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Memphis' Woodland Discovery Playground

Climbing Ropes and Swings
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Memphis parents, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone else who has ever had the responsibility of keeping children entertained outdoors should thank their lucky stars they have what could be the most amazing playground in the United States. It is beyond words to describe how much fun it is for kids. It is the Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms and not only is it amazingly fun but it is environmentally friendly.

It opened in the Spring of 2011 at a cost of $3.5 million. There are areas or playrooms called “nests” which have slides, climbing areas, swings, sandy areas for building sand castles, water features and tunnels. Connecting each nest is a metal arbor which will eventually be covered in vines. Kids will find their favorite areas, but not after exploring and trying all the equipment out at least once. It is truly an inviting place that fosters exploration and creativity.

Playground Rules:

Parties and groups MUST make a reservation to attend (901-767-7275 ext 310)

You are not permitted to bring in your own tables

No adults allowed in the playground except in the company of children

Only children age 12 and under

Children must be supervised while in the playground (you may not drop children off)

No pets allowed in the playground

No littering

No food or beverage

No drugs, smoking or alcohol

No amplifying sound

No disorderly conduct

No feeding wildlife

No commercial activity

Parents have a seating area on the side in the shade. The playground opens at 9 AM and closes one hour before sunset. The address is 500 North Pine Lake Drive, Memphis, TN 38134. Enjoy!

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