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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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Heart of the Park - January 2016 Progress

Heart of the Park is starting to feel very real! Winter is in full swing, which means it’s a great time to be indoors. Luckily, our construction crew has been working hard to bring our vibrant indoor spaces to life in the new First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center and FedEx Event Center. Check out this quick update on progress; I hope you find the project's progress as exciting as we do!    Recently, I got to take a sneak peek of the facility progress, and it is truly incredible... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 2-2-16 | 4 comments
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Building Biodiversity | New Native Trees Coming to Shelby Farms Park

Hey Park fans! Recently, I posted about our biodiversity here at Shelby Farms Park and how we’re working to strengthen our web of life here at the park through our ten-year privet removal plan .  But removing species from the park doesn’t create a “web” itself; there’s a critical second step.  That’s why I’m back today to talk about how we’re strengthening our biodiversity, not through removal, but through additions!  Once invasive species are cleared out of the park,... Read More
at 10-6-15 | 2 comments
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Special Delivery | New Signs to Be Installed this Week!

Have you heard about our new Wayfinding signs that we're installing around the Park? Finally, after two years, we are ready to install the directional signs! Demonstration signs were tested last week and permanent signs will start going in this week. Anywhere you see these holes... ...You will soon see these signs helping you navigate your way around this 4,500 park!  These signs are part of the $70M of improvements we are bringing to the Park by the end of 2016. ... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 8-4-15 | 0 comments
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How the US Women's National Team World Cup Victory Parallels SFPC's Renovations

Happy Fourth Park Friends! What better way to celebrate our Nation's Independence than winning the World Cup while sporting our red, white and ... neon green? That exhilaration you felt Sunday about the Women's National Team's historic win, witnessing the fastest hat trick in a Women's or Men's World Cup and watching our national mascot come out for the show- that exhilaration is what you will surely feel about our Heart of the Park renovations when they open in 2016. ... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 7-6-15 | 0 comments
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