” and would love to have your vote! If you think we have the best trails, best lakes, best dog park, best playground, or even the best buffalo*, then we would appreciate your vote for BEST PARK in Memphis! Voting is open now at and you can vote once an... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 6-1-16 | 0 comments
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