When you see the smiles or catch a sunset in Tom Lee Park, it's hard to believe that in 1997, the City planned to allow residential development of this park. Today it covers about 30 acres, much of which is landfill added in 1977 to stabilize the Bluff and create the grand expanse that holds Memphis in May events. The park was again expanded in 1993, and recently several acres were added for Beale Street Landing.
Thanks to the Grizzlies and BlueCross BlueShield, a wonderful, new pop-up fitness trail now stretches along the shoreline, and there's a beach volleyball court, too. Designed by Askew, Nixon, Ferguson the trail is on trial, so be sure to go down, check it out, and GetRiver Fit!