Grab Your Suit and Hit the Sprayground at Peabody Park
I’m starting to become a fan of Memphis’ smaller green spaces. There are small parks and massive medians scattered around the city that are usually less crowded than the large parks.
That’s why I love Peabody Park in midtown. It’s smaller and less crowded than nearby Overton Park, and it’s got some unique features. There are two large metal sculptures by local artist Yvonne Bobo, a pavillion, and a large playground.
But the best thing about Peabody Park is the splash park.
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.
Peabody Park / Raymond Skinner Center