Archive | March, 2016

A busy weekend ahead

This weekend promises sunshine, sports, and socializing at Overton Park. On Saturday alone, the park will host Literacy Mid-South’s fourth annual Reading Flash Mob, a rugby match that pits Memphis’ Dry Gulch Renegades against the visiting Gadsden Pioneers, and Walk MS at Rainbow Lake Pavilion. It’s the beginning of what will be a very busy […]

Overton Park plants

Your online field guide to the Old Forest

It’s that time of year again. You’re strolling through the Old Forest, taking in the beautiful spring colors and sounds, and becoming enchanted by a different wildflower around every corner. You stop and look at a stunning golden flower, and think to yourself, “I wonder what that’s called!” Wonder no more. Today we’re excited to […]

Overton Park Conservancy Position Statement

Overton Park Conservancy Board Chairman Ray Pohlman released the following statement today, March 7, 2016: The Memphis City Council on March 1, 2016, passed a resolution that the vast majority of the Greensward was to be “devoted for Zoo purposes only.” The Council’s resolution appears to conflict with OPC’s authority to “manage,” “operate,” and “lease” […]

Update: City Council resolution

Last night Memphis City Council passed a resolution ceding control of portions of the Greensward to the Memphis Zoo. This action raises many practical questions, including those relating to the maintenance of the Greensward, events scheduled for the space, and public safety. As Overton Park Conservancy works with the City and the Zoo to address […]