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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  • More Birds of the Old Forest

    Yellow-bellied sapsucker

    Since our last spotlight on the birds of the Old Forest, the weather has warmed up slightly.  Starting in April, we should begin to see the spring and summer birds head back into our area.  But for now, we’re offering one more look at the winter residents of the forest.  As with the last time, […]

  • Our 15 Seconds of Fame

    Overton Parks and Rec

    We at Overton Park Conservancy are big fans of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” for obvious reasons.  (In fact, your intrepid communications director may have once carved a Ron Swanson pumpkin for Halloween.)  So we could hardly believe it when Patrick posted a screenshot from the March 6 episode on Twitter, pointing out that a map […]

  • Reading Flash Mob in Overton Park


    It’s Read Across America Month, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by curling up under a tree in Overton Park with a good book! That’s why we’re teaming up with Literacy Mid-South for a special Reading Flash Mob this Saturday, March 15 from 11:00am to 2:00pm on the Greensward.  Bring […]

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