Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Bordering on the mighty Mississippi River, two-thirds of this 13,467-acre park are bottomland hardwood forests of large oak, cypress and tupelo. The park also contains two lakes and many miles of hiking trails.
The Memphis Zoo is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. Created in April 1906, the zoo has been a major tenant of Overton Park for more than 100 years. In 2008, the Memphis Zoo was ranked "#1 Zoo in the U.S." by TripAdvisor.com.
Shelby Farms Park
The 4,500 acres of Shelby Farms Park is home to more than 20 bodies of water, several paved, multi-use trails and primitive trails, the Lucius Burch Natural Area, the Agricenter International Expo Center, Showplace Arena, Farmer’s Market, Catch’em Lake, a disc golf course, a kite-flying field and model airplane field, a playground, horse stables, paddle boats, pavilions, an amphitheater, a Visitor Center, a herd of American Bison, a dog park, and more.