Mud Island’s south end gets busier, wetter in summer heat

By , Daily Memphian Published: July 08, 2019 7:59 PM CT

Mud Island's Gulf of Mexico replica is drawing waders looking for relief, as well as a few swimmers, even though the large body of water hasn't been a pool for several decades. Meanwhile, the island's south end is pulling in bigger crowds than last summer with plans for more activities and a crop of sunflowers.


George Abbott Memphis River Parks Partnership Mud Island River Park
Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.

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