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The nonprofit organization Shelby Farms Park Conservancy manages and operates the Shelby Farms Greenline.
When is the Shelby Farms Greenline open?
The trail is open from sunrise to sunset and is closed at night. Those found using the trail at night will be charged with trespassing. You can find out when the sun will rise and set each day on this site.
How long is the Shelby Farms Greenline?
The trail is 6.7 miles long.
Is there a security plan in place?
Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office are committed to both uniformed and undercover patrols–including bicycle patrols–abiding by similar protocols and procedures that have been successful at Shelby Farms Park for years. In addition, a Shelby Farms Park Conservancy ranger is dedicated to trail security and maintenance, along with several interpretive safety rangers. SFPC has also implemented a volunteer PARC patrol program, in which volunteers are trained and become part of a patrol team on foot or bicycle. Finally, the number-one crime deterrent is a highly-trafficked trail; the more users on the trail, the less likely crime is to occur—this has been proven time and again on urban greenways across the nation. The nationwide statistics overwhelmingly state that in areas where urban greenways are installed, crime rates fall and property values rise. Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is committed to a safe trail environment.
Will there be security cameras?
A camera is placed at Crenshaw Park, across from the access point at Tillman St. Images from the camera go to the Tillman Precinct. Other cameras are being placed in strategic locations.
Are vehicles allowed on the trail?
Motor vehicle use is prohibited on the trail. Urban boulders and bollards will be placed at each intersection to block vehicles from entering the trail.
Are neighbors adjacent to the trail liable if a trail user wanders onto their property and is injured?
A person entering an adjacent landowner’s property is considered a trespasser and landowner owes limited duty of care to a trespasser. The Shelby Farms Greenline is clearly marked so that wandering is discouraged.
Will there be amenities such as water fountains and benches?
These kinds of improvements will be considered in the future. If individuals are interested in funding, building or support a trail amenity, proposals can be submitted for review by a citizen Join Greenline Trail Committee. Request a proposal form.
If a person is seriously injured on the trail, will there be any way to get help?
Emergency equipment, including fire trucks and ambulances, will be able to access the trail. In case of emergency, call 911.
Who will cut the grass and take care of other maintenance issues along the trail?
The Shelby Farms Greenline is managed and operated by Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, which also manages and operates Shelby Farms Park. You can contact the Park at (901) 767-7275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where are the trail access points?
Any person can access the trail at the intersections of the trail and Tillman St., Highland St., High Point Terrace, Graham St., Waring Rd., Podesta St., Sycamore View Rd., Mullins Station Rd., and at Farm Rd. inside Shelby Farms Park.