The swing transports them up towards the blue sky dotted with puffy clouds and then back down shreaking with laughter. Up they race towards the sky again and then back down. This is why we made a special stop at the Shelby Farms Park before we headed back to Mississippi.
Memphis has a lot to offer families. An impressive Children's Museum, a diverse collection of animals at the Zoo, a daily duck parade at the famous Peabody Hotel and more. However, every time I have been to Memphis there is one place I always stop.
Shelby Farms Park.
The park itself is impressive. It is one of the largest in the country and offers a range of outdoor activities including bicycle trails, paddle boats, and bison sightings. There is truly something for everyone, but we have a favorite spot.
We spend a fair amount of time exploring playgrounds. There are some amazing ones around the country, but this one stands out.
The playground is divided into four nests. Once the weather warms, the metal nests around each area are covered in greenery. This helps to enclose the areas and emphasizes the nest feeling.
Each nest has a theme.
There is a water and sand nest.
There is a slide nest.
There is a swinging nest.
There is a climbing nest.
The water and sand nest was our favorite. The running water is a rare element in public playgrounds and it is captivating to my children.
The nests are all wonderful though. They are all filled with unique play equipment and creative opportunities for children to move and play.
*There are bathrooms adjacent to the playground and parking lot.
*The playground is best for preschoolers and up.
*On an especially hot day, the metal slides will be too hot to utilize.
Whether you are a local resident, visiting Memphis, or road tripping through I promise this is the spot to get those wiggles out.
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