Archive | July, 2016
Crossing Poplar

#TrickOutMyTrip and make crossing Poplar safer

Today, Memphis competes with cities across America for matching funds–and we can bring those dollars right here to Overton Park! The Trick Out My Trip campaign, sponsored by ioby and TransitCenter, promises to bring funds to cities that want to improve safety and access for transit riders, cyclists, and pedestrians. Overton Park’s Poplar and Tucker intersection […]

Catching ’em all–copperheads, that is

While hundreds of park visitors converged on the Greensward in search of Pokémon, last week the Conservancy staff had an opportunity to see creatures that most park visitors will never encounter: copperhead snakes. University of Memphis graduate researcher Malle Carrasco-Harris let us tag along as she checked in on several of the snakes she’s been studying for the […]

An updated plan for parking in Overton Park

On July 1, a day after the deadline set for mediation, Mayor Jim Strickland announced a compromise plan that would end the practice of overflow parking on the Overton Park Greensward. On July 19, the City Council will be asked to support an amended version of the Mayor’s plan that has the consensus of the Memphis Zoo and Overton […]

A sneak peek at a grand welcome

For a long time, the Old Forest has felt like one of Memphis’ best-kept secrets: a place to immerse yourself in nature, teach your kids how to ride their bikes, or enter a race supporting your favorite cause. But as more and more people flock to a revitalized Overton Park, they’re discovering this special place […]