Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Greenway meetings

Just got this in from Sarah Newstock at

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, Shelby County Government, and Greater Memphis Greenline announced that they will by holding two public input meeting to discuss the design and management of the new urban greenway that will connect Midtown Memphis to Shelby Farms Park.

The meetings will give citizens an opportunity to discuss the advantages and challenges that come with greenways. National trails expert Robert Searns will be there, as well as representatives from Ritchie Smith Associates, the trail's designer. Shelby County Mayor A.C. Wharton and other public officials will also be there to answer your questions about the project.

The greenway—a former rail corridor being converted into a multi-use path—will stretch from Tillman Street at Walnut Grove Road to Shelby Farms Park, connecting neighborhoods and providing a safe opportunity for people to recreate, commute and exercise.

The meeting dates, times, and locations are as follows:

  • July 6: Benjamin Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave, 38111) 7pm–9pm
  • July 7: Agricenter International (7777 Walnut Grove Road, 38120) 6pm–8pm
If you would like more information you may call Jen Andrews at (901) 767-PARK x308, go to the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy website, or go to the Visitors Center at Shelby Farms Park.

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