Archive | May, 2014
Overton Square shuttle

Updates to shuttle schedule

We’d like to thank everyone who rode with us during the first weekend of the Overton Park / Overton Square shuttle! We were glad to have the opportunity to test-drive this service and see how to make it run most efficiently.  The run from the Square to the park was quick and comfortable, with each […]

Overton Park Greensward

Compromising on parking in Overton Park

This morning, representatives from the City of Memphis, Overton Park Conservancy, the Memphis Zoo, and Citizens to Preserve Overton Park met to discuss overflow parking on the Greensward over the next several weeks. The City’s CAO, George Little, reaffirmed Mayor Wharton’s commitment to ending Greensward parking by the end of 2014, and to supporting the […]

Overton Park Greensward

Parking in a Popular Park

There has been a lot of talk lately about parking and traffic issues in Overton Park.  Because Overton Park Conservancy is committed to making the park welcoming for all its visitors, we’d like to take a moment to address those concerns. Overton Park offers beautiful shady picnic areas, two playgrounds, a dog park, and miles […]

American snout

Speak Up Results #3: Rainbow Lake

There was no question on this year’s Speak Up survey where we had more consensus than the one about Rainbow Lake. While the specific responses differed, the vast majority of respondents favored keeping it as a water feature of some kind. Rainbow Lake faces challenges because of its depth and construction. It’s a man-made, concrete-lined […]