1. Memphis – Skate Park at Tobey Fields
For those who desire more thrill, check out the Memphis Skate Park at Tobey Fields, located in the heart of Midtown Memphis. The quarter-acre park features two bowls and plenty of rails, steps, and ramps. And for those more daring and seasoned skaters and bicyclists, we double dare you to ride the Memphis Wave, a curled up ramp in the shape of a crashing wave.
Extended summer hours have kicked in with the park now open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
2. Savannah – Tennessee Street Park
The Tennessee Street Park opened in historic downtown Savannah last year, offering residents a variety of activities to enjoy and experience the 6.4-acre site. Kids can choose between two playgrounds, and when the triple digits temperatures hit, the two splash pads are the perfect spots to cool down. The walking trail and butterfly garden offer a more colorful scenery compared to your regular exercise route. The pavilions and tables offer a convenient spot for family picnics or community group gatherings.
The city also hosts a multitude of events on the great lawn like outdoor movies and music concerts, so keep an eye out on their announcements.
3. Dresden – The Dresden Farmers Market
If you haven’t picked up some local goods at the Dresden Farmers Market Pavilion, you’re missing out. Finished last summer as the first phase of the future Dresden Green Rail Trail, the open-air pavilion houses up to 20 vendors, selling the freshest produce, meats, herbs, milk and other delicious goodies straight from neighboring farms.
The market is open from 8 to noon every Saturday through October.
4. Atoka – Walker Park & Nancy Lane Park
When 100-degree temperatures creep in, most dream for those below freezing days to return. But that doesn’t have to be the case if you’re in Atoka. The splash pad at Walker Park will instantly remedy the heat wave. The largest park in Atoka, spanning more than 60 acres, Walker Park offers a multitude of other recreational amenities for guests of all ages to enjoy including sports fields and a walking trail. And with a concessions facility and multiple pavilions, Walker Park offers a welcoming gathering place for large families and community groups.
Also in Atoka is Nancy Lane Park, which just got a new playground last year and is now the largest in town. Children of all levels of adventurousness can explore the playground’s many features where they can climb, slide or swing.
5. South Fulton – Unity Park
The first city park in all of South Fulton, Unity Park celebrated its grand opening last month. The four-acre park is located in downtown and features a walking path circling a pond and a playground. A performance pavilion with open lawn audience seating allows opportunities for the city to host outdoor concerts and other community events.
6. Munford – Centennial Park
For all you baseball fans, swing by Centennial Park in Munford to enjoy one of the five premier baseball fields. The complex is equipped with a press box and concessions to everyone to enjoy American’s favorite past time.
Centennial Park also offers many other opportunities for outdoor activities. The 16-acre park features a playground, a half-mile pedestrian trail, and picnic tables for those to enjoy the outside but not excited to sit through nine innings.