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Tina Sullivan with Tom & Katie Midgley

Put down Roots with our new program

Overton Park Conservancy is excited to announce the launch of a new group: Overton Park Roots! Like our membership program, the Roots group engages our community in protecting the park, while giving back lots of fun benefits. For a $240 annual donation, Roots members receive: Exclusive invitations to two annual events: Spring: Pints for the […]

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 […]

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 […]