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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  • Proposals would improve parking, sidewalks

    Walking on the Greensward

    Overton Park offers shady picnic areas, two playgrounds, a dog park, and miles of trails. The park is also fortunate to have so many cultural institutions all sharing space. Having a world-class zoo, art museum, art college, and performing arts facility all nestled within a beautiful park is a rare privilege, amounting to a treasure […]

  • When is a match in the forest a good thing?

    Answer: When it’s part of ioby’s matching gift campaign–this week only! Raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten a little lost while walking in the Old Forest. Or if you’ve run several loops of the limestone trail and wanted to know how far you’ve traveled. A new Overton Park Conservancy project will make navigating the park’s […]

  • Welcome to the Old Forest

    “KEEP OUT.” The iron bars that greet visitors at three entrances to the Old Forest are anything but welcoming.  Designed to prohibit vehicles from entering the State Natural Area, the gates accomplish something unintended as well: discouraging pedestrians and cyclists from enjoying the forest trails. But thanks to a generous gift from some lifelong park […]

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