Tennessee April 24, 2019
You’ll Want To Visit This Tennessee Park That’s Five Times Bigger Than Central Park
Tennessee is known for being one of the most beautiful states in the south, so it may not come as a surprise to you that this West Memphis park is FIVE times bigger than the famed Central Park up in New York City. If you’re ever in Memphis, around Memphis, or driving through Memphis, a visit to Shelby Farms Park should be high on your list of priorities. It’s one of the most beautiful parks in the state, friends. Have you been?
Shelby Farms Park is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and stretches across a whopping 4,500 acres. Compared to the paltry 843 acres that make up New York's prime Central Park, the south sure knows how to upgrade a park.
Shelby Farms has been honored as one of the 20 largest urban parks in the entire United States. There are more than 20 bodies of water throughout the entire park, great for boating and fishing.
With more than 40 miles of paved and unpaved trails, and even a 10.65 mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail, it's a prime spot for locals and tourists.
The park boasts disc golf courses, as well as opportunities to indulge in games like laser tag, paintball and arrow tag. There are 10 acres of playing fields available for epic fun.
Make sure you check out the treetop adventure course as well, where you can indulge in ziplining, obstacle courses and even Tarzan swings. The course normally takes a few hours to complete, so make sure you show up with time to spare. Tickets to the Go Ape adventure park are available for purchase on the Shelby Farms official website.
If the kids are looking for something a bit more engaging than a walk through the gorgeous, wooded park or a boat ride on one of the many bodies of water, then the Woodland Discovery Playground or perhaps the Water Play Sprayground would make for a fun Saturday spent in the great outdoors.
Shelby Farms keeps an updated calendar that outlines park events and festivals on their website, so make sure to check throughout the year for fun new experiences.
Visit for yourself at 6903 Great View Drive North in Memphis, Tennessee, from 6:30am to 7:30pm. Happy frolicking in the park, friends!
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