Overton Park is everything.
It’s the crunch of leaves underfoot as you hike through the Old Forest. It’s the sound of music mingling with the chatter of happy families at a Levitt Shell concert. It’s people falling in love with art and nature. It’s a long afternoon on the playground, a bike ride among the trees, a reunion of family members from far and wide at the pavilion. Weddings, birthdays, dog runs, rounds of golf, exotic animals at the Memphis Zoo and native ones in the woods. It’s a place where every Memphian has a memory.
But great parks don’t just happen; they’re made, from the commitment of the people who love them. Those people plant the trees, maintain the facilities, fix what’s broken, and dream big about the park’s future. To take care of our park for generations to come, Overton Park Conservancy relies on you.
And what’s the easiest way to make a difference? By becoming a park member! Your annual membership is what makes the park run, keeping the restrooms clean, the grass cut, and the trash cans emptied. It also helps us to make enhancements to the park that benefit all users–things like creating safer entrances for bikes, pedestrians, and wheelchairs.
As our way of thanking you for your support of the park, each membership level offers a benefit to you. At the Individual ($50) level and above, you’re entitled to our exclusive members-only t-shirt, which changes every year. Our 2015 design by local artists Kong-Wee Pang and Jay Crum of Taropop highlights some of the many activities available in the park.
You can become a member securely online by scrolling down to the form below. We ship out membership benefit packages every week, and your membership is valid for one year from the date of purchase. All memberships and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Questions or comments? Give us a shout.
Children and pets: You can add children to your membership for $10 each, and pets for just $5! Choose a child size t-shirt for children, or an Overton Bark bandana for your furry friend.
Seniors and students: Your membership comes with a $10 discount.
Businesses and Neighborhood Associations: We have a membership level just for you! For $200, your group can join as an Organizational Member and receive four OPC t-shirts and decals.
Membership Levels and Benefits
Member Perks program
New for 2015, we’re excited to announce our Member Perks program, with discounts to local businesses! All individual members have access to this benefit. We’d like to thank our generous neighbors for supporting the park through this program, and we encourage you to visit them and show your appreciation! Click here for the list of participating businesses.
(Looking for gift memberships? Click here.)