An update on the parking project

Overton Park Conservancy recently had our kickoff meeting with the City Engineering department to discuss the parking reconfiguration project. The City engineers have created an initial conceptual layout for the reconfiguration. The next step is to develop a scope of work that will inform the RFP for design firms. We estimate having a signed contract […]

New! Field guide to birds of the Old Forest

The Old Forest is home to dozens of resident bird species, like the familiar Northern cardinal, American robin, and blue jay. But what about all the less-common birds that live here year-round, or the colorful warblers that pass through only during migration season? How do you identify those? Thanks to the iNaturalist platform, we’re bringing […]

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Walk and learn on the Old Forest Loop

As we wrap up fundraising for our latest ioby-assisted project (new crosswalks at Poplar and Tucker), we’re excited to announce the completion of last year’s work: new trail markers and interpretive content for the Old Forest State Natural Area. Markers for the main Old Forest trail, which loops through the southern section of the forest, were […]

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 […]