Traffic Map May 7

New traffic patterns for May 7 park events

Want to spend your Saturday enjoying the park instead of sitting in traffic? On a weekend full of park events, Overton Park Conservancy is piloting an event response plan that we hope will make that an easy goal. One of the recommendations from the consultants who prepared our Parking and Traffic Report was to create an event […]

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Happy Earth Day, Old Forest

Indulge me while I get a little personal today. Earth Day seems like as good a day as any for me to celebrate my favorite place in Memphis–the Old Forest. In terms of loving nature, I’d call myself a late bloomer. I remember my grandma valiantly trying to teach me the names of the butterflies […]

April 2 crowd on Greensward

OPC releases results of parking plan

Overton Park is 342 acres of the best Memphis has to offer. That was on clear display this past weekend, when families walked together to erase multiple sclerosis, kids sprawled on the Greensward with free books from Literacy Mid-South, two rugby teams went to battle, and young soccer and golf teams learned their crafts. The […]

A Day in the Life, April 2, 2016

Saturday, April 2 was a day of constant activity in the park. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society kicked off the day with its Walk MS event at Rainbow Lake Pavilion, while Liberty Soccer held its regular Saturday-morning practices on the Greensward. Kids practiced their golf swings at The Links, dozens of people enjoyed free yoga, and […]

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 […]