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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  • New traffic patterns for May 7 park events

    Traffic Map May 7

    Want to spend your Saturday enjoying the park instead of sitting in traffic? On a weekend full of park events, Overton Park Conservancy is piloting an event response plan that we hope will make that an easy goal. One of the recommendations from the consultants who prepared our Parking and Traffic Report was to create an event […]

  • Happy Earth Day, Old Forest


    Indulge me while I get a little personal today. Earth Day seems like as good a day as any for me to celebrate my favorite place in Memphis–the Old Forest. In terms of loving nature, I’d call myself a late bloomer. I remember my grandma valiantly trying to teach me the names of the butterflies […]

  • OPC releases results of parking plan

    April 2 crowd on Greensward

    Overton Park is 342 acres of the best Memphis has to offer. That was on clear display this past weekend, when families walked together to erase multiple sclerosis, kids sprawled on the Greensward with free books from Literacy Mid-South, two rugby teams went to battle, and young soccer and golf teams learned their crafts. The […]

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