The Memphis 10: Time for change at Tom Lee Park

A double-fistful of observations on the week in Memphis

By , Daily Memphian Published: April 02, 2019 3:13 PM CT
<strong>A jogger passes the Tom Lee memorial, named after the local hero who rescued 32 people from a sinking steamboat in 1925.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

A jogger passes the Tom Lee memorial, named after the local hero who rescued 32 people from a sinking steamboat in 1925. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Chris Herrington
Daily Memphian

Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollentine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.

For decades now we’ve treated Tom Lee Park – 30 precious acres linking the heart of Downtown to the Mississippi River – as a kind of Liberty Bowl West: a venue to be fully used a few days each May, a de facto fairgrounds.

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