Parks and Open Space
Parks and green space are a vital component to a livable neighborhood. Through our work with ioby and Innovate Memphis, we have had the opportunity to test out new processes for planning and making park improvements, from small-scale tactical projects to master planning for neighborhood parks.
A Citizen's Guide to Improving Your Park
BLDG Memphis, in partnership with the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods, has developed this in-depth guide to how you can engage in making your neighborhood park better. From planting flowers, to constructing furnishings and even developing a plan for your park's future, this guide will help residents navigate the process, organizations, and options for improving neighborhood parks across the city. Download A Citizen's Guide to Improving Your Park and get started making your great idea a reality now!
Memphis Parks Advocacy
In the past few years, BLDG Memphis has worked alongside other parks advocates, conservancies, and engaged residents from around the city in developing a city-wide organization to advocate for more investment and better planning for our city's treasured public open spaces. In the past year, two new organizations have been created to focus on parks as a citywide asset:
- Memphis River Parks Partnership is focused on the improvement and activation of the 11 parks along the Mississippi Riverfront
- Bloom is an emerging organization focused on increasing advocacy and resources for neighborhood parks across Memphis
Innovate Memphis and the Hyde Family Foundation were instrumental in these efforts through their parks advocacy leadership - click here to learn more about their work and get involved!