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.

 

Sweat the Greenway is sponsored by the Downtown Memphis Commision!

Visit the DMC website to see events and how their wonderful staff are building a downtown for everyone. https://downtownmemphis.com/

 

  • Fun & Fitness in the Park with Deboarah Riseling at Epping Way Section, Saturdays – 8:30 am - 9:30 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 in lakes 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


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Wolf River Greenway?

The Wolf River Greenway is a 26-mile pedestrian and bicyle trail currently under construction in the city of Memphis TN. As of 2021, there are 12 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 Commnunity Programming consists of free classes that the public can participate in under the theme of recreation, education or conservation. All equipment neccesary is provided to paricipants during class times.

How do I particiate 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 registraions.

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 registrion 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