Archive | August, 2012

Rainbow Lake

“What’s up with Rainbow Lake?” We’re hearing this question a lot, and we appreciate your concern. Hot, dry conditions this summer have caused lake levels to drop and algae to grow faster than usual. We have manually removed algae twice, added water to the lake, and worked with the City plumbers to improve the functioning […]

Mid-South Food Bank Hosts Miles for Meals 5k

Mid-South Food Bank invites runners and walkers to fight hunger at the Miles for Meals 5k, Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Overton Park.  The event features both a 5k run and a two-mile fun run/walk.  The goal is to raise the equivalent of 65,000 meals to support Mid-South Food Bank’s efforts to fight hunger through […]

Inaugural Clergy Chase 5K/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk promotes healthy congregations and community

The Congregational Health Network will hold its first annual Clergy Chase 5K/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk! The inaugural race will take place on Saturday, September 15 at Overton Park at 8 a.m. The Clergy Chase encourages congregations to run with their pastors to raise awareness about sickle cell disease in the African-American community and to promote healthy […]

Safety Alert

We need all park visitors to be aware of reports we’ve received that several individuals were robbed on the trails in the Old Forest in the past few days. The suspects are teenaged black males and some are riding bicycles. Four arrests have been made in this case, and the Memphis Police Department believes the […]