Memphis River Parks Partnership works with and for the people of Memphis to trigger the transformative power of our river.

Come to the River

The Memphis River Parks Partnership is a nonprofit (501c3) organization that stewards the riverfront on behalf of the people of Memphis. The partnership works to create a connected, catalytic and fun riverfront for all.

The Partnership manages, maintains, operates and activates five connected riverfront park districts of 250 acres of parkland as well as multiple rental and performance facilities.

The Partnership produces programs year-round and partners with external producers to host major civic moments on the river. The work of the Partnership is guided by the Memphis Riverfront Concept.

Completed in 2017 after a major public engagement campaign incorporating the voices of more than 4,000 Memphians, the concept lays out a series of elegant and connected investments that, together, lead to outsize impact by fostering positive encounters and civic pride, restoring natural ecological conditions and connecting the riverfront to downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.

The Partnership team maintains more than five miles of riverfront everyday. Say hi to a ranger next time you spot them in the park!

George Abbott

Director of External Affairs

Jessie Avant

River Parks Ranger

Harry Babb

River Parks Specialist

Everett Bates

River Parks Specialist

Jamal Boddie

Hyde Fellow In Community Engagement

Joshua Bynum

River Parks Ranger

Carol Coletta

President & CEO

Art Davis


Memphis River Parks Partnership

Amanda Glenn

River Parks Ranger

Kammie Glenn

River Parks Ranger - Lead

Ruby Green

Nancy Harwood

Advancement Manager

Memphis River Parks Partnership

Arsenio Holmes

River Parks Ranger

Helen Hope

Program Associate

Sidney Johnson

Manager of Special Operations

Ronnie McCarty

River Parks Specialist

Jim Reeder

Memphis River Parks Partnership

Louis Stukenburg

River Parks Specialist

Raymon Terry

River Parks Ranger

Memphis River Parks Partnership

Rodger Todd

River Parks Specialist

Ruby Zielinski

Director of Brand Experience

Board Members

Ray Pohlman – Chair

Government Relations Director and Vice President
AutoZone, Inc.

Tyree Daniels – Vice Chair

Managing Director
Duncan Williams, Inc

John Farris - Immediate Past Chair

Farris, Mathews, Branan, Bobango & Hellen, P.L.C.

Terry Lynch - Treasurer

Managing Partner
The Southland Companies

Robert Clark - Secretary

Director, Office of Government Affairs
St. Jude Research Hospital

Jennifer Oswalt - Assistant Treasurer

Downtown Memphis Commission

Tanja Mitchell - Assistant Secretary

Gregory M. Duckett – Chairperson Emeritus

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Baptist Memorial Hospital Medical Center

Kevin Adams

Executive Vice President
CBRE Group, Inc.

Calvin Anderson

Retired SVP, BlueCross BlueShield of TN
President, Clear Strategies Group

Sam Cantor

Sam Cantor & Company

Chase Carlisle

Vice President

Robert Craddock

Managing Partner
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

Alan Crone

Special Counsel to the Mayor
City of Memphis

Candace Steele Flippin

Chief Communications Officer
First Horizon National Corporation

J.W. Gibson II

Chairman and CEO
Gibson Companies

David Hagel

General Manager
Bass Pro Shops Pyramid

Bruce B. Hopkins

Chairman, West Tennessee Region
First Tennessee Bank

Barry Lichterman

Founder & Past President of Levitt Shell - Retired

Anton Powell Mack

Century House

Doug McGowen

Chief Operating Officer
City of Memphis

Laura Morris

Park and Public Realm Strategist

Billy Orgel

Tower Ventures

Teresa Sloyan

Executive Director
Hyde Family Foundations

Jamita Swearengen

Memphis City Council

Kevin Woods

Memphis Market President
BlueCross BlueShield of TN

Jen Andrews

Executive Director
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

Maria Munoz-Blanco

Director of Parks and Neighborhoods
City of Memphis

Kevin Kane

President & CEO
Memphis Tourism

Kristen C. Wright

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
AutoZone, Inc.

Paul Young

Director of Memphis Housing Authority
City of Memphis

Roshun Austin

The Works, Inc

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