The Wolf River

The Wolf River winds over 100 miles through two states and three counties including Memphis, TN. The Wolf River Conservancy is dedicated to the protection of the Wolf River as it interacts with the Memphis Aquifer. The Aquifer is important to preserve as it supplies millions of residents with clean drinking water. We seek to protect the lands around the Wolf River in perpetuity for generations to come.

Wolf River Drone
Wolf River Greenway


The Wolf River Greenway is a 26-mile paved pedestrian pathway along the meanders of the Wolf River. It is being constructed as a public-private partnership between the Wolf River Conservancy, the City of Memphis Division of Parks, and Shelby County.

Upon completion, the Wolf River Greenway’s paved corridor of protected green space along the Wolf River will connect 22 Memphis neighborhoods and over 853 acres of recreation, wildlife habitat and green space.

Click the Learn More link below to see all the exciting programs happening this year, as well as different areas of the Wolf River Greenway to explore.


What is the Wolf River Greenway?

The Wolf River Greenway is a 26-mile pedestrian and bicycle trail currently under construction in the city of Memphis TN. As of 2022, there are 14 non-contiguous miles open to the public. Upon completion, the trail will stretch from Mud Island to Germantown, routing through twenty-two neighborhoods along the Wolf River and connecting over 180,000 residents within a 10-minute walk.

What is Greenway Community Programming?

Our Greenway Community Programming consists of free classes that the public can participate in under the theme of recreation, education or conservation. All equipment necessary is provided to participants during class times.

How do I participate in community programming?

Register online using our website, wolfriver.org/programming; or, you may walk up and register on the day of your desired class. A waiver is required to be filled out for walk-up registrations.

Do I need to pay a registration fee or equipment fee?

No, all of our classes are free to the public and all equipment is provided to users during class times.

How do I find out where to go?

Visit our programming page to view information about the programs and click the boxes that indicate you can register for each program. Maps and directions are provided in class descriptions on the registration screen, and in confirmation emails when you register.