Edmund Orgill Park was opened in 1972 and is managed by the Shelby County Conservation Board, a citizen appointed board of the County of Shelby government. The park is named for Edmund Orgill (1899-1983), a progressive Mayor of the City of Memphis in the middle of the twentieth, who fostered better race relations. The Orgill name has been a fixture on the Memphis business scene for nearly two centuries, and Orgill Brothers (Orgill Inc.) is the oldest running business. The hardware distributor was founded in 1847 when the city was less than thirty years old with a population of less than 10,000 citizens. Orgill Brothers sold about anything a pioneer family would need.
Orgill Park is composed of 440 acres of rolling meadows, lakeside vistas, paths and shady spaces for all kinds of outdoor recreation enjoyment. Casper Lake is a 67-acre centerpiece for fishing and boating activities, allowing kayaks, canoes and fishing boats (non-motorized except for trolling motors). There is a fishing pier and the lake is stocked with largemouth bass, bream, sunfish, and catfish. There is a boat launch ramp with ample parking for trailers and guests. All TWRA rules (including fishing permits) apply to the use of Casper Lake.
A 1.2-mile road meanders through the center of Orgill Park and around the east side of Casper Lake connecting Mudville Road (on the north side) with Kerrville-Rosemark Road (on the south side). There are acres of open spaces throughout the grounds for free play and any leisure activities, such as bicycling, jogging (a 5K Trail), walking, yoga, kite-flying, disk tossing, etc. Three covered pavilions with picnic tables are available for rental. A 2.84-acre pond is stocked during the Winter months with trout. Other features are an 18-hole Disk Golf Course, soccer/rugby field, scenic pond bordered by meadows. Portable restrooms are available. The park routinely hosts special events such as road races and antique car shows
Note: Contributions to this article are from
Dr. Rita Hall, Paul Matthews & Jimmy Ogle
of the Rural Heritage Trust of Southwest
Orgill Park Golf Course is a 6,436-yard, Par 72 golf course that capitalizes on the undulating terrain and the charm of Casper Lake. The golf clubhouse has a full-service snack bar, public restrooms and catering facilities (see more below).
Orgill Park Golf Course was established in 1972 and is located in northern Shelby County, just outside the Millington city limits. The course which is open to the public, offers a serene golf setting for a round one will always remember. Upon entering the golf course it will transport one from the hustle and bustle of the city into the tranquility of a peaceful rural setting alongside Casper Lake. There are a variety of tee placements on the 6,436-yard, Par 72 yard course, that golfers from beginners to the seasoned pro will thoroughly enjoy. One will find that a round of golf will be complimented with beautiful scenery, nature, and great southern hospitality by the staff. The course with its new and improved course conditions will become a place one will want to play over and over again
Orgill Park Golf Course offers a clubhouse stocked with hot and cold food, snacks, and beverages of all types. In addition to the club house a putting and chipping green plus our driving range are also available. Players are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled tee time to warm up and dial in their skills. Sorry, but no outside food or drinks are allowed.
For a special event or corporate function, the spacious Banquet Room area inside the clubhouse will make any event or party one to remember. It offers an awesome view of the golf course and is priced to not break any budget. From birthday parties to anniversaries, corporate luncheons to rehearsal dinners, the professional team is highly experienced at delivering a wonderful experience that will leave all guests with fond memories!
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Note: Contributions to this article are from Paul Matthews & Jimmy Ogle
of the Rural Heritage Trust of Southwest Tennessee.