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Category: Healthy Living

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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Parks' Role in Civil Rights

Yesterday, we celebrated the man who has become synonymous with the words, "I Have a Dream".  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against racial inequality, inspired people to dream of a different world and compelled people to take action and achieve equality for all people. Today, we remember MLK's life and hard work to leave a better world and we look closely at society and what still needs to be done. Inspired by the great work Martin Luther King Jr. did for our country, I wanted to... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 1-19-16 | 1 comments
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What You Should Know About Deer This Time Of Year

Oh, deer—It’s that time of year!    For deer at Shelby Farms Park, love is in the air and that means they are on a mission and will boldly go wherever they think they can get a date. That’s right—it’s mating season, which is also known as the “rut” or “rutting period.” The rut takes place as days get shorter and typically lasts one to three months (October-January), ensuring that the gestation period will end in the spring time when the weather is warmer so that fawns... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 1-6-16 | 1 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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