Greensward Loop

1988 Master Plan detailThe 1988 Overton Park Master Plan included a proposed circuit path that would ring the park’s Greensward, providing off-street access from Veterans Plaza to Rainbow Lake, Overton Bark, the Rainbow Lake Playground, and the Old Forest trails.

A portion of this trail already exists, ringing Rainbow Lake. A new path would greatly increase accessibility for wheelchairs and strollers, as well as providing a safer way for runners and pedestrians to get around the edge of the Greensward. The half-mile design would keep to the edge of the Greensward, meandering through trees to limit its visual impact. It would likely be sited below this slope, for example, and be invisible from this vantage point.

Greensward loop