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Forrest Spence 5K race course

Traffic alert for August 23

One of the largest 5K races of the year will be coming through Overton Park this Saturday, August 23. Here’s what you need to know about the impacts to traffic and park entrances: The 7th Annual Forrest Spence 5K will take place on August 23 beginning at 8:00 a.m. It is a wonderful event for […]

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Your Burning Park Questions…Answered!

It seems like there’s always something going on in Overton Park.  Right now we have construction at Rainbow Lake Playground, some lovely blooms beginning to show at the formal gardens, and tons of activity at Overton Bark.  But what about some of the other things you might have noticed?  You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. […]

Rainbow Lake

“What’s up with Rainbow Lake?” We’re hearing this question a lot, and we appreciate your concern. Hot, dry conditions this summer have caused lake levels to drop and algae to grow faster than usual. We have manually removed algae twice, added water to the lake, and worked with the City plumbers to improve the functioning […]

Safety Alert

We need all park visitors to be aware of reports we’ve received that several individuals were robbed on the trails in the Old Forest in the past few days. The suspects are teenaged black males and some are riding bicycles. Four arrests have been made in this case, and the Memphis Police Department believes the […]