Archive | August, 2013
Painting Bike Gate

Your Brush With Greatness

The Bike Gate sculpture is truly in the home stretch, and we need you to help push it across the finish line! You may have been following the progress of Tylur French’s Bike Gate sculpture here on our blog (click here for the most recent post).  He’s been priming the bikes and welding them to […]

Cassandra Johnson's photo of Rainbow Lake

Stories: Cassandra D. Johnson

Cassandra Johnson visited our Overton Park Stories event at the Central Library in June, and submitted a photo of the park along with a poem she wrote about her favorite ways to use the park.  Thanks so much, Cassandra! Stories of Overton Park by Cassandra D. Johnson Winter, spring, summer or fall showers a beautiful […]

Bike Gate arch

Building a Bike Gateway, Part 5

Missed our earlier installments?  Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 Things are moving quickly with the Conservancy’s Bike Gate project…and they’re getting a lot more colorful, too! Artist Tylur French and several volunteers have started painting the components of the bike sculpture in bold, bright hues.  They’ve experimented with different […]

Spot-winged glider dragonfly

Dragonfly Season

We’ve reached that perfect point in the summer when you can’t walk ten feet through the park without a dragonfly swirling over your head. Since dragonflies are one of my very favorite things on earth, I thought I’d give a little blog spotlight to the ones I’ve seen in Overton Park over the last few […]

Forrest Spence 5K

Upcoming Traffic Alerts

We’ve got a few big events coming up in the park that you’ll want to be aware of so you can plan your visits accordingly.  We’re expecting heavy traffic during these times, so get here early if you plan to attend these events or would like to be in the park before all the event […]