Outdoor Activities, Attractions near FedExForum: Named for a courageous citizen who rescued 32 people when a steamer went down in the Mississippi in 1925, this park runs along the mighty river, and offers gorgeous views of the river and the city skyline. The park is home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Beale Street Music Festival in and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest - both key ingredients of the Memphis in May International Festival. When there's not a major festival, parking is available park-side, but the park is also an easy walk from downtown attractions. Wide pathways offer plenty of space for joggers and walkers, while the wide stretch of green space is perfect for a family game of Frisbee or simply relaxing in the sun.
Parks: Named for a courageous citizen who rescued 32 people when a steamer went down in the Mississippi in 1925, this park runs along the same mighty river. It hosts a variety of activities throughout the year and offers pleasant routes for joggers and walkers.
Local Expert Sally Walker Davies Says:
Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Tom Lee Park is ground zero for all the big festivals in Memphis, but when there's no event, it's a wide, beautiful space to play.
Best for Attractions near FedExForum Because: Just a few blocks from the Forum, the park offers beautiful river views - and the chance to get out and see the city.