Q. What does the Division of Park Services do in the winter?
A. We provide services and programs year-round at community centers, senior centers, museums, and other facilities. Basketball is the #1 winter sport in Memphis. We have facilities for indoor swimming Hickory Hill Aquatics Center, Bickford Aquatic Center and indoor tennis (Bellevue, Leftwich, Whitehaven, and Wolbrecht). Maintenance on large parks and neighborhood parks is ongoing, all year.
Q. Which parks have walking trails?
A. Thirty-four parks have walking trails or nature trails. The longest (1.5 miles) is located at Ed Rice Community Center (2907 N. Watkins) and Gaisman Community Center (4223 Macon). Downtown residents stroll through Tom Lee Park on Riverside Drive. For a complete list, see Park Locations. Join the many Memphians who relax with an outdoor stroll.
Q. Which other amenities do city parks have?
A. Many of our parks are attached to community centers, have ball fields, basketball courts, golf courses, pools, play and fitness equipment, soccer fields, tennis courts and walking trails. Some are historiclly significant or are special parks. Visit Park Locations to search for the park the meets your needs.
Q. May I reserve space in a park for a picnic, party, or family reunion?
A. Picnic tables and general use of space are available on a first-come, first-served basis; however, if a reservation is desired, for a small fee, city parks can be reserved for small events, such a picnics, parties and family reunions. In addition, public, private and non-profit entities are allowed to rent larger areas of the parks for special events. More Information.
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