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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  • 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 […]

  • Volunteers Spruce Up the Park

    Wonder Voyage volunteers

    As we wrote in our last post, summer brings a lot of challenges to park maintenance. It seems like there’s always either too much rain or too little, the heat takes its toll on plants and infrastructure, and our list of needed repairs grows as quickly as we check things off. That’s why we’re so […]

  • The Dog Days of Summer

    The Dog Days of Summer

    There’s no denying it: we’re in the dog days of summer. It’s hot, it’s humid, and it’s hard sometimes to leave the air-conditioned comfort of home and get outside. But we still see so many people enjoying the park: having family reunions at the pavilions, running on the trails, climbing the Spiderwebs at Rainbow Lake […]

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