T.O. Fuller State Park plans weekend event
Posted: Thursday, August 5, 2010 8:02 pm
T.O. Fuller State Park will host its annual Fuller Fest celebration Saturday.
The day will include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a volleyball contest, a 5km run/walk, car/motorcycle show and a golf tournament. There will be live music, games and vendors.
T.O. Fuller State Park was the first state park east of the Mississippi River open to African Americans and only the second in the nation. The park was later changed from Shelby Bluffs to T.O. Fuller State Park in 1942 in honor of Dr. Thomas O. Fuller, who spent his life empowering and educating African Americans. The park is located in Shelby County within the southern limits of the city of Memphis. The park encompasses a total of 1,138 acres, with a diversity of wildlife. Its abundance of local flora and fauna, from the Mississippi flood plains to its high and overshadowing bluff ridges, make this area an ideal place for the birdwatcher or outdoor extremist.
For more information about the park, visit the Tennessee State Parks website at www.tnstateparks.com/TOFuller.
For more information about the event, call (901) 543-7581.
Published in The Messenger 8.5.10