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Happy Earth Day, Old Forest

Indulge me while I get a little personal today. Earth Day seems like as good a day as any for me to celebrate my favorite place in Memphis–the Old Forest. In terms of loving nature, I’d call myself a late bloomer. I remember my grandma valiantly trying to teach me the names of the butterflies […]

A Day in the Life, April 2, 2016

Saturday, April 2 was a day of constant activity in the park. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society kicked off the day with its Walk MS event at Rainbow Lake Pavilion, while Liberty Soccer held its regular Saturday-morning practices on the Greensward. Kids practiced their golf swings at The Links, dozens of people enjoyed free yoga, and […]

A busy weekend ahead

This weekend promises sunshine, sports, and socializing at Overton Park. On Saturday alone, the park will host Literacy Mid-South’s fourth annual Reading Flash Mob, a rugby match that pits Memphis’ Dry Gulch Renegades against the visiting Gadsden Pioneers, and Walk MS at Rainbow Lake Pavilion. It’s the beginning of what will be a very busy […]

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Public Meeting #2 Recap + Survey

The second public meeting to identify parking and traffic solutions for Overton Park was held last Thursday, February 18. Many thanks to the hundreds of people who came out to listen to the team’s recommendations, and to First Baptist Church – Broad for hosting the meeting. The team developed potential solutions based on the following […]