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National Bike Month

Happy National Bike Month! Whether you want to save money on gas, enjoy the fresh air or get a little exercise (or a combination of all three!), there are many great reasons to ride a bike. National Bike Month only officially rolls around once a year, but Shelby Farms Park is a great place to hop on your bike and hit the trails any time of the year! In fact, Shelby Farms Park is home to more than 40 miles of paved and unpaved trails, which are great for both for avid bikers and for... Read More
at 5-17-16 | 0 comments
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Friday the 13th Isn't So Unlucky at the Park

Happy Friday the 13th, Park Fans! With this great weather, the day doesn't feel quite so unlucky! Here are 13 ways you can play the Park this weekend: 1. Hit the trails on horseback. 2. Paddle Pine Lake. 3. Swing through the trees with Go Ape. 4. Go fishing. 5. Climb and slide in the Woodland Discovery Playground. 6. Bike the Park. Don't have a bike? Rent one at the BCBST Bike Station at the corner of Farm Road and Mullins Station. 7. Play a round of paintball or laser... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 5-13-16 | 0 comments
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Bison Named National Mammal

Have you "herd" the great news? As of May 9, 2016, Bison (American buffalo) are now the official national mammal!  Why is this important? In our nation's not-so-distant history, buffalo were nearly hunted to extinction. Thankfully, conservation efforts around the country helped protect the dwindling herds and provided buffalo with the ability to thrive. Now, thanks to their new status, they have solidified a place of honor in American history! Are they buffalo or bison? The... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 5-12-16 | 0 comments
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Paw-some Play Day Coming Up

This Saturday (May 7) marks the return of the Dog-A-Roo Festival , presented by Memphis Veterinary Specialists, and we know more than a few pups who can hardly wait for the fun to start!  This year, the festival is moving to Gate 11 (arched gateway), and it will feature dozens of local pup-friendly vendors, costume and talent contests, meet-and-greet sessions with local veterinarians, rescue parades, demonstrations from local K-9 Units and a 4K run/walk you can do with your dog.... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Dailey at 5-3-16 | 0 comments
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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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