Wise Trek programs offer visitors ages 50+ opportunities to get fit and grow together.
To sign up for any of the Wise Trek programs below, please click the green button below.
Strength + Balance
The strength and balance class will be a 45 minute class designed for seniors and people with type 2 diabetes. We will be working with light hand weights, resistance bands and small inflatable balls. Class will start with a brief warmup followed by strength training and light cardio, finishing with a cool down and stretch.
When: Tuesdays 1pm
Where: Front Lawn | First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
Geared toward adults age 50 and older, these guided hikes are scheduled monthly from November to April and are usually on the dirt trails at Shelby Farms Park. Please wear longpants and hiking shoes. A personal water bottle and snacks are recommended. Binoculars are optional. Please leave pets at home.
Upcoming hike dates coming soon.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenline Gardens Workshop Series
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy + Memphis Area Master Gardeners are teaming up for a series of workshops in the Greenline Gardens. The workshops will bring Park users of all ages together to learn more about the environment and to have a lot of fun!
Workshops will take place on the third Saturday each month from March to October at 9am in the Greenline Gardens.
Workshops are $5 per person, but free for Shelby Farms Park Conservancy Members (fees cover workshop materials).
February 18 | Building a Garden from the Ground Up
March 11 | Seedlings
April 8 | Companion Planting
Wise Trek Book Club
The Wise Trekkers Book Club group will meet monthly to discuss novels with an environmental angle to reflect the vision of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.
2017 books and dates coming soon!
Relieve stress and increase flexibility by participating in Tai Chi classes led by a certified instructor Richard Link, a Senior Trainer at Tai Chi for Health Institute. Tai Chi is an ancient practice that is enjoyable and safe for every fitness level. The slow, meditative movements of Tai Chi increase strength, range of motion and coordination. Classes can be enjoyed either sitting or standing. Comfortable shoes and loose clothing are recommended. Please bring a personal water bottle.
When: Wednesdays at 3pm
Where: AutoZone Front Porch at the First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
Custom Park Tours
Are you a part of a group that would like to learn more about the past, present and future of Shelby Farms Park? Schedule a guided tour and/or presentation for your group!
Groups of 10 or more: $25 suggested donation (proceeds help keep the Park clean, green + safe)