10_1201_CONNECT-THE-PARK_DA01jacc2Where once an abandoned rail line lay rotting and overgrown, the mid-south’s newest urban park and trail is springing to life. The shelby Farms Greenline is a seven-mile span that runs frm  Shelby Farms into the heart of Midtown. Built upon a former CSX railroad line, this first-of-it’s-kind community amenity will feature a pave walking, jogging and biking trail, provide spaces for gardens and greenscaping, an connect neighborhoods and neighbors in an brand new way.

Greenlines in other cities have resulted in increased property values, reduced crime and a greater sense of community, in addition to providing a safe route for non-motorized commuting and recreation.

The Shelby Farms Greeline is a multi-use rails-to-trails project spanning seven miles from Tillman Street to Farm Road in Shelby Farms Park.

Shelby Farms Park manages and operates the Shelby Farms Greenline with the support of volunteers from surrounding neighborhoods.

The Shelby Farms Greenline fosters environmental awareness and education for Greater Memphis.

The Shelby Farms Greenline emphasizes healthy, active lifestyle choices by providing a place to walk, bike, run, and jog to exercise.

The Shelby Farms Greenline is offers many benefits: increased pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, reduced traffic congestion, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, less dependence on oil, improved public health, safety and air quality.

The Shelby Farms Greenline connects communities and brings people together.

The Shelby Farms Greenline will only reach its fullest potential as a world-class public amenity through continued community involvement.