Archive | June, 2013
Part of the Bike Gate arch

Building a Bike Gateway, Part 3

Missed our earlier installments?  Catch Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. Bike Gate is getting 33% more awesome. As Tylur French has continued working on the new bike sculpture that will welcome cyclists and pedestrians into Overton Park, he realized the arch could benefit from more bikes.  Originally, he collected 200 bikes from cyclists […]

Blood Drive in the Park on July 1

Do you have an hour to spare to save a life? We’re betting that our Overton Park supporters do, so we’re teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Monday, July 1.  From 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Red Cross donation van will be parked outside Overton Bark.  The Red Cross […]

Overton Park Stories at the Memphis Room

Become a Part of Memphis History

One of the unsung treasures of our city is the Memphis & Shelby County Room at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.  Almost anything you ever wanted to know about Memphis is contained in this fourth-floor archive.  With collections of documents, photographs, and memorabilia about everything from the Memphis Belle to historic floods to the […]

Margaret and Bill

Stories: Bill Stegall

Bill Stegall has spent more important times in his life in Overton Park than he can count.  Here he recalls coming of age in the park with the backdrop of civil rights and the antiwar movement, and falling in love with his beautiful wife Margaret, who passed away last year. My relationship with the park […]

YMCA hula hooping

A Day of Merrymaking Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who made our first family festival, A Day of Merrymaking in Overton Park, a huge success!  More than 2,500 visitors helped us welcome summer at the park on a gorgeous day full of entertainment, activities, and delicious treats.  We saw everything from acrobatic feats to hula hoop contests to dogs leaping through […]