There is one theory that a warship named the uss amphritrite got stuck there for two years causing a greater pile up around its stern. Memphis river parks partnership design strategist ruby zielinski explained that memphis skyline from mud island is not as impressive as it is from a higher elevation so the sign was oriented to larger buildings including city hall and the pyramid.
Mud island was formed more than 100 years ago when sand gravel and of course mud piled up in front of the memphis harbor.
New memphis sign mud island. The sky trams were down which was disappointing. The new memphis sign is up overlooking the mississippi river and the citys skyline. A new block letter sign simply saying memphis.
We still enjoyed the skywalk with good views and the half mile scale model of the mississippi river. Take the monorail from the eastern bank of the mississippi to this river island where the view of the memphis skyline is only one of the many attractions. Aerial views of the new memphis sign on mud island park in.
Artist and designer tylur french from left downtown memphis commission marketing vice president penelope huston memphis river parks partnership president carol coletta and memphis mayor jim strickland are seen between the letters of a new memphis sign during the sculptures unveiling on mud island river park on may 22 2019. The colorful dedication. Wmc a new sign at mud island park is soon to be an instagram hit.
Mud island river park in downtown memphis is a great attraction for kids history and music fans alike. Organizers hope social media influencers of the bluff city make a pilgrimage to visit a new vivid memphis monument downtown. Mud island river park.
You should check it out. It is located within the memphis city limits 12 miles from the coast of downtown and houses a museum restaurants and an amphitheater. Most of mud island was closed when we were there but we still enjoyed the visit.
Mud island river park located on the south end of the island opened to the public in 1982.