Greenway Community Programming

 

Wolf River Greenway Community Programming


Our Greenway Community Programming consists of free, seasonal, recreational, and educational programs that Memphians can enjoy along select segments of the Wolf River Greenway.

The Wolf River Greenway, upon completion, will connect 22 Memphis neighborhoods with over 853 acres of green space along the 26-mile trail. Our classes and educational walks are free and open to the public, and are free of any financial barriers. All equipment necessary will be provided to participants during classes. The Wolf River Greenway is a public/private partnership between Wolf River Conservancy, the City of Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods Division and Shelby County Government. Our free nature programs, exercise programs, and free kayaking programs along the Wolf River and Wolf River Greenway offer unique opportunites for family, group, and individual experiences.


Fall 2022 Programming - October 1 through November 12

Our community programming has returned! We are back with our popular free programs, better with your feedback! Users stated the heat of the summer was definitely not enjoyable, so we have split our season into two sessions - spring and fall! We have additionally added more restrooms, classes, and even some programs on Sundays! Thank you so much for your feedback, and we hope to see you out on the Wolf River Greenway! See below for a video preview of the season!



Paddle the Greenway 2022

Paddle the Greenway – Free kayak/canoe paddling at Epping Way Section – Paddle the Greenway is back for 2022 and better than ever! This program allows Memphians to learn how to paddle a kayak or canoe, or for seasoned paddlers to free paddle on our 25-acre lake along the Wolf River Greenway at Epping Way. There are 2 canoes, and 10 kayaks on hand that participants can use. Canoes are for 2 persons, Kayaks are sit on top style for 1 person. Paddle Guides will demonstrate safety protocols and be in the water during all time slots. Participants are required to follow given instruction and to wear a PFD (Personal Floatation Device) for their safety. Participants not following instruction will be asked to leave and are subject to removal from the property. Portable restrooms will be on site.

Fall 2022 Dates:

October 15th 9:00 am - 11:00 am

November 12th 9:00 am - 11:00 am

 

 


Explore the greenway - New classes added!

Explore the Greenway - Free educational walks at select Greenway Sections – Explore the Greenway is a chance for folks to learn more about the Wolf River, its native flora and fauna, and more! Wander next to a field of wildflowers, or search for mushrooms along the Wolf River with our Educational Guides. Free one-hour walks run select weekends in the spring and fall at the select Greenway Sections below. Maximum participants: 15 per class. Portable restrooms will be on site.

Explore the Greenway Fall 2022 Program Dates

Wildflower Wander at Epping Way - Saturdays 9:00 am, October 1st through November 12th  Where is this?

(New!) Mushroom Meander at Wolf River Crossing - Saturdays 9:00 am, October 1st through November 12th - Where is this?

 


Sweat the Greenway

Sweat the Greenway – Free fitness classes at select Greenway Sections – Sweat the Greenway is a great opportunity for Memphians to get outside and get fit, for free, along the picturesque landscapes of the Wolf River Greenway! Free one-hour classes run in the spring and fall, 9:00am, at the Mud Island section of the Wolf River Greenway. Children are allowed to the extent they do not disturb other participants. Portable restrooms will be on site. Maximum participants: 15 per class.

Sweat the Greenway Fall 2022 Dates

Barre with Peggy Jean Craig, Mud Island Section - Saturdays, 9:00 October 8th through November 12th - Where is this?


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Wolf River Greenway?

The Wolf River Greenway is a 26-mile pedestrian and bicycle trail currently under construction in the city of Memphis TN. As of 2022, there are 14 non-contiguous miles open to the public. Upon completion, the trail will stretch from Mud Island to Germantown, routing through twenty-two neighborhoods along the Wolf River and connecting over 180,000 residents within a 10-minute walk.

What is Greenway Community Programming?

Our Greenway Community Programming consists of free classes that the public can participate in under the theme of recreation, education or conservation. All equipment necessary is provided to participants during class times.

How do I participate in community programming?

Register online using our website, Wolfriver.org/Programming, or, you can walk up and register on the day of your desired class. A waiver is required to be filled out for walk-up registrations.

Do I need to pay a registration fee or equipment fee?

Nope, all of our classes are free to the public and all equipment is provided to users during class times.

How do I find out where to go?

Visit our website to view information about the programs, and click the boxes that indicate you can register for each program. Maps and directions are provided in class descriptions on the registration screen, and in confirmation emails when you register.


If you are interested in sponsoring our community programming, or if you have questions or comments, please email Greenway@Wolfriver.org