Stop By Downtown’s New Pocket Park: Madison Avenue Park

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 19th 2017 9148 0

Though she be but little, she is fierce!

Madison Avenue Park is the latest property to receive some love and attention in downtown Memphis. What was once a languishing, empty former Burger King is now a pocket park. And get this – it’s not a pop-up! It’s there for real, at the corner of Madison and Maggie H. Isabel Street/Rendezvous Alley.

Imagine this with fully grown vines and trees.

The Madison Avenue Park opened on Friday, April 21, 2017.

You can check out ongoing events like live music via their Facebook page here.

Let me also mention that it’s across the street from the Brass Door, home of early weekend soccer watching, British Bingo, and some seriously amazing chips. I walked over to the Madison Avenue Park a few weeks ago after a morning game and saw the park, which is truly tiny – with an almost humorously small swatch of grass – but cool, modern, and inviting.

The view from The Brass Door is much better now, too. And let’s be real, it’s infinitely better than a dead Burger King.

Shout out to Memphian Scott Crosby who – along with his partners – bought the land in 2013 and worked with The PARC Foundation to design and build the MAP. Mr. Crosby is also a partial owner of the Brass Door so this makes a lot of sense.

Go there:

Madison Avenue Park Opening Day
151 Madison Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38103

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Featured photo at the top of this page via Jeff Hulett. 


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. HydeParkSwag says:

    The park also has a video screen where the Memphis Gooners and American Outlaws will be watching big soccer matches in the future.

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