RiverPlay Pop-Up Park Returns June 15 to Tom Lee Park
The Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis River Parks Partnership are collaborating to launch the temporary public recreation space RiverPlay at Tom Lee Park, with a grand opening celebration set for Friday, June 15, at 2 p.m. This event is open to the general public.
The RiverPlay installation follows a successful pilot last summer that attracted hundreds of families to an installation on the Fourth Bluff. This year’s pop-up will be hosted on the parking lot at Beale Street Landing in Tom Lee Park.
The free outdoor shared space will offer a variety of activities, such as half-court basketball, equipment rentals at the GrizzFit Gear Shack, lawn games and playing fields for soccer and football. In addition, RiverPlay will feature three special “Sunset Skate” nights on June 29, July 20 and Aug. 3.
All activities are designed to produce positive shared experiences within the community and along the Downtown riverfront.
The GrizzFit Gear Shack at RiverPlay will be open every Wednesday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 5. Park visitors can rent athletic gear such as jump ropes, basketballs, footballs and more, all for free. Hours will extend to 9 p.m. on Sunset Skate Fridays.
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to check out equipment.
Visitors also are encouraged to use the new Explore Bike Share system to attend RiverPlay and can use the promo code RiverPlay18 to unlock a free hour ride that can be used Friday, June 15, or Saturday, June 16.
– Don Wade via Memphis Business Journal
Stay up-to-date with happenings at RiverPlay via Memphis River Parks Partnership Facebook page.