Woodland Discovery Playground

Woodland Discovery Playground

Did you know that this innovative play space was designed for kids, by kids?

Input from little play experts, play theorists and landscape architects shaped this special space, which has earned international awards for innovative and sustainable design!

In fact, the Woodland Discovery Playground was named one of the "16 Coolest Playgrounds in the World" by Mental Floss Magazine, and it was one of the first three sites in the world to earn Sustainable SITES Certification

The Woodland Discovery Playground features six play nests, each focused on a different type of play. Here, children of all ages abilities can discover new ways to play.

The Playground opens daily at 9am and closes one hour before sunset. 

Improvements Are Underway!

The Woodland Discovery Playground has seen a lot of fun over the years, and it is getting some important upgrades! 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 below.


  • Climbing Nest is currently closed--​​​​Construction is underway for improvements in the climbing nest in the playground! While the rest of the playground will remain open during construction, please be prepared for intermittent, temporary closures of some play spaces and the trails and exit road adjacent to the playground.

Thanks for your patience as we complete these important projects!

To arrange for your group of 10 or more visiting the Playground, please contact kcomer@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 222-7298. 

Play it safe!  Check out the Woodland Discovery Playground rules here.  

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