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Summer Fun in the Park

Tuesday, June 21 is the official start of summer and Shelby Farms Park is your official headquarters for summer fun.   

Ready to start playing?  Plan your play day here. 

Want a little more info?  Check out our bucket list so you don’t miss out on a single adventure at the Park.

Boat rentals - Yippee kayak! Paddling the Park is a great way to beat the heat.  Whether you want canoes, kayaks, SUPs or paddleboats, our team will help you paddle the day away! 

Canoes + Cocktails - This event is the hottest ticket in town and has the best views of Memphis sunsets from iconic Hyde Lake! Enjoy a guided evening sunset paddle on the lake followed by socially-distant cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, yard games and music. We do it every Friday evening through September, but tickets go fast.  Grab yours here

Bike rentals - Cruise through the Park’s paved trails on a bike! We have several adult sizes, plus kids’ bikes and trailers.  Our team will help fit you with the perfect sized bike to comfortably enjoy your day at the Park.  Rent your bikes here

MEMPopS - Looking for a yummy treat after all the fun in the sun? Pop over to the Lake’s Edge Gift Shop and check out the days’ MEMPopS choices. 

Water Play Sprayground - It’s the coolest place in town! The Water Play Sprayground has four hours of come and go play time.Water Play Tuesday sessions are one (1) hour of FREE play time!  Click here to book your morning or afternoon play session of great splashing opportunities. 

Woodland Discovery Playground - The Playground is open!  We missed play days, but are excited that this well-loved space is now open for fun daily from 9am to an hour before sunset. 

Climbing Boulders - While the Playground was closed, we were busy adding a little fun by installing two new kids’ boulders! These climbing boulders are 7 feet tall and 6 feet in diameter and have hand and footholds carved into the surface with varying levels of difficulty.  Want to learn more?  Click here

Fitness Classes - From pilates to tai chi, you’ll see it in our summer line up of free fitness classes. 

We are serving up fun daily from sunrise to sunset and we can’t wait to see you in the Park this summer! 

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