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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  • #TrickOutMyTrip and make crossing Poplar safer

    Crossing Poplar

    Today, Memphis competes with cities across America for matching funds–and we can bring those dollars right here to Overton Park! The Trick Out My Trip campaign, sponsored by ioby and TransitCenter, promises to bring funds to cities that want to improve safety and access for transit riders, cyclists, and pedestrians. Overton Park’s Poplar and Tucker intersection […]

  • Catching ’em all–copperheads, that is

    While hundreds of park visitors converged on the Greensward in search of Pokémon, last week the Conservancy staff had an opportunity to see creatures that most park visitors will never encounter: copperhead snakes. University of Memphis graduate researcher Malle Carrasco-Harris let us tag along as she checked in on several of the snakes she’s been studying for the […]

  • City Council approves parking solution for Overton Park

    Yesterday Memphis City Council unanimously approved a resolution endorsing a solution to end overflow parking on the Greensward. This solution, which we outlined earlier this week, represents a consensus between Overton Park Conservancy, the Memphis Zoo, and the City of Memphis, and presents an achievable path forward for the park and its attractions. In rescinding […]

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