Our Division of Parks and Neighborhoods maintains 167 parks — or, about 3,219 acres of parkland. Whatever your needs, we probably have a park for you.
Find your park using the map above.
- Summer: March 15 through Oct. 31: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Winter: Nov. 1 through March 14: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Rental of Parks
Picnic tables and general use of space are available on a first-come, first-served basis; however, if a reservation is desired, for a small fee, city parks can be reserved for small events such a picnics, parties and family reunions. Click here for the park rental application. In addition, public, private and non-profit entities are allowed to rent larger areas of the parks for special events.
ABOUT THE DIVISION OF PARKS AND NEIGHBORHOODS
We supports an active civic culture reflective of the diversity of the community’s voices. We oversee all parks, community centers, senior centers, aquatic centers, tennis centers and golf facilities across the City of Memphis. Our goal is to create thriving communities through people, services, programs, parks and our facilities.
Established in 1900 as the Memphis Park Commission, the Division of Park Services has protected the urban forest and has played a key role in promoting the city’s health and appearance. In 1901, landscape architect George Kessler created plans for a parkway system like those in Boston, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Overton and Riverside Parks were connected by long, leafy avenues in a formal pattern that preserved green spaces and provided a dominant grid pattern, giving shape to the City’s eastward expansion. The parkway system is listed on the National Historic Register.
As Memphis grew, so did the city-owned park land and facilities. Robert Church, the City’s first African-American millionaire, established a park that still bears his name. Galloway Golf Course was created in 1923 when the Red Acres subdivision deeded it to the City. The Overton Park Shell — now the Levitt Shell — was created as a WPA project in 1936 and proved popular for outdoor concerts.
During a century of city-wide growth, the Park Commission expanded its role. Today, the Division of Parks and Neighborhoods is a multi-dimensional provider of services.
The world-famous Memphis Zoo and the award-winning Skinner Developmental Center for people with special needs are among the Division’s many diverse properties.
Community centers, golf courses, public tennis courts, swimming pools, and athletic fields provide Memphis with outdoor and indoor recreation. The Youth Athletics Program, which includes hundreds of softball, baseball, and soccer teams, is one of the last such programs in a major American city that is free.
Always looking for ways to improve and grow, the Memphis Park Service is constantly improving and building new facilities. Please visit the Planning and Development page to see new and complete projects.
Nick Walker, Director
2599 Avery Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
Adult Athletics/Concessions: 901-388-5911
Community center management/special centers: 901-636-4220
Human Resources: 901-636-4224
Planning and Development: 901-636-4241
Tennis Memphis: 901-398-8797