As all Memphians have seen during Memphis in May, this expansive green lawn is perfect for activities in need of ample room. But throughout the year, these green acres are not empty. The park is perfect for countless activities and has a nice restroom facility, water fountains and plenty of convenient parking as well as newly installed outdoor fitness stations including two sand volleyball courts and a lined soccer field. Tom Lee Park stretches alongside Riverside Drive from Beale Street to South Bluff.
Tom Lee Park has a commemorative statue to its namesake who, in 1925, despite his inability to swim, saved 32 people from drowning in the Mississippi River from a capsized and burning steamer.
6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Exit 1-40 on to Riverside drive via exit number 1. Drive 1.5 miles. The park is on the right. OR Exit 1-240 (turns into I-55 N), which turns into S. Riverside Drive. Drive 1.5 miles. The park is on the left.