Shelby Farms Park

Shelby Farms Park

Located in the geographic center of Shelby County, Shelby Farms Park is an urban oasis. At 4,500 acres, the Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country. Shelby Farms Park is home to dozens of lakes and ponds, which are fit for fishing and paddling. The rolling hills, open meadows, and trails, both paved and unpaved, provide nearly unlimited access to a sprawling natural space. Whether hiking through the wooded areas of taking in the scenery during a stroll across the Wolf River Pedestrian Bridge, visitors are sure make a personal connection with the Park.


Dozens of neighborhoods are now physically connected to the park via the Shelby Farms Greenline, a 6.5 mile urban trail running from the northern border of Shelby Farms Park to Midtown Memphis.


At the heart of the Park is the new Woodland Discovery Playground. This innovative and unique play space connects children with nature and invites them to engage in creative interaction with the world around them and with each other. The playground opens the door for fun and invites a sense of adventure into everyday play and fosters the building blocks for leading a healthy, active lifestyle. In addition, the playground sets a new national standard for environmentally sustainable design by being among the first projects certified by the Sustainable Sites Initiative.


Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline are managed and operated by the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. Our vision is to give rise to a celebrated 21st century park that defines and shapes a great city. Each year, we raise more than $2 million to manage and operate Shelby Farms Park and the Shelby Farms Greenline. 

Learn more about SFPC's visionary master plan for Shelby Farms Park! 

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