New Wolf River Crossing connects Greenway to Shelby Farms Greenline

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A new section of the Wolf River Greenway opened Friday, connecting the trail to the Shelby Farms Greenline, the Wolf River Conservancy announced.

The new section features Wolf River Crossing, the longest pedestrian bridge over the Wolf River, a raised boardwalk trail through the Lucius Burch State Natural Area, and the connection point to the Shelby Farms Greenline.

“The opening of Wolf River Greenway section 14A, the Wolf River Crossing, represents a major milestone in the progress of the 26-miles of connected, paved biking and walking trails that will connect our city along the Wolf River basin,” said Keith Cole, president, and CEO of Wolf River Conservancy. “We have now officially opened 14 miles, signifying more than fifty percent completion, and we are laser-focused on the finish line of this private-public partnership that will benefit our community for years to come.”

Completion of this section now allows users to travel from Germantown all the way to Midtown.

According to a release, the newly completed section can be accessed to the west of Walnut Grove on North Humphries Blvd. and people can walk or bike down to the 1-mile trail that comprises a crucial connection point between the eastern sections of the Wolf River Greenway and the Shelby Farms Greenline.

A dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting will be held Tuesday, May 17, at 9 a.m.

The Wolf River Greenway is a private-public partnership between the City of Memphis Parks, Shelby County, and the Wolf River Conservancy.

Upon its completion, the Wolf River Greenway will connect 22 neighborhoods and 853 acres of green space along the 26-mile paved trail.