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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  • Volunteer Rock Stars

    Photo by Charles Uffelman

    This weekend, the University of Memphis Student Leadership & Involvement council hosted its first Service on Saturday of the fall semester. More than 100 members of U of M fraternities chose to spend their Saturday in Overton Park, thanks to a fantastic effort coordinated by Park Friends and Memphis City Beautiful.  Here are a few […]

  • Combating the Kudzu

    Rhodes volunteers

    If you’re reading this anywhere in the Southern United States, you’re bound to be familiar with kudzu. This plant, which is native to Asia, was introduced to the United States as an ornamental plant in 1876.  It was distributed widely as a garden plant, as food for livestock, and as an erosion control aid for […]

  • Traffic alert for August 23

    Forrest Spence 5K race course

    One of the largest 5K races of the year will be coming through Overton Park this Saturday, August 23. Here’s what you need to know about the impacts to traffic and park entrances: The 7th Annual Forrest Spence 5K will take place on August 23 beginning at 8:00 a.m. It is a wonderful event for […]

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