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Greensward funding update

As of Friday afternoon, we have exceeded $21,000 in donations toward unlocking a $25,000 match from a generous anonymous donor. We hope to get the full matching amount by the end of the weekend! (You can double your gift by visiting Thanks to several other large pledges, our total for the past 48 hours […]

Flag football on the Greensward

Two months, $1 million to save the Greensward

Yesterday, Memphis City Council passed a resolution with two major impacts to the Greensward parking project. One amendment removed the July resolution’s mandate that all parking spaces be supersized 10′ x 20′ spaces, replacing it with a standard space size of 9′ x 19′. This change reduces the footprint of the parking lot and could […]

Greensward during 2016 Reading Flash Mob

Greensward project moves forward

Overton Park Conservancy’s Board of Directors has voted unanimously to authorize the release of $250,000 to the City of Memphis, and we will ask City Council to accept these funds at Tuesday’s meeting. This contribution represents 50% of the costs for the design and engineering phase of the reconfigured Zoo parking lot. While this is […]