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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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$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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New Wayfinding Signs Coming to Shelby Farms Park

Kate Phillips, SFPC’s Facility Rentals Manager, has spent countless hours looking at maps, studying our trail system and putting herself in the mindset of a newcomer to Shelby Farms Park. These efforts have all been part of a larger plan to move people around the Park easily, so everyone can find and enjoy the gems that are tucked away in our 4,500 acres or know what is standing in plain sight. Hear from Kate as she details the long journey she’s taken to shorten others’ when... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 7-14-15 | 0 comments
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Beat the Heat: Protecting Your Pup from Rising Temperatures

There is no denying that summer time in Memphis is hot. Even on those days you're melting like a popsicle, your furry friend still wants to get out and play! And it’s a proven fact that Memphis’s coolest pups like to hang out at the Outback Offleash Dog Park. But, in this summer heat they need a little help staying cool.    The lakes in the Outback Off Leash Dog Park are a great way to have fun with your pup + keep them cool! Our friends over at Memphis Veterinary... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 6-23-15 | 0 comments
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