Tai chi group

Wake up with tai chi in the formal gardens

If you’ve been in the park on Tuesday or Thursday mornings these past few weeks, you may have noticed a growing group of Tai Chi practitioners near the formal gardens. These free Tai Chi lessons are being offered by local instructor Marjean Liggett. We checked in with Marjean to see how the lessons are progressing, […]

Great blue skimmer posing

Nature Notes

We’re in what you might call the summer doldrums–a time when it’s almost too hot to go outside. But if you’re brave enough to endure the humidity, there are always plenty of little treasures to be discovered in the Old Forest. All you have to do is look closely. Here are a few things we […]

Riverside 1844 Artisanal Foods

Farm to Park

The Evergreen Community Farmers Market is getting a new home, and it’s right here in Overton Park! Beginning September 3, the weekly market will relocate to the East Parkway Pavilion to provide the community with even more convenient access to local produce, food, and other goods. This collaboration between Rhodes College and Overton Park Conservancy […]

Hot air balloon above Merrymaking

Fun in the sun

Last weekend’s Day of Merrymaking was a smashing success! Despite the rather cozy temperatures, more than 4,100 of you came out and celebrated Overton Park with us–that’s double last year’s attendance! And the really awesome thing is that the festival netted over $29,000 for the park. We’re so grateful to our sponsors and to everyone who donated, […]