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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  • Conservancy statement on Greensward plan funding

    Walking on the Greensward

    Today City Council’s Parks & Environment Committee voted to send a resolution accepting $250,000 each from Overton Park Conservancy and the Memphis Zoo to its full Council meeting on April 11. These funds represent the full cost of the design and engineering phase of the Zoo parking lot reconfiguration. As soon as these funds are […]

  • Greensward project moves forward

    Greensward during 2016 Reading Flash Mob

    Overton Park Conservancy’s Board of Directors has voted unanimously to authorize the release of $250,000 to the City of Memphis, and we will ask City Council to accept these funds at Tuesday’s meeting. This contribution represents 50% of the costs for the design and engineering phase of the reconfigured Zoo parking lot. While this is […]

  • Help us remove invasive plants with Bucks for Birds!

    This spring, we’re attacking two invasive plant species in the Old Forest–nandina and mahonia–and we need your help to do it! Because both plants’ seeds are spread by birds, and nandina’s toxic berries can actually poison and kill them, we decided to let the birds help us out in our fundraising for this effort. This […]

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