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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  • Thanks for bringing the magic!

    A Magical Night at Overton Park

    The weather was chilly, but the 450 guests who attended the third annual A Magical Night at Overton Park were filled with nothing but warm feelings. As they wined and dined and listened to great music, our park supporters celebrated the park’s progress and talked about exciting new projects yet to come. Our theme this […]

  • A leafy learning lab

    Spherical densiometer

    The Old Forest State Natural Area is full of mysteries. Why do some large trees withstand a windstorm while others fall? How old are our oldest trees? What plants are regenerating when a big tree falls and creates a gap that lets sunshine onto the forest floor? What replaces the invasive plants like kudzu and […]

  • A busy weekend in the park


    There’s an awful lot going on in the park this weekend, and a number of these events will come with parking restrictions. Here’s your guide to what to do in the park this weekend: Aaron Neville at Levitt Shell, Saturday at 6:00p.m. Each year our friends at Levitt Shell put on more than 50 free […]

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