February 16, 2017

The 4 Memphis Bridges

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Many would say that the relationship between the Mississippi River and the Bluff City is obvious, but some may not realize the obstacle that the river would be without the amazing bridges that extend from Memphis, Tennessee to West-Memphis, Arkansas. Below are facts about each of the four bridges that cross the Big Muddy. Memphis & […]

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January 25, 2017

Thank You from Island Play

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Beale Street Landing’s Island Play with its water features is a hotspot in downtown Memphis’s child friendly scene. The playground typically serves a few hundred visitors on a pleasant weekend day. Island Play wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for a $1 million fundraising campaign. Campaign donors are recognized on Island Play’s Plough Wall of […]

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December 14, 2016

Dredging Recap


Dredging is an important part of river maintenance. This cleaning of the riverbed helps the waterway remain deep enough to be navigable. Below are some sights from the Wolf River Harbor’s dredging in October 2016 .                    

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September 26, 2016

6 Riverfront Photo Opps


There are many places to take a great picture along the 5 miles of the Memphis Riverfront, but these six stand out in particular. Check out these places for a selfie, still life shot or maybe even inspiration for a painting. Just be sure to include #MemphisRiverfront if you decide to share your photos via social media […]

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September 26, 2016

What is that? It’s a barge!


Standing on the banks of the Mississippi River you can see the convergence of 41% of continental North America’s waterways and its associated traffic.  Barges carrying commercial freight constitute a large portion of this traffic. Their flat bottoms help to maximize carrying their capability and ensure that they can navigate the varying depth of inland waters. The […]

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September 26, 2016

Levees: An Introduction


Here in Memphis our great bluff offers protection from high water of the Mississippi River, but many people along lower Mississippi River rely heavily on the network of thousands of miles of levees to protect land along the river and some of its tributaries. The levee system is considered a nationally treasured engineering project. This March, the […]

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June 09, 2016

Twilight Tuesday: Star Wars Costume Night

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Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC) and Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) encourage movie night attendees to dress in Star Wars regalia for Twilight Tuesday’s 2016 series finale on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The newest installment of the saga, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (PG-13, 135 min.), will be shown for free on a 24 […]

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May 05, 2016

Reimagining the Civic Commons

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In April of this year, the City of Memphis launched its participation in the “Reimagining the Civic Commons” initiative with the activation of the spaces shared by Cossitt Library, Memphis Park, Mississippi River Park, Court Square Park, Riverside Drive and Main Street. Memphis is one of seven cities around the nation chosen for this civic engagement project […]

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April 12, 2016

Spring Riverfront Races


Race along the riverfront this spring! Click the links under each race logo for info on these races making their way past the Mississippi River and through downtown this spring.   Race Judicata 5K April 16 @ 3:00 PM      Maria Montessori School Regatta and Duck Race  April 16 @ 9:30 AM – 3:00 […]

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April 12, 2016

Spring Riverfront Festivals

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Festivals have definitely made a home among Memphis’s great traditions and attractions. In the spring a good bit of those are on the city’s front doorstep, the Memphis riverfront. Peruse through this year’s list of festivals below and check out their event pages through the links in the event title. See you on the river! Maria Montessori […]

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