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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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Treats Without the Tricks

Our Booffalo has an important message for you that's sure to brighten this rainy day! Calling all goblins and ghouls, Little super heroes, witches And princesses with jewels. We're inviting you all To join us in celebrating Halloween this Fall! Not up for the tricks, scares and boo's? Come enjoy Trunk or Treat, Candy AND fun, you don't have to choose! So put on your costumes, Grab your bucket and a friend. Head to Shelby Farms Park And look just around the bend. We'll have... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 10-27-15 | 2 comments
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New Guests Arrive at Cluckingham Palace

After a month of hard work, the new chicken coop pictured above is finally ready to welcome its first guests who were born yesterday! Affectionately named Cluckingham Palace by our Farm to Fork Fellows, the chicken coop is our fancy structure custom built for our 12 new chicks who will arrive this week.  But how did we get to the point where we were hosting our second group of park residents, after the popular buffalo? Let's start from the beginning. The Greenline Gardens is an... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 8-18-15 | 1 comments
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First Fall Break Camp Deemed a Success by Critics

"Waking up and knowing I'm going to have fun" This is how one camper described her experience at SFPC's new Fall Break Camp, presented by Baptist Memorial Hospital, earlier this month.  The camp received stellar reviews from critics who matter: the campers. In a survey the campers took at the end of their week at the Park, every one of the 38 kids reported they had a great or okay time and would come again.   Above: Surveys from camp (we're assuming the second image... Read More
Posted by Betsy Peterson at 10-21-14 | 1 comments
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