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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  • $25,000 #GivingTuesday match, plus the return of Make a Gift, Get a Pic

    This week we celebrate another Giving Tuesday, when people all across the country take a break from holiday shopping to support the nonprofit organizations working to make the world a better place. In our little corner of it, we like to use this occasion to flood social media with beautiful photos of the Old Forest. […]

  • Give Your Feedback on Greensward/Parking Proposal

    Aerial concept drawing

    It’s time to weigh in! Yesterday, the Powers Hill Design team presented the Parking Steering Committee with three initial proposals for a reconfiguration of the Zoo’s parking lot. Those proposals are now live on the City’s website at www.memphistn.gov/parkingplan, but you can also click the links below: Aerial overlays of the three concepts Proposed vehicle routes […]

  • MCA and the future of Overton Park

    MCA student market

    This morning, Memphis College of Art announced that it plans to end new student admissions in preparation for closing its doors after the existing students graduate. The loss of MCA will be felt deeply in Overton Park, where students have given and received inspiration for decades. Their presence, and the work they created here, has contributed strongly […]

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