Park Operations
Park Operations is comprised of 60 full-time employees, and 95 part-time employees; with an annual operating budget of $5,235,595.

Park Operations contributes to the safety and vibrancy of Memphis neighborhoods by maintaining the parks and green space areas. These efforts stabilize property values; thereby enhancing the prosperity of the neighborhoods. Well maintained park and playground areas invest in our young people by providing areas for physical and social activities.

Park Operations is committed to fostering a culture of excellence in government with transparency in our operations. This entity actively communicates with the community to ensure their needs and expectations are being met.

Park Operations is responsible for the grounds maintenance of 167 Parks, 150 medians, 200 miles of median areas, 106 playgrounds and 16 Libraries. In addition to the ground maintenance crews, Park Operations has a Horticulture crew – “Big M”, Sam Cooper plantings are examples from this crew; Heavy Equipment crew – tree removal, asphalt repair are examples from this crew; Maintenance crew – maintains park benches, picnic tables, playground equipment.

Park Operations maintains several facilities with specialized needs – Athletic Fields, Historic Homes, Pink Palace Museum – as well as the general grounds maintenance of these areas.

The Park Operations ground crews operate out of 6 centralized facilities to better serve the area for which each crew maintains. The 6 facilities are: the Armory Shelter, E. Parkway Shelter, Kennedy Shelter, Frayser Shelter, Willow Road Shelter, and the Mississippi Shelter.

Heavy Equipment

      Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
      281 E. Parkway North, (901) 576-4742

Maintenance Compounds:
Monday- Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  •       Armory – Midtown, 325 South Hollywood, (901) 323-8531
  •       Armory – South, 325 South Hollywood, (901) 323-8531
  •       Armory – Maintenance& Operations, 325 South Hollywood, (901) 353-8531
  •       Willow –4843 Willow Road, (901) 683-4684
  •       Mississippi – 4346 Horn Lake Road, (901) 785-7990
  •       Kennedy – 4571 Raleigh-LaGrange Road, (901) 388-2623
  •       Frayser – 2893 North Watkins, (901) 357-7914
  •       MLK – 235 South Parkway East, (901) 946-6929
Larry Franks
Administrator, Park Operations

Administrative Office
2599 Avery
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 636-4252

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
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