On October 21, join the celebration for the Wolf River Greenaway’s newest addition.
What was formerly a neglected 115-acre site on the North End of Mud Island to North Second Street has had a major facelift and is now home to a new segment of the Wolf River Greenway – officially opening to the public on Saturday, Oct. 21, with a formal dedication and neighborhood festival. The Wolf River Conservancy – in partnership with the City of Memphis Parks & Neighborhoods Division, Downtown Memphis Commission and Riverfront Development Corporation – will host the grand opening festival starting at 10 a.m. to celebrate the new addition of trail and park infrastructure on Mud Island.
- When: Saturday, October 21, 10am-2pm
- Where: Here
- Cost: Free
- 10am: Event opening – DJ Capital A, Community Partner Booths, Amurica photo booth, Sache TShirt Machine, Memphis College of Art chalk art demonstrations, food trucks, face painting, games
- 10am: Yoga with Laura Allen Hedges
- 10:30 a.m. (and 11:30 and 12:30): Walking tours with Jimmy Ogle
- 11am: Formal Remarks
- 11:30am: Ribbon Cutting
- 11:45am: Fit4Moms Stroller Strides Class
- 1pm: Hip Hop Yoga
- 2pm: Event ends
The Downtown trail features 10- and 12-foot-wide concrete and asphalt trails and a boardwalk, along with picnic tables, benches, bicycle racks and a bicycle repair station. The Downtown trail was designed by ETI Corp. and constructed by ViktorHall Construction LLC.
The Wolf River Greenway is one of Memphis’ greatest assets. The system of hiking and biking trails follow the meandering Wolf River through the city. By 2020, 25 miles of completed Wolf River trails will connect Downtown Memphis to Germantown. That means greater connectivity of people, more healthy lifestyles, and more to do in the city.
Expect more grand opening parties as the Wolf River Conservancy continues to open new extensions over the next 3 years.