901 Collection is proud to donate 10% of net proceeds to benefit the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. With your help, we've raised more than $3,000.00 for SFPC and other local Memphis charities since September 26, 2015!
ABOUT SHELBY FARMS PARK CONSERVANCY (SFPC): Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is working to help Shelby Farms Park reach its potential as a celebrated urban park that defines and shapes a great city. SFPC manages and operates the 4,500 acres of Shelby Farms Park and 6.5 miles of Shelby Farms Greenline. Each year, SFPC privately raises more than $2 million (more than 75 percent of its operating budget) to keep the Park and Greenline clean, green and safe.
ABOUT SHELBY FARMS PARK: At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee is one of the largest urban parks in the country. With a visionary master plan designed by James Corner Field Operations, it's poised to become one of the best. Today, the Park features miles of paved and unpaved trails, hundreds of acres of woodlands, dozens of lakes and ponds, the new Woodland Discovery Playground, a buffalo herd, meadows, grasslands, pavilions, a Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course and more.
ABOUT HEART OF THE PARK (Opening Summer of 2016): Heart of the Park is a visionary reimagining of Patriot Lake - a well-loved but ecologically dysfunctional lake in the center of the Park. The Heart of the Park will become a vibrant and diverse community hub, an environmental teaching tool, an important part of the business plan to sustain the Park, a gathering place for health and recreation, relaxation and big water adventure. It will be an exemplar for innovative urban landscape design, environmentally responsive architecture, and world class programming for health, happiness and inclusion for the Mid-South.
A new Visitor Center will include education space, a cafe, a gift shop and a big front porch where visitors can watch sailboats and kayaks on the lake. A new boat rental kiosk will allow visitors to rent canoes, kayaks and paddle boats. A signature restaurant and event center on the east end of the Heart of the Park will offer a dramatic view of the expanded lake. Children will enjoy a new water playground, along with an educational Wetland Walk. The project features new meadows and grasslands, more than 4 miles of new trails and thousands of new trees.
For more information about SFPC or ways to get involved, visit www.shelbyfarmspark.org. You can also follow Shelby Farms Park on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!