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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  • Nuts and Bolts

    Future member of the tree trail

    Time to open up the ol’ Overton Park mailbag and answer a few questions! I’ve seen some pretty big trees coming down near Memphis College of Art. What’s going on? City of Memphis crews are taking down a few mature trees this week that are seriously decayed. You might remember that last year, a large […]

  • What is a healthy forest?

    Cycling in the Old Forest

    We know that many of you love walking, running, biking, or just reflecting in the Old Forest State Natural Area. It’s a different place depending on the season of the year, and you never know what sort of interesting plant or animal life you’ll see on your visit. It’s a place that has been treasured […]

  • Notes from Spring Bird Migration

    Scarlet tanager

    After spending the winter getting to know the cold-weather residents of the Old Forest, I had even more fun watching spring slowly arrive. The wildflowers put on their dazzling show, changing the browns and grays of winter into bold hues of yellow, green, and purple. And the birds quickly followed suit–bright orange, yellow, and red […]

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