Welcome to Shelby Farms Park


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Shelby Farms Park Conservancy's current efforts
in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, please
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At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country! Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the Park is both a vibrant community hub and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. 

Public parks like Shelby Farms Park play an important role in creating a just and equitable community for all, and everyone is welcome here! Whether you play the Park on foot, on wheels, in the trees, in the open or on the water, Shelby Farms Park has something for everyone.

Shelby Farms Park features more than 40 miles of trails, both paved and unpaved, that are popular for walking, biking, running and hiking. The Park's trail network includes Shelby Farms Greenline, an iconic 10.65-mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail that connects the heart of Memphis to the heart of Cordova through Shelby Farms Park.  

The Park is home to more than 20 bodies of water which provide plenty of opportunities for fishing.

It's also home to a herd of buffalo! Learn more about our most iconic residents here!

Kids can play and discover all sorts of fun at the award-winning Woodland Discovery Playground and make a splash at the Water Play Sprayground

For more unique adventures, try horseback riding, treetop adventures or play a game of paintball or laser tag.

There is even fun to be had for four-legged friends! Dogs are welcome to explore the Park's trails (on-leash, leash in hand at all times) and to visit The Outback for off-leash fun! 

If you work up an appetite, grab a quick snack in the Lake's Edge Gift Shop, or head to one of the local restaurants located in the Park! 

Shelby Farms Park is special, and it's a great setting for special events! Indoor and outdoor venues are available for meetings, picnics, festivals, races, galas, weddings and more! The best part? Your rental fees support Park operations! To start planning your event, click here.

Shelby Farms Park is a people-powered park--more than 80% of the Park's $5.2 million operating budget comes from donations and earned revenue! Shelby Farms Park and Greenline are managed and operated by Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. To support the daily operations of Shelby Farms Park and Greenline, please click here to make a one-time or recurring donation. Your support will help keep the Park and Greenline clean, green, open, operating and safe for the whole community!

To see how Shelby Farms Park Conservancy puts donor dollars to work (and play!), check out our latest Annual Report online here or download a copy here.

The Park and Greenline are open from sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year. You can find sunrise/set times on the home page of our website.

It's your park--come enjoy it! 


Creating a positive Visitor Experience is at the core of our Park mission, and your feedback helps us continue to make Shelby Farms Park America's next great urban park. 
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For information and updates on Cheffie's Cafe, click here.
For information and updates on Coastal Fish Company, click here


There remains an inherent and elevated risk of potential exposure to COVID-19 in any public place and any space where people are present. While we are committed to enhanced cleaning standards in an effort to keep you as healthy and safe as possible, we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed. By visiting Shelby Farms Park, engaging in any rental opportunity or activity, or attending any event at the Park or at the FedEx Event Center, each visitor does so at their own risk of such exposure. 



Parks are powerful places for strengthening communities, and in stressful times like these, they play an important role in community health and well-being. Spending time in nature and engaging in physical activity can reduce stress and lower anxiety, which is beneficial not only now, but also for long-term health.

At this time, Shelby Farms Park will remain open with regular operating hours. Our goal is to remain open as a resource for the community for as long as it is safely possible.

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy (SFPC) is closely monitoring the rapidly changing developments of the COVID-19 situation and will continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines, as well as the recommendations of local health officials. 

The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff are our top priority. Here are some of the ways we’re staying on top of this:

  • We are educating staff on preventive measures outlined by the CDC and local health officials.
  • While we already maintain high cleaning standards, we are increasing the frequency of cleaning procedures.
  • Some programs, activities and events may be temporarily suspended or rescheduled, or canceled. Updates closures, postponements and cancellations will be posted at the top of this section.

While we would love to see you in the park, if you’re feeling sick, we urge you to stay home and to follow the CDC’s recommendations.

Stay safe and healthy, Park fans!


When you visit Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline, you are entering an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By agreeing to these terms, you consent to your image and likeness captured via photography, audio recording, video recording and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and its representatives. You release the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, its employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or audio recordings, and you waive all rights to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use of these materials. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Shelby Farms Park Conservancy or the person or entity designated to do so.

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