by Toby Sells
Tom Lee Park is getting a fitness makeover in September.
That's when the Memphis Grizzlies will install the pieces of the Grizzlies Riverfront Fitness Trail and Pop-Up Park, what they call "an experiential pilot for the best in urban fitness and recreation." They call it RiverFIT for short.
For three months the Downtown park will have two volleyball courts, a lined soccer field, and six fixed workout stations - monkey bars, pull-up bars, abdominal benches, plyometric boxes, battle ropes and an obstacle course.
“This is really meant to be a public exploration of all the different ways we can use green space to meet community needs” says Diane Terrell, executive director of the Grizzlies Foundation and Community Investment team. “We saw an opportunity to get the conversation started by installing a few features and inviting the community to co-create the rest alongside us.”