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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  • Why does it cost $1,000 a day to operate Overton Park?

    Redeemer sponsorship

    You may have noticed some new signs appearing in the park recently giving special thanks to businesses, organizations, and individuals who have generously contributed to park operations. The signs include some eye-catching numbers, and we’ve gotten some questions about them. “It really costs $1,000 a day to operate the park? Where does that money go?” […]

  • An update on the parking project


    Overton Park Conservancy recently had our kickoff meeting with the City Engineering department to discuss the parking reconfiguration project. The City engineers have created an initial conceptual layout for the reconfiguration. The next step is to develop a scope of work that will inform the RFP for design firms. We estimate having a signed contract […]

  • New! Field guide to birds of the Old Forest

    The Old Forest is home to dozens of resident bird species, like the familiar Northern cardinal, American robin, and blue jay. But what about all the less-common birds that live here year-round, or the colorful warblers that pass through only during migration season? How do you identify those? Thanks to the iNaturalist platform, we’re bringing […]

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