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Speak Up Results #1: Share the Love

Last fall, we asked you to give us your feedback on Overton Park–what’s great about it, what’s not-so-great, and what you think the priorities should be for the future. The second Speak Up Survey brought us 344 fantastic, thoughtful responses, and we’d like to share them with you. You can view a summary of the […]

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More Birds of the Old Forest

Since our last spotlight on the birds of the Old Forest, the weather has warmed up slightly.  Starting in April, we should begin to see the spring and summer birds head back into our area.  But for now, we’re offering one more look at the winter residents of the forest.  As with the last time, […]

Overton Parks and Rec

Our 15 Seconds of Fame

We at Overton Park Conservancy are big fans of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” for obvious reasons.  (In fact, your intrepid communications director may have once carved a Ron Swanson pumpkin for Halloween.)  So we could hardly believe it when Patrick posted a screenshot from the March 6 episode on Twitter, pointing out that a map […]


Reading Flash Mob in Overton Park

It’s Read Across America Month, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by curling up under a tree in Overton Park with a good book! That’s why we’re teaming up with Literacy Mid-South for a special Reading Flash Mob this Saturday, March 15 from 11:00am to 2:00pm on the Greensward.  Bring […]

Last year's Chalk Art Festival

Spring Break!

Update: the Chalk Art Festival has been moved to Thursday, March 13 due to cold temps and high winds on Wednesday. Mark your calendar for this coming Wednesday, March 12, which is the return of the Brooks Museum of Art’s Spring Break Chalk Art Festival. There’s no better excuse to spend a beautiful day in the […]