Shelby Farms Park

Memphis, TN

James Corner Field Operations

This project is a 4,500-acre reserve of scenic fields, meadows, woodlands, lakes, pathways, and trails. The Master Plan for the enhancement of the park was developed around a threefold concept – One Park, one million trees, twelve landscapes. The project’s design goals were to boost the park’s identity, to revitalize ecological habitats, and to improve circulation and connectivity. This extensive project offered a wide variety of passive and active recreation options as well as farming, educational resources, markets and festivals.

Pine & Swallow conducted an assessment of existing site conditions and developed site remediation strategies to solve soil drainage challenges and provide planting media in cost-effective, sustainable ways in scale with this 2 million cubic yard earthmoving project. P&S also developed lake edge and spillway stabilization strategies. For the Woodland Discovery Playground, P&S worked with the contractor on construction strategies for soil restoration and protection of specimen trees within the play areas. P&S also prepared an upkeep and maintenance plan for horticultural soils and assisted with one of the first submittals under the SITES Sustainable Soils Initiative.

Naturalized LandscapesOn-Site Soil RestorationPublic SpacesSteep SlopesStructural SoilsWaterfrontsWetlands / Water
Photo: JCFO