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Overton Park storm damage update

This weekend’s storms brought heavy and costly damages to Overton Park, toppling trees throughout the landscape. We’ll have extensive cleanup to do over the next few weeks, but for now, here’s what you need to know: The storm damaged nearly 60 trees in the landscaped areas of the park (not including the Old Forest), including more […]

Latino Memphis Festival

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 […]


Overton Park survives and thrives based on the support of the people who love it. At Overton Park Conservancy, we’re well aware that people giving their time, effort, and dollars to the park are doing so because this place means so much to them. We’ve been the beneficiary of so much generosity lately that we […]