Shelby Farms

Type: Parks

Map / Directions 10Best Says

At five times larger than New York's Central Park, Shelby Farms is a recreational oasis at the far eastern reaches of the city, adjacent to the suburban communities of Germantown and Cordova. The...  Read More

  • Free Things to Do: "Be sure to pop into the visitor's center for a map of the park; the recent expansion of amenities has changed some of the trails and landscape."
  • Things to Do with Kids, Outdoor Activities: "Early morning is the best time at the park, when the dedicated runners and bikers are about the only folks out."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: You can visit multiple days and never do the same thing twice - and for no cost!
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The huge, fanciful playground is a delight for children for children to explore. Parents, bring your running shoes!
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Shelby Farms is a gorgeous public space that's lovingly cared for, and its a fantastic respite from the city.

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