Shelby Farms will be closed to cars on Easter

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 08, 2020 4:25 PM CT | Published: April 08, 2020 9:40 AM CT

Shelby Farms Park will be closed to vehicular traffic on Easter Sunday in an effort to limit crowds during one of its busiest days.

Park officials posted on Twitter Wednesday, April 8, the decision to close the park on April 12 to vehicles, but visitors can still enter the park on foot or by bicycle. The park will reopen with regular hours on Monday, April 13.

“Each year, Easter Sunday is one of the days that brings the highest volume of visitors to the park,” the post read. “We’re keeping the Park open but closing the gates to cars to protect public health by reducing crowds, which helps us in our effort to keep the Park open as a community resource.”

The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy said it will continue to monitor visitors coming to the park and will adjust gate closures accordingly.

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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