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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  • A busy weekend in the park

    Storywalk

    There’s an awful lot going on in the park this weekend, and a number of these events will come with parking restrictions. Here’s your guide to what to do in the park this weekend: Aaron Neville at Levitt Shell, Saturday at 6:00p.m. Each year our friends at Levitt Shell put on more than 50 free […]

  • 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 […]

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