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Walking on the Greensward

Proposals would improve parking, sidewalks

Overton Park offers shady picnic areas, two playgrounds, a dog park, and miles of trails. The park is also fortunate to have so many cultural institutions all sharing space. Having a world-class zoo, art museum, art college, and performing arts facility all nestled within a beautiful park is a rare privilege, amounting to a treasure […]

The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

There’s no denying it: we’re in the dog days of summer. It’s hot, it’s humid, and it’s hard sometimes to leave the air-conditioned comfort of home and get outside. But we still see so many people enjoying the park: having family reunions at the pavilions, running on the trails, climbing the Spiderwebs at Rainbow Lake […]

Future member of the tree trail

Nuts and Bolts

Time to open up the ol’ Overton Park mailbag and answer a few questions! I’ve seen some pretty big trees coming down near Memphis College of Art. What’s going on? City of Memphis crews are taking down a few mature trees this week that are seriously decayed. You might remember that last year, a large […]