St. Jude Marathon 2016

This year’s St. Jude Marathon will be run on Saturday, December 3.  Because part of the marathon course runs through Overton Park, we wanted to let you know what to expect that day so you can plan your visits to the park accordingly. The race begins downtown at 8:00 a.m., and streets around the perimeter […]

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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 […]