Custom Park Tours
Guided tours introduce visitors to the history of Shelby Farms Park and to the plans and amenities that are shaping its bright future. These tours are led by interpretive docents, and the programs can be customized to accommodate all abilities -- from highly activity walking tours to drive-through tours for groups with limited mobility. Tours must be scheduled in advance.
Take a hands-on walking tour of the native tree species that call the Park, "home!" Guided arboretum tours provide an opportunity to see, touch and ask questions about these special trees. You can also explore the Arboretum on your own using this pamphlet designed by a local Boy Scout.
Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to make a $25 suggested donation to help keep the Park clean, green and safe.
Ready to book a tour?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelby Farms Park is an outdoor classroom, and field trips can be customized to help you bring traditional classroom lessons to life! Programs are led by a certified educator and/or interpretive docents, including certified naturalists.
Park Field Trips
Experience hands-on learning opportunities on the topics below!
Can't make it to the Park? We can bring the Park to you! Mobile Classroom topics: Mysterious Mammals, Reptile's World and Insane Insects
Reservations for field trips and mobile classroom visits must be made at least 10 days in advance, and a $25 deposit is due at time of reservation. For more information and to reserve your field trip or mobile classroom visit, please contact Christina Fortenberry at email@example.com or (901) 222-7265.
Junior Naturalist Notebook
This free resource was designed to help students and scouts get an up-close look at the plants and animals that call the Park's ecosystems, "home." Hard copies can be picked up in the First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center, or you can download a digital version here.
The Shelby Farms Park fun patch is available for scouts of all levels! Patches are available for purchase ($1.50 each), and can be ordered via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLAYGROUND WORK - Over the next year, portions of the playground may be temporarily and intermittently closed as we repair, replace and redo elements that need some attention. Keep up with progress and closures on the Playground page.