Memphis is off to a beautiful start with ambitious plans for the Wolf River. Upon its completion the Wolf River Greenway Trail will extend for 22 miles connecting public greenways and recreational trails. The Wolf River Conservancy shares responsibility with the City of Memphis, and works to protect the floodplain, wetlands, and wildlife habitats, while providing trails and public access. The Greenway is one of the National Recreation Trails designated in 2012.
The Memphis Regional Design Center and Livable Memphis are two additional partners in the development and support of the Greenway.
The Wolf River Greenway Trail is significant because it’s the first place in the city were people can connect with the river in a peaceful, natural setting. The Wolf River Greenway Trail will connect public greenways and recreational trails for residents and user groups as well as adjoining conservation wetlands and wildlife habitats from the Mississippi River east to Shelby Farms Park.
The paved trail was opened in December 2010, and is accessible for persons with disabilities. The trail is located between the Wolf River and Humphrey’s Boulevard from Walnut Grove Rd. to Shady Grove Road. There are two trailheads one located at Walnut Grove and the second along Humphrey’s Blvd.
The trail connects by way of a pedestrian bridge over the Wolf River with multi-use trails in the 2,900 acre Shelby Farms Park, the 6.5 mile Shelby Farms Greenline and to adjacent neighborhoods via bike lanes.
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