Play the Park

This month, we are wishing the Woodland Discovery Playground a happy 5th birthday!  Did you know that this innovate play space was designed for kids, by kids?  Input from little play experts, play theorists and landscape designers resulted in the play space you see today, which earned Sustainable Sites Certificatio n and was name one of the coolest playgrounds in the world by Mental Floss Magazine.  The playground features six play nests, each focusing on... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 4-19-16 | 0 comments
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Run the Race that Runs the Park

Are you looking for a fun way to support the Park you love? Join us for the fifth annual Earth Day 5K on Sunday, April 17! The forecast looks great, and it should be a perfect day to enjoy the Park! The race kicks off at 2pm, and it will wind through some of your favorite parts of the Park. A portion of the course winds past the buffalo range, so be sure to keep an eye out for our newest herd members, including this cute little one:  After crossing the finish line, all... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 4-12-16 | 0 comments
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Ranger in the Classroom

Park Ranger Cody Herron can usually be found working hard in the fields and forests of Shelby Farms Park, but he recently spent some time in the classroom at Immanuel Lutheran School. Not all schools have the chance to come to the Park, but thanks to our mobile classroom program, we can bring the Park to them! Ranger Cody shared animal artifacts and gave some insight into the day-to-day life of a Park Ranger -- a job that never gets boring! When we checked the mail recently, we were... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 3-22-16 | 0 comments
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Water, Water, Everywhere!

Last week was filled with wet weather. Starting on Thursday it rained...and rained...and rained some more. And just when you thought it couldn't possibly rain another drop, even more came down. And all I could think about as I watched the water around the Park starting to rise was one of my favorite childhood cartoons (video below). So. Much. Water. Throughout the day, Park Rangers braved the storms to make sure the Park was okay, and they were nice enough to share some photos from... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 3-15-16 | 0 comments
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Spring Break Fun

Are you sticking around Memphis for Spring Break? Shelby Farms Park offers plenty of ways to have a getaway without ever leaving the city! 1. Send your little explorer to Spring Break Camp ! Kids in grades 3-6 will spend the week exploring and learning about Shelby Farms Park. 2. Hit the trails on horseback . 3. Get hooked on fishing ! Did you know there are more than a dozen fishable lakes at the Park? 4. Paddle across scenic Pine Lake. ... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 3-8-16 | 0 comments
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