Category: Greenline

Hydration Station at Mile 0.0

It looks like we've made it through the worst of winter here in Memphis and something else survived the freezes with us... our new water fountain!! Last Fall, in 2015, SFPC installed our first freeze-proof fountain at the Park! I'm sure you had to turn off your water once or twice this winter when temperatures dropped. Well, we do the same thing at the Park. All the fountains in the Park have to be turned off during the winter months to prevent pipes from bursting in the cold.  Until... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 3-1-16 | 0 comments
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Spreading the News | Stories about Shelby Farms Park

Shelby Farms Park has been popping up in the news a lot lately! We want to make sure you didn't miss any of the great stories recently, so we've compiled them for you below.  Heart of the Park In addition to our blog post last week featuring some photos and internal updates on construction, there are several articles and slideshows documenting progress towards finishing the Heart of the Park project! Peruse the articles below: Progress Report: Inside the Heart of the... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 2-16-16 | 0 comments
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2015 In Pictures

2015 was a big year for Shelby Farms Park! We celebrated being named one of the "16 Coolest Playgrounds in the World" by Mental Floss Magazine, welcomed a world-class treetop adventure to Pine Lake and made a lot of progress on Heart of the Park. Check out the photo recap of a few highlights from 2015. We are so glad you spent the year with us, and we are so excited to set off on new adventures with you in 2016!  Go Ape Launch     Spring, Summer + Fall Break Break... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 1-5-16 | 0 comments
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$100k awarded to SFPC for Greenline Access Project

Yes, you read correctly. SFPC received $100,000 to help construct access to an area of high need along the Shelby Farms Greenline. The grant funds from Commissioner Heidi Shafer's Community Enhancement Grant fund are going to support the Perkins to Greenline neighborhood access. The Perkins to Greenline Neighborhood Access will provide a connector trail, stairs and a handicap accessible ramp to the Greenline near the Perkins Road overpass, shown in the image above. This will link neighbors to... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 10-13-15 | 0 comments
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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
at 9-28-15 | 0 comments
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