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

Greg Allen

River Parks Ranger

Jessie Avant

River Parks Ranger

Everett Bates

River Parks Specialist

Jamal Boddie

Hyde Fellow In Community Engagement

Joshua Bynum

River Parks Ranger - Lead

Carol Coletta

President & CEO

Art Davis

Chief Operating Officer

Memphis River Parks Partnership

Amanda Glenn

River Parks Ranger

Kammie Glenn

River Parks Ranger - Lead

Grace Harwood

Executive Services Administrator

Nancy Harwood

Advancement Manager

Helen Hope

Program Associate

Raymon Terry

River Parks Ranger

Jim Reeder

Memphis River Parks Partnership

Rodger Todd

River Parks Specialist

Ruby Zielinski

Director of Brand Experience

Board Members

Tyree Daniels – Chair

Managing Director
Duncan Williams, Inc

Robert Clark - Vice Chair

Director, Office of Government Affairs
St. Jude Research Hospital

Ray Pohlman – Immediate Past Chair

President
Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE)

Candace Steele Flippin - Secretary

Chief Communications Officer
First Horizon National Corporation

Jennifer Oswalt - Treasurer

President
Downtown Memphis Commission

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

President
Clear Strategies Group

Roshun Austin

President/CEO
The Works, Inc

Sam Cantor

Sam Cantor & Company

Robert Craddock

Managing Partner
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

Alan Crone

Special Counsel to the Mayor
City of Memphis

Dallas Geer

CFO
Poplar Foundation

J.W. Gibson II

Chairman and CEO
Gibson Companies

David Hagel

General Manager
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

Bruce B. Hopkins

Retired Chairman
West Tennessee Region, First Horizon Bank

Terry Lynch

Managing Partner
The Southland Companies

Anton Powell Mack

Executive Director
Explore Bike Share

Tanja Mitchell

Director of Community Engagement
The Works, Inc.

Doug McGowen

Chief Operating Officer
City of Memphis

Laura Morris

Park and Public Realm Strategist

Billy Orgel

President
Tower Ventures

Teresa Sloyan

Executive Director
Hyde Family Foundation

Jamita Swearengen

Councilwoman
Memphis City Council

Van Turner Jr.

Commissioner
Shelby County Commission

Kevin Woods

Memphis Market President
BlueCross BlueShield of TN

Kristen Wright

Senior Vice President, General Counsel
AutoZone, Inc.

Gary Wunderlich

Partner
Live Oak Merchant Partners

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