Tag Archives: Johnson Park

Municipal Parks Gain Pair of Playground Sets at Bargain Price

A chance opportunity of bargain shopping by one city official and a lengthy road trip by two others has led to some new playground equipment for the City of Memphis. For several years the city has been seeking to add playground equipment at the Lake Show-Me campgrounds. Unfortunately cost estimates in the $30,000 – $40,000 […]

Memphis to Host MLB Jr. Home Run Derby, Scotts Pitch, Hit & Run Events May 5th

The Memphis City Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting a free Major League Baseball Jr. Home Run Derby and the Scotts Pitch, Hit & Run  competition events for area youth. The events are scheduled for Saturday, May 5th at Johnson Park in Memphis, beginning at 9 a.m. The park is located at 344 N. […]

City Council Awaiting Final Approval of Land and Conservation Fund Grant for Johnson Park

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Andrea Brassfield, and Chris Feeney; Alderman Lucas Remley was absent.  Others in attendance were:  Utility Supt. Stacy […]

Memphis Parks & Recreation Announces Upcoming Events

Memphis City Parks & Recreation has announced a number of activities planned for August for participants of all ages. The 2nd Annual Kids’ Camp will be held Friday, August 4th. Check in at Johnson Park begins at 4:30 p.m. Camp will run from 5 – 6 p.m. The camp is for boys and girls ages […]

Registration Open for City’s Summer Tennis Leagues

Registration is now open for the City of Memphis summer tennis leagues to be held at Johnson Park. The park will host a Monday night doubles league as well as a Wednesday night casual league. Play will begin in June and run through August. Organizer Kim Getman said registration will be required for the doubles […]

City Seeking Partners to Help Fund  Park Shelter Upgrades

In a continuing effort to revitalize the municipal parks system, the City of Memphis on Thursday night authorized a pair of projects to upgrade shelters at Johnson and Legion parks. The city council unanimously approved a project to replace the roof of the Legion Park shelter. A new ceiling will be installed to protect the […]

City of Memphis Hosting NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the City of Memphis Parks Department hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Johnson Park.  The competition is being held Saturday, July 9th at 9:00 a.m. It is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15. For competition […]

City of Memphis Plans Summer Tennis Activities

This summer the City of Memphis will have an array of tennis activities for all ages and ability levels.  On Wednesday, May 25th and Wednesday, June 1st, anyone interested in the summer tennis leagues can join us from 7-9 pm at Johnson Park to “Get Back in the Swing of Things.”  These evenings will be […]

Pitch, Hit and Run Competition Being Held at Johnson Park

The City of Memphis Parks Department is hosting a Pitch Hit and Run Competition on Saturday, May 7th starting at 9:00 a.m.  The event is being held at Johnson Park Ball Field. The competition, a free, 1-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14, is divided into two separate divisions, baseball and softball, and participants […]

Police Looking to Head Off Future Cases of Vandalism to Parks

Do you recognize these tubes of paint? According to the Memphis Police Department, they are not found on the shelves of local retailers, and they are hoping parents in Memphis might remember purchasing such items. The containers were found at the scene of some vandalism at Johnson Park in Memphis. “There was not a whole […]