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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  • Managing our remarkable forest

    Old Forest inventory

    Today’s Commercial Appeal puts a spotlight on the Midtown Urban Forestry Fellowship, a partnership between Overton Park Conservancy and Rhodes College to develop an inventory of the Old Forest. (Go read it if you haven’t!) The article illustrates a crucial dynamic in forest management: balancing a careful study of the ecosystem with needs that should be […]

  • Kids, Dogs, and Birds!


    While there may be a Hollywood axiom about never working with kids or dogs (or birds, for that matter), at Overton Park we love all three. That’s why we’d love for you to join us at one or more events happening this weekend in the park. For the Kids This Saturday, December 13, Snowden PTO […]

  • St. Jude Marathon Info

    St. Jude Marathon

    This year’s St. Jude Marathon will be run on Saturday, December 6.  Because part of the marathon course runs through Overton Park, we wanted to let you know what to expect that day so you can plan your visits to the park accordingly. The race begins downtown at 8:00 a.m., so the first runners will […]

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