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RiverPlay Pop-Up Park Now Open at Memphis Riverfront

Photo: Crystal Cason
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Thanks to The Fourth Bluff project, Memphis Riverfront will be home to a new temporary pop-up park, RiverPlay, starting May 5th.

Riverplay Pop Up Park

Photo: Crystal Cason

Riverplay hours:

  • Sunday-Thursday: 3pm-8pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 3pm-10pm
  • Cost: Free!
Riverplay Pop Up Park

Photo: Crystal Cason

RiverPlay will have a variety of features including playing fields, basketball courts, a skating rink, and an area for Memphis’s best food trucks. At this new downtown hotspot in Memphis you will be able to rent roller skates, check out basketballs, ping pong paddles, chess pieces and other games for kids and adults. There will also be different programs you can participate in like yoga, fitness boot camps, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, theatre, live music and more. RiverPlay is a place for anyone and everyone who wants to get out and be active or for people who just want to enjoy the good food and great weather all the way through August!

Some partners for the RiverPlay park are the Memphis Grizzlies, the City of Memphis, Riverfront Development Corporation, and Downtown Memphis Commission.

“Everything we are doing at the Fourth Bluff fosters Memphians’ attraction to and curiosity about the riverfront,” says Benny Lendermon, President of the Riverfront Development Corporation. “This is where our city literally began, and it’s an area to which more and more people are returning. Temporary projects like RiverPlay are fun ways to get people, especially families with children, to see our riverfront parks and public spaces with new eyes. When people connect to our river, they connect to each other.”

Riverplay Pop Up Park

Photo: Crystal Cason

Riverplay Pop Up Park

Photo: Crystal Cason

The Fourth Bluff, which brought Memphis the Fourth Bluff Ice Rink this past winter, is a new project seeking to bring more parts of the Riverfront to life. It is a part of Reimagining the Civic Commons which is a partnership of the JPB Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Follow The Fourth Bluff on Facebook for more info and updates.

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