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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 […]

Andrew Weda and Rose Baker

Meet our Visitor Services Coordinators

It’s clear to Overton Park Conservancy that the most important part of managing a park is creating an excellent visitor experience. That means that from the time you arrive at the park until you leave, you should encounter a clean, beautiful, safe space. You should feel welcome, and your concerns should be heard. Ideally, you […]


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 […]