Peabody Park is less crowded and smaller than neighboring Overton Park, and it has some special features. Local artist Yvonne Bobo has two big metal sculptures, a pavilion, a playground and a splash pad.
When you were younger this park might always be one of your favorites, especially because of the splash park area in the summer. Now you are a grown-up you might still enjoy coming here but with a coffee and a book to read! Playground and splash park are consolidated to one end of the park, while benches in the sun and in the shade are spread over the other half. Seeing kids playing but not having them right in your face is perfect for everyone. Definitely, a very enjoyable place, always has nice young kids and their parents around in the summer months, good place for whatever you need a park in Midtown to do for you!
There are small parks and massive medians scattered around the city that are usually less crowded than the large parks.
During the summer, it’s packed with kids trying to cool off in the intermittent spray from fountains, geysers, misters and rainfalls.
The park is also home to the Raymond Skinner Center, a community recreation center that has special resources for people with mental and physical disabilities.
The splash park at Peabody Park is free and open daily during the summer.
Mission: To provide a clean , organized, well-maintained facility with community-based recreational opportunities for people with physical and/or mental disabilities.
All physically disabled residents are encouraged by the Skinner Center staff to take part in the activities and services offered at the facility.
- Heated indoor pool
- Outdoor spray-ground
- Game room
- Ceramics studio
- Gymnasium with a weight-lifting area
Activities and Programs
The Skinner Center is where all events take place. The activities are regulated by the staff of Skinner. They are unable to treat children on a single basis. They will be able to decide if your child is eligible to attend their program in a week’s time. Unless they are eligible to take part in Skinner Center’s program.
- Reach Program: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
- Ceramics: Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
- Friday Night Dance 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- High Bo Exercise Class Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm ($2.00 per session)
- Pool Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:00; 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Memphis, Tennessee, is home to some gorgeous green, open spaces and parks for you to lose yourself in. Check out these others you shouldn’t miss:
- Shelby Farms Park
- Memphis Park
- Greenbelt Park
- Tom Lee Park
- Overton Park
- Martyrs Park
- Heroes Park
- Nesbit Park – Stanky Creek Trails
These amazing parks are located just down the street from our location at South Third Street across from The Southgate Shopping Center. Stop by for a visit anytime!