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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 www.overtonpark.org/greensward.) 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 […]