Heart of the Park Enhancement

Shelby Farms Park is excited to announce major improvements that will give the park new amenities, more adventures, healthier ecology and a lot more to love.

Heart of the Park is a visionary reimagining of Patriot Lake - a well-loved but ecologically dysfunctional lake in the center of the Park, which was created when dirt was needed to cap a nearby landfill. 

From humble beginnings, the Heart of the Park will become a vibrant and diverse community hub, an environmental teaching tool, an important part of the business plan to sustain the Park, a gathering place for health and recreation, relaxation and big water adventure. It will be an exemplar for innovative urban landscape design, environmentally responsive architecture, and world class programming for health, happiness and inclusion for the Mid-South.   

We invite you to look over the site to learn about all of the new amenities, the phases of construction, the map of the proposed additions, and the ways our upgrades will affect the current state of the park

We are excited about what's to come, and we want you to be a part of it every step of the way. Check out these links to learn more:

News + Updates

New Amenities


Detours + Disruptions

Ecological Restoration

Maps + Video

Heart of the Park Donors

Shelby Farms Park Master Plan

Heart of the Park FAQ

View this video to see animation of Heart of the Park! 

100% dd animation (1) from Jen Andrews on Vimeo.

We look forward to your favorite park becoming your new favorite park!

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