Overton Park is a 342-acre public park in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. The park contains a nine-hole golf course, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis College of Art, Memphis Zoo, Levitt Shell, Rainbow Lake, Veterans Plaza, the Greensward, two playgrounds, and a 126-acre Old Forest State Natural Area. Learn more.

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  • Old Forest Management Plan

    Crossroads trail

    This past Saturday, several dozen park lovers joined us to review a draft of the Old Forest State Natural Area Management Plan. Drafted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s State Natural Areas Division, the plan outlines a path for Overton Park Conservancy to effectively preserve and manage the forest. Read the draft management […]

  • We love when a plan comes together

    Old Forest State Natural Area

    Lately we’ve talked a lot about what it means to manage the Old Forest: from developing a forest inventory to deciding which invasive species to tackle, working in an ecosystem like this one is a big job.  That’s why we’ve been working with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for the last several […]

  • Walk the Old Forest…from your computer!

    Google Trekker

    While there’s obviously no substitute for a leisurely walk on the Old Forest Trail, one thing you definitely can’t do in the wintertime is enjoy a lush green trek through the woods…until today! Thanks to the Google Street View Trekker Loan Program, the Old Forest Trail (and several other trails in the woods) has been […]

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