Wise Trek

Wise Trek

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 here.

Questions?
You can reach us at programs@shelbyfarmspark.org.


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 at 1:30pm
Where: First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center Front Lawn
Cost: FREE
 

Tai Chi

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 
Cost: Free
 


Trekkers FAMILY Hike

Join us for monthly guided hikes geared toward ages 50+! Hikes are dependent on weather, so please call (901) 222-7275 for the latest trail conditions before heading to the Park.

Led by a Shelby Farms Park Interpretive Docent, these walks are geared toward those ages 50+ and their families.  Our walks, which are on paved trails, will provide exercise at a comfortable pace.  You'll enjoy a chat about Park history, buffaloes and birds.  Reservations are not required.  There is no cost for these events, but donations to the Park are appreciated.  Remember your walking shoes, appropriate outdoor clothing and water bottles!  Due to the tripping hazard, pets should stay home. 

Location:  Meet at the First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center

When: First Sunday of each month, 2-3pm

For more information, contact programs@shelbyfarmspark.org.

 


Trekkers Hike

 

Join us for monthly guided hikes geared toward ages 50+! Hikes are dependent on weather, so please call (901) 222-7275 for the latest trail conditions before heading to the Park.

Led by a Shelby Farms Park Interpretive Docent, these short hikes are geared toward those ages 50+.  Our hikes will take us on the paved and unpaved trails in the Park.  We'll get some exercise at a comfortable pace and may even see some wildlife.  Reservations are not required.  There is no cost for these events, but donations to the Park are appreciated.  Remember your walking shoes, appropriate outdoor clothing and water bottles!  Binoculars are optional.  Due to the tripping hazard, pets should stay at home. 

Location: Meet at First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center. 

When:  October 28, November 18, December 16
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
 

For more information, contact programs@shelbyfarmspark.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 are $5 per person, but free for Shelby Farms Park Conservancy Members (fees cover workshop materials). 


Wise Trek Book Club

The Wise Trek Book Club discusses novels with an environmental angle to reflect the vision of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. 

For more information, contact programs@shelbyfarmspark.org.


Wise Trek Board Game Meet-Up

Discover new board games or play old favorites with new friends at the Board Game Meet-Up.

For more information, contact programs@shelbyfarmspark.org.


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)

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