Archive | January, 2012

A Very Big Thank You!

So far, the OPC’s fundraising efforts have inspired pledges totaling $3,200,000 from generous private donors and organizations such as the Plough Foundation, Hyde Family Foundations, and the law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson. The City of Memphis will provide $150,000 annually for park operations, plus a total of $416,000 for capital improvements in the […]

Meet the Conservancy Board

Our new Board of Directors is a diverse group of people with one thing in common: They are all passionate about Overton Park. “One of the personal benefits that I get as interim executive director of the OPC is the privilege of working with these fine Memphians, getting to know many of them better and […]

Scouts Help with Privet Removal

Big thanks to the Boy Scouts of America (Chickasaw Council #558) who worked hard to remove thickets of privet from our future dog park site near Rainbow Lake. Privet is a non-native invasive shrub that competes with native plant species. “The Scouts chose to help with the restoration of Overton Park as our service project […]

Happy New Year

Six months ago, the citizens of Memphis were invited to “Speak Up” for Overton Park by taking a survey created by a volunteer working group. You were asked to tell us how you really feel about Overton Park, and that’s exactly what you did. With nearly 1,700 responses, the Speak Up survey created a strong […]