Wise Trek

Wise Trek

Wise Trek programs offer visitors ages 50+ opportunities to get fit and grow together! 

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.

Check the Get Outside! Fitness page here for the most updated times and schedules. 


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. 

Check the Get Outside! Fitness page here for the most updated times and schedules.


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 and wildlife including 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 from November to May

For more information, contact cfortenberry@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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