Access improvement updates

As we move closer to a solution for the park’s traffic and parking issues, we wanted to provide some quick updates on other projects that will enhance park accessibility. North Parkway Improvements In 2013, Overton Park Conservancy applied for a Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) grant on behalf of the City. TDOT awarded $422,000 to the City to […]

Bungee wall

A Day of Merrymaking 2016 Recap

We had another year of great fun in the sun at June 4’s Day of Merrymaking festival. The rain held off until after the event, and everyone who attended enjoyed a record number of vendors and food trucks, a water slide and rock wall, arts and crafts, cornhole and Bubble Ball, plus fantastic music from […]

Officer Verdell Smith Memorial Run

Please join OPC and Breakaway Running this Wednesday, June 8, at 6:30 PM to walk, run, and share your support for the family of Officer Verdell Smith, who was killed in the line of duty this weekend. Donation proceeds to go to the fund established for Officer Smith’s family. The first 300 to donate $20 or […]

Day of Merrymaking 2016 Traffic Plan

Day of Merrymaking Traffic Flow

Overton Park Conservancy recently piloted modifications to traffic flow in the park on peak attendance days. We’ll be using that same configuration for this year’s Day of Merrymaking. On Saturday, June 4, beginning at 7am, the main park roads (with the exception of Morrie Moss) will move to a one-way clockwise traffic flow. See the […]

Latino Memphis Festival

Priceless, whatever the cost

This story originally appeared in our Spring 2016 newsletter. Overton Park is in the spotlight. Recently, a national audience tuned in to see the park featured in the PBS documentary “Ten Parks That Changed America.” The story of the “little old ladies in tennis shoes” who stopped an interstate from being built through a park […]