Town of Collierville

Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Arts


Greenbelt System  Brochure & Map
W. C. Johnson Complete Trail Map

The Collierville Greenbelt System provides not only miles of exciting walking and exercise opportunities, but is designed to connect neighborhoods, Parks, Schools, and commercial areas by providing alternative transportation options, with 18.38 miles of trails and connectors.  The Department has recently opened a new section of trail at W. C. Johnson Park.  This section features both hard surface and primitive trails for pedestrians and bicycles.  Winding through the Wolf River bottom, this section connects with the Boardwalk and provide a 3.1 mile loop around the Park.       

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Below is a listing of the distances of trails and sidewalk connections:

Queen Oaks Trail
(White Road to Powell Road) - .55 miles
H.W. Cox Park Exercise Trail - 1.20 miles
Eastbrook Trail (H.W. Cox Park to Shelton Road) - .95 miles
Wagon Trail (Shelton Road to W.C. Johnson Park) - .50 miles
W.C. Johnson Park Boardwalk - .86 miles
W.C. Johnson Park Exercise Trail (around lake) - .70 miles
W.C. Johnson Park Primative Trail - 3
.5 miles
W.C. Johnson internal trail - 1.55 miles
Oakmont Trail (Powell Road to Frank Road) - .50 miles
Crosswinds Trail (Frank Road to Shelton Road) - .80 miles
Ashton Woods Trail (Ashton Woods to Tara Oaks Elementary) - .65 miles
Tara Oaks Trail (Tara Oaks Elementary to Belle Watley Drive) - .50 miles
Steeplechase Trail (Poplar Avenue to Grand Steeple Drive) - .65 miles
Wynnbrooke Trail (North End of Hartwell Subdivision) - 1.0 miles
Nonconnah Trail (Schilling Farms Middle to Houston Levee Road) - 1.6 miles
Porter Farms Trail (Poplar Avenue to Winchester Blvd.) - .50 miles
Wolf River Parkway Trail (Shelton Road to W. C. Johnson Park) - .75 miles
Halle Park Trail  - .80 miles
Hinton Park Trail - 1.02 miles

TOTAL Greenbelt mileage: 18.58 miles

Peterson Lake Nature Center Arboretum map
Arboretum Brochure

The Peterson Lake Nature Center Arboretum is loacted on 135 acres in W. C. Johnson Park. The arboretum was certified by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on August 3rd 2008.
ARboretum location at WCJ
"Arboretum Location at W. C. Johnson Park"

There is a diversity of botttomland hardwood trees that are located along the boardwalk and wetland areas of the park. In addition to these native species, a few species of cultivars have been planted within the park and arboretum area. There are a total of thirty-one (31) trees that have been included in the Level 1 Arboretum.
The Tennessee Arboretum Level 1 certification process required that the Town have a site open to the public with a minimum of 30 different species of trees labeled with both their common and scientific names.
examples of tree labels           pruning techniques
During the certification process, training was provided to members of the Parks & Recreation and Public Services Departments on the proper management and care of trees found in the arboretum, along with a brochure (see above for printable version). The brochure will give residents the opportunity to journey through the arboretum on a self guided tour and will provide a checklist of trees with both fun and educational information. Also, with the Level 1 Arboretum certification, Collierville will have an arboretum that is a wonderful place where the forest is the outdoor classroom. This arboretum will give both school children and people of all ages an educational opportunity and setting that is natural and peaceful that everyone will enjoy.
crape myrtle               
"Crape Myrtle - Lagerstroemia indica var. Natchez"          

sweetbay magonlia
"Sweetbay Magonlia - Magnolia Virginiana


Tried of your exercise routine and want to try something different? Or are you unsure where to begin on a new exercise program? The department just installed the first QR FiT Trail in the state of Tennseess at H. W. Cox Jr. Park. QR FiT Trails provide on-demand, training videos to users by scanning a QR code with a smartphone.
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Six signs have been added along the greenbelt exercise trail at the park that accesses four different types of exercises: core, flexibility, lower body and upper body. The exercise routines are also tailored by varied intensity levels including beginner, intermediate and advanced. The program will continually offer new routines; the types of exercises will change monthly.

To participate in the QR FiT Trail, users need to have a smartphone with a QR code reader, which can be downloaded for free from an App Store. Use the QR code reader to scan one of the four codes displayed on a sign depending on the desired fitness routine (core, flexibility, lower body or upper body.) When the code is scanned, a video will appear on the phone's screen with a fitness trainer explaining and demonstrating the exercise. When the routine is completed, simply follow the trail to the next posted sign. The six QR FiT Trail signs are dispered in a loop around the park. Scanning a Code  Smug User  Start Sign


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    • Collierville Parks Location

      440 West Powell Road
      Collierville, TN 38017

      Mon – Fri: 8AM – 5PM
      Phone: 901-457-2770

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