Mississippi River Parks
Memphis

Address: Various Locations along the Riverfront, Memphis, TN

ASHBURN-COPPOCK PARK OVERLOOK (Riverside Dr.)

This small, shaded park is connected to the South Bluff with a pedestrian bridge.  Check out the stone lookout point.

CHICKASAW HERITAGE PARK (Riverside Boulevard & Metal Museum Drive)

Enjoy this city park located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, the former site of the Civil War’s Confederate Fort Pickering as well as home to earthen mounds created by pre-historic people.

CONFEDERATE PARK (Jefferson Avenue & Court Avenue, Front Street & Riverside Drive)

This park features shade trees and a great overlook, as well as many memorials, plaques, and historical markers, including a statue and memorial to Civil War Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

CRUMP PARK OVERLOOK (Iowa Avenue)

Get a great view of the I-55 bridge from the gravel road through this small, shaded city park.

JEFFERSON DAVIS PARK (Riverside Drive)

Bring your camera for great views of the Mississippi River and Mud Island, and take the learning path to explore the riverbank’s plants and wildlife as well as Civil War and Memphis History.

MARTYRS PARK (Channel 3 Drive)

This city park and memorial within are dedicated to Memphians who risked their lives to stay in the city, tending the sick and burying the dead during the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. From here, catch great views of the Mississippi River.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER GREENBELT PARK (Island Drive)

This low-lying park is long and spacious, with open lawns as well as tall shade trees, perfect for jogging or biking alongside the Mississippi River.

TOM LEE PARK (Riverside Dr.)

Spanning a mile and a half, this park has great views of the river and is the site of Memphis in May, the city’s famous BBQ contest, and other festivals throughout the year.  It’s name for Tom Lee, a man who saved 32 people from a sinking steamboat in the 1920s, despite his inability to swim.

VANCE PARK & BUTLER PARK (Vance Avenue & Butler Avenue)

Take in the incredible views atop the Mississippi River bluffs at this pair of beautifully landscaped parks.

 

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