Choose901: “RiverPlay” Pop-Up Park Opening at Memphis Riverfront
RiverPlay will have a variety of features including playing fields, basketball courts, a skating rink, and an area for Memphis’s best food trucks. At this new downtown hotspot in Memphis you will be able to rent roller skates, check out basketballs, ping pong paddles, chess pieces and other games for kids and adults. There will also be different programs you can participate in like yoga, fitness boot camps, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, theatre, live music and more. RiverPlay is a place for anyone and everyone who wants to get out and be active or for people who just want to enjoy the good food and great weather all the way through August!
The Fourth Bluff, which brought Memphis the Fourth Bluff Ice Rink this past winter, is a new project seeking to bring more parts of the Riverfront to life. It is a part of Reimagining the Civic Commons which is a partnership of the JPB Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
The Fourth Bluff seeks to foster civic engagement, economic opportunity and environmental sustainability through the process of revitalizing and connecting parks, libraries, community centers, and other public places. Memphis is lucky enough to be one of the five cities that are a part of this nationwide initiative.
The Fourth Bluff is a reference to a four block area of the riverfront within a larger area called the Promenade. This includes places like the historic Cossitt Library, the Law School promenade, Memphis Park, Mississippi River Park, and the Riverwalk that connects them. The name “the Fourth Bluff” refers to the four bluffs that make up the Chickasaw Bluff formation, which the Memphis Riverfront is a part of.