Friends for Our Riverfront, formed in 2003, is a nonprofit citizen group dedicated to protecting our harbor and revitalizing our riverfront.

Our goal is to promote the improvement of the Memphis riverfront to its full potential as a green space for public enjoyment, preserving its historic, natural, and aesthetic character.

FfOR supports commercial, retail, and residential development downtown, but we believe that development should augment and support the renaissance of our current downtown and focus on our current business district which is east, not west of Front Street.

We oppose the Riverfront Development Corporation's plan to let private interests develop public land at taxpayer expense and to convert the Memphis harbor to a lake.

We’ve pulled together loads of information about the Memphis riverfront -- answers to your questions and facts you may not know. We’ve worked hard and hope that you will enjoy the result.

The best way to use the site is through the sidebar, and the clearest order is to start at the top and work your way down.

Thank you for taking the time to visit. Stay awhile and come back often. We’ll keep you up-to-date with new articles, announcements of events, and issues worthy of thought.

So, read on, and be sure to let us know what you think.
FfOR board members Virginia McLean, Don Richardson, Jeanne Arthur, and Sue A. Williams, posing with a special friend and supporter (holding award) at a Sierra Club meeting in December.