Woodland Discovery
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Funk-O-Meter: 4 Rufi
Woodland Discovery
500 N. Pine Lake Dr.
Memphis, Tenn. 38134
(901) 382-2249
Now this is a playground! When we were kids, our park had a rusty pipe stuck in a pit of used motor oil. No chance of poisoning here, but still really, really funky.
Woodland Discovery
Mud Island
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Funk-O-Meter: 3 Rufi
Mud Island
125 Front St.
Memphis, Tenn. 38103
A scaled-down replica of the Mississippi River is the highlight here. Despite the name, there’s no mud on display unless the floodwaters just receded. More interesting than funky.
Mud Island
Wolf River Greenway
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Funk-O-Meter: 2 Rufi
Wolf River Greenway
Along the Wolf River
1230 S. Germantown Rd.
Germantown, TN 38138
If you have five hours to kill, you can walk the whole thing, but I can think of a lot funkier things to do than working on your stride. I like pretty things, but this may just a little too pretty and not so funky.
Wolf River Greenway
Overton Park
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Funk-O-Meter: 3 Rufi
Overton Park
2080 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, Tenn. 38106
The woods and the lakes are mighty relaxing, but you best be staying away from the bandshell on Saturday nights where there’s a lot of white cheese and pink wine. Funky and not at the same time.
Overton Park
Meeman-Shelby Forest
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Funk-O-Meter: 4 Rufi
Meeman-Shelby Forest
910 Riddick Rd.
Millington, Tenn. 38053
(901) 725-7527
Ever heard of The Woods? Well, this is it. And plenty of it to go around. Not so far out of town that you can’t enjoy between your funky Sunday brunch and a trip to the Piggly Wiggly. Quiet and funky.
Meeman-Shelby Forest