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Shelby Farms Park Announces Grand Opening for Heart of the Park Celebrations

New patio and fans, Photos: Amanda Hill

Shelby Farms Park construction and renovations are coming to a close, and Heart of the Park is set to open on September 1.

A celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the new First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center on September 1 at 9 a.m. This event is open to the public, so come be a part of the excitement that is the park’s largest improvement project to date. See some of the new amenities below.

Shelby Farms has also recently announced the unveiling of the James Corner Field Operations + Fluidity-designed Fountain, an organically organized play space with a variety of water spray events & locally sourced boulders. The fountain will operate each summer season. The fountain draws its water from an on-site well, and it will drain to the nearby Patriot Lake, creating a recreational loop between the well and the lake. The fountain is the first of its kind in the region to provide seasonal water play that is chemical free and utilizes the most cutting edge energy technology.

The ribbon cutting will kick off a month of daily, free activities. With events rooted in art, fitness, music, and nature, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone of all ages. Check out the list of free events below, and click the event links for more information on location and what to bring. Some presentations require pre-registration.

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  • Yoga 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

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More info here.

Don’t forget to become a member and enjoy full access to a long list of Shelby Farm Park perks.