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An update on mediation and costs

Yesterday’s City Council action does nothing to affect Overton Park Conservancy’s commitment to finding parking and traffic solutions for the park. If anything, it underscored the value of the mediation process, which is being informed by the participation of the community and park partners in the Transportation and Parking Report. That input is invaluable in […]

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 […]

Update: City Council resolution

Last night Memphis City Council passed a resolution ceding control of portions of the Greensward to the Memphis Zoo. This action raises many practical questions, including those relating to the maintenance of the Greensward, events scheduled for the space, and public safety. As Overton Park Conservancy works with the City and the Zoo to address […]

Park enhancement map

Public Meeting #2 Recap + Survey

The second public meeting to identify parking and traffic solutions for Overton Park was held last Thursday, February 18. Many thanks to the hundreds of people who came out to listen to the team’s recommendations, and to First Baptist Church – Broad for hosting the meeting. The team developed potential solutions based on the following […]