Germantown has 29 parks, sports complexes, special facilities and other green spaces, covering more than 750 acres of land. These feature athletic fields and courts, picnic areas, biking/walking trails playgrounds and facilities reflecting a Parks and Recreation department goal of placing recreational and leisure opportunities within a half mile of every home.
- Pets must be on a leash at all times in all parks, sports complexes, the Wolf River Nature Area and along the Greenway. By City ordinance, pet owners are responsible for removing animal waste.
- Parks are open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. unless otherwise posted or when sanctioned activities require extended hours.
- Safe parks are important in Germantown. Park rangers patrol and provide community information at every park location. If you need help, have a question or just want to have a friendly chat with a ranger about trees, wildlife or native plants, look for the uniformed park ranger in the marked “Park Ranger” vehicles. Police also patrol within and around the parks. For concerns regarding parks, call (901) 757-7375.
- A complete list of park rules is available here.
- For emergencies in parks, call 911.
Neighborhood parks and municipal properties must be routinely patrolled, policed and enhanced. Safe, clean, attractive, litter-free outdoor areas are imperative to the assurance or quality of life experiences for everyone in the community. Though the department provides routine maintenance for all of these areas and facilities, the staff and resources are never enough to achieve the highest level of maintenance. This is where supplementation from volunteers and the development of ownership of these sites creates a win-win situation for all--the public, the park users, the volunteer groups and the Parks and Recreation department. If you have a group or business that is interested in becoming a partner with the City, contact Parks and Recreation Director Pam Beasley at PBeasley@Germantown-TN.gov or (901) 757-7375. You really can make a difference.