Mud Island River Park receives upgrades, allows dogs

Mud Island River Park (Source: WMC)
Mud Island River Park (Source: WMC)
Updated: May. 6, 2019 at 9:54 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Mud Island River Park is now open for the season.

The season began on May 2nd, and now park goers can bring their dogs to the park.

"I mean, it's right next to downtown, easy to get to, get him out, stretch his legs. I mean, what could be better," John D'Avello said of his greyhound Arnold.

The park is open to walkers, bike riders, and dog owners for free from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Ryan Jones, 7, loves to walk the entire length of the mock-up of the Mississippi River.

"The best part is you get to see a small Mississippi River, and you get to walk in it without getting kicked out of the park," Ryan said.

Tourist Frank Paff is in awe of the River Park's mini Mississippi as well.

"It's fantastic! I mean, such a monumental work. I mean, that's a tremendous sculpture, that whole thing up there...all the islands...all the signs. It's great," he said.

The Mississippi River Museum is back open to the public after a minor face lift.

Visitors can see the upgrades Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids.

Other upgrades are coming to the park including a new Memphis sign, a sunflower field, and new bike share stations.

Memphis River Parks Partnership says expect a big announcement mid-month on an exciting new venture at the Mud Island River Park

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