Archive | January, 2013
Rainbow Lake Playground

Rainbow Lake Playground January Update

We’re a little over one month into the construction project at Rainbow Lake Playground, and we wanted to share some exciting news.  The project is 2/3 of the way to its funding goal, with $270,000 raised of the $400,000 needed to complete the project. AutoZone has funded the construction of The Spiderwebs, our new cargo […]

Photos of winter in Overton Park, Memphis

Scenes from a Winter

by Melissa McMasters One of the wonderful things about living in Memphis is that wintertime isn’t so harsh that we have to remain locked inside, huddled under blankets, unless we’re particularly tough. (Being outside in the summertime is, of course, another story!)  Overton Park is proof of that–it’s often full of people running, walking their […]

Membership card

So You Want to Be a Park Member

Are you a member of Overton Park Conservancy?  If not, now is an excellent time to join! Members are critical for the future of the park.  By making an annual commitment to the park, you are helping to fund things like regular park maintenance, family-friendly programs, and visitor services like park maps.  All members receive […]

Concept for Bicycle Plaza

Building a Bike Gateway, Part 1

Follow along as Overton Park Conservancy and our community partners work to build a bicycle-pedestrian connection at the Sam Cooper/East Parkway entrance to the park. When people drive down Sam Cooper Blvd. and turn onto East Parkway, they know they’ve found Overton Park–there’s a large sign at the end of the street that tells them […]

Team Overton Park

Are you Team Overton Park?

Do you spend a lot of time in Overton Park and know it well?  Would you like to give back to the park just by being there? Then you should join Team Overton Park! TOP is a new program for park enthusiasts to be the “eyes and ears” of Overton Park Conservancy while they’re enjoying the […]