Greenway Community Programming

 

Wolf River Greenway Community Programming


Our Greenway Community Programming consists of free, ongoing recreational and educational programs on Saturdays that Memphians can enjoy along select segments of the Wolf River Greenway. See the map below for programming locations.

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.



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 every Saturday, stating 5 June 2021 between 8:30 and 9:00 am at the select Greenway Sections below. Children are allowed to the extent they do not disturb other participants. Portable restrooms, hand washing station, and sanitizer station will be on site. Maximum participants: 15 per class.

  • Barre with Peggy Jean Craig at Mud Island Section, Saturdays – 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Fun & Fitness in the Park with Deboarah Riseling at Epping Way Section, Saturdays – 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Temple Tantrum with Te'Retta at Kennedy Park Section, Saturdays – 9:00 am - 10:00 am


Paddle The Greenway

Paddle the Greenway – Free kayak/canoe paddling at Epping Way Section – Paddle the Greenway is back for 2021 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 30-acre lake along the Wolf River Greenway at Epping Way. This program runs every other Saturday, beginning 12 June 2021 at 9:00 am through 11:00 am. In 2021, we have doubled the number of boats on hand, so there are three slots per Saturday that can be signed up by a maximum of 14 people. There are 2 canoes, and 10 kayaks. Canoes will be for 2 persons. 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 may be removed from the property. Portable restrooms, hand washing station, and sanitizer station will be on site.

Open Paddle Sessions at Epping Way Dock, Two Saturdays Per Month 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

o   9:00 am Slot – 14 persons.
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10:00 am Slot – 14 persons.
o   11:00 am Slot – 14 persons.


Explore The Greenway

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 turtles along the Wolf River with our Educational Guides. Free one-hour walks run every Saturday, starting 5 June 2021, at 9:30am at the select Greenway Sections below. Maximum participants: 15 per class. Portable restrooms, hand washing station, and sanitizer station will be on site.

  • Wildflower Wander at Epping Way Section, Saturdays - 9:30 am
  • Turtle Trek at Kennedy Park Section, Saturdays - 9:30 am


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