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BIG RIVER TRAIL

The stage is being set for an October 22nd opening of the Big River Crossing, the bike/ped path across the Harahan Bridge. Many Memphis residents have asked, “Why do we want to go over there?” Several have jokingly offered that Pancho’s is the only attraction but there is far more to see than a bowl […]

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TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

SKIPPING STONES How do you connect to the Mississippi River? Not in the hippy-dippy “feeling the power and history flow through me” sense but in the actual, physical, how do you get to the River? Maybe we should start by quantifying “connecting.” There are less than a handful of places within the City of Memphis […]

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911 TRAIL SIGNS

What would happen if you were riding on one of our beautiful greenlines or greenways and you had an accident? You or someone near you would call 911. How would you tell the operator where to find you? The beauty of the greenways is their seclusion from traffic, but that also poses some safety concerns. […]

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BAYOU A BICYCLE

RIDE LIKE A KID Kids don’t care about what their hair looks like, or how sweaty they get or how they smell as a result. They also don’t care about distance, at least not the way adults do. When I was growing up in West Memphis my bicycle ride to school was like 5 miles […]

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RIDING UP FRONT

THE COMFORT ZONE At this point we’re past the derisive, “Why don’t you go ride your bicycle at x place instead of on the street?” At least I wish we are. I think that as a society, even in Memphis, we have come to accept the bicycle as a form of transportation. But as we […]

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KIRBY ACCESS

THERE’S NO ESCAPE It’s a fact of Memphis life that you will do some kind of business in the Poplar Corridor at least once a week. It’s not without its competition (looking at you Summer Avenue) but it is the de facto business district of Memphis. Perhaps city geography and 1970’s traffic flow culture can […]

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THE EAST ARTERY

ALL GREENLINES LEAD TO SHELBY FARMS In addition to the myriad improvements that Shelby Farms Park is currently engaged with in their Heart of the Park campaign they have tacked on an extension to the Shelby Farms Greenline that will give easier access to neighborhoods to the east of the Park. What was originally slotted […]

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OVERTON PARK COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET

PARK TO TABLE Beginning September 3rd Overton Park will have its own farmers market. The Evergreen Community Farmers Market will be relocating from their University Street location to the East Parkway Pavilion in Overton Park. This means better access to local foods for the Binghamton, Tucker Jefferson, and Rhodes College neighborhoods. From the new location […]

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March Featured Trail: Grizzlies Riverfront Fitness Trail

After a very successful three-month trial, RiverFit will remain at Tom Lee Park indefinitely! Come check out Memphis’ first fully accessible pop-up fitness park that features six exercise stations (obstacle course, plyo boxes, ab station, battle ropes, monkey bars, and a pull-up station), a popular soccer field, and two sand volleyball courts. RiverFit is possible thanks […]

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Mid South Greenways Regional News: Winter 2014/2015

Welcome to the Mid South Greenways Regional News for Winter 2014/2015. Quarterly we celebrate the progress that our member organizations have made in the region towards advancing parks, greenways, and open space initiatives. We profile a local park or trail. We feature a new key partnership. And, we provide information on national best practices to […]

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Construction Begins on Big River Crossing (Harahan Bridge)

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November Featured Trail: Riverwoods State Natural Area

Riverwoods State Natural area is one of 83 state designated natural areas in Tennessee. The State Natural Area designation only protects sites of the highest ecological importance. Riverwoods contains key wetlands habitat that supports a rich variety of native wildlife and plant species. The 21-acre reserve is an ecological island of wealth located near the […]

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Mid South Greenways Regional News: Fall 2014

  Welcome to the Mid South Greenways Regional News for Fall 2014. Quarterly we celebrate the progress that our member organizations have made in the region towards advancing parks, greenways, and open space initiatives. We profile a local park or trail. We feature a new key partnership. And, we provide information on national best practices […]

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Regional News: Spring 2014

Welcome to the Mid South Greenways Regional News for Spring 2014. Quarterly we celebrate the progress that our member organizations have made in the region towards advancing parks, greenways, and open space initiatives. We profile a local park or trail. We feature a new key partnership. And, we provide information on national best practices to […]

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May Featured Trail: Overton Park Bike Gate and Forest Trails

On April 19, the Overton Park Bike Gate officially opened with a large crowd of local cyclists, active families, and park enthusiasts cheering its arrival. The Bike Gate now creates a new entrance to the park at the intersection of Sam Cooper and East Parkway and makes it easier for visitors to access its internal […]