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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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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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Greenline Set to Double in Distance

What's better than the Shelby Farms Greenline? TWO Shelby Farms Greenlines. Well, there won't be two, but the Greenline is set to double in length over the next couple of years! This expansion is happening in several different chunks, so we wanted to share the full picture with you and make sure you had the most up to date info on your beloved trail. Last Friday, we broke ground on the Shelby Farms Greenline Eastward Extension, taking the trail 4.15-miles from Farm Rd. out to Cordova.... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 8-11-15 | 2 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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