Become a Park Member Today

2014 membership package

Show your love and support for Overton Park by becoming a Park Member today. Your contributions help keep Overton Park clean and green for everyone to enjoy.

Members are the lifeblood of Overton Park Conservancy!  By purchasing an annual membership to the Conservancy, you are making an investment in your park that helps keep it clean, active, and vibrant.  Members provide a reliable source of operating funds for things like landscaping, park improvement projects, and family-friendly events.

Our membership levels are based on dates of historical significance to Overton Park.  Get in on the ground floor with a 1901 membership (the year the park was founded) or become a sustaining member with a 2011 membership (the year Overton Park Conservancy assumed management of the park).

A list of membership levels and benefits is below.  Membership packs ship weekly, 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.

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Children and pets: You can add children and pets to your 1901 and 1906 memberships for just $5 each!  Choose either a child size t-shirt for children, or an Overton Bark bandana for your furry friend.

Businesses and Neighborhood Associations: We now have a membership level just for you!  For $100, your group can join as an Organizational Member and receive four OPC t-shirts and decals.

Membership Levels:

1901 Member:
Your $25 membership includes an Overton Park Conservancy decal, limited-run OPC t-shirt, and an invitation to members-only events. You also receive the OPC newsletter. Students and seniors get a $10 discount.

In 1901, George Kessler selected to design a system of parks, drives, and boulevards in Memphis. The Lea Woods area was purchased from Overton Lea and renamed Overton Park, after John Overton, a co-founder of the City of Memphis.

1906 Member:
This $45 membership is designed for the family of two.  You get two OPC decals and two limited-run OPC t-shirts, along with the other 1901 benefits.

In 1906, Overton Park golf course was established as first public golf course in region. The Links at Overton Park is the longest continuously open public golf course in the region.

1926 Member:
Your $100 membership entitles you to two decals, two OPC shirts, and a copy of Willy Bearden’s book Images of America: Overton Park. 

In 1926, the Doughboy Statue that now resides in Veterans’ Plaza was designed and constructed by sculptor Nancy Hahm, and made of copper from pennies that were collected by local school children.

1954 Member:
Your $250 membership entitles you to two decals, two OPC shirts, a 25% discount on two tickets to an OPC event, and name recognition in our OPC newsletter.

In 1954, Elvis Presley played his first paid concert on July 30, 1954 at the Overton Park Shell (now the Levitt Shell), built by the Works Progress Administration in 1936.

1971 Member:
Your $500 membership entitles you to two decals, two t-shirts, and an exclusive photo shoot for your family in Overton Park by our very own Melissa McMasters.

In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the landmark Citizens to Preserve Overton Park v. Volpe case, halting construction of Interstate 40 through Overton Park.

2011 Member:
Members of $1,000 and above receive two decals, two t-shirts, and a one-time 20% discount on facility rentals in the park (up to a $250 value). 

In 2011, Overton Park Conservancy was established by management agreement with City of Memphis. The Old Forest State Natural Area was established, thanks to the revamped Citizens to Preserve Overton Park.

Organizational Member:
For $100, your business, community group, or neighborhood association can show support for the park.  You’ll receive four Overton Park t-shirts and decals.

(Looking for gift memberships?  Click here.)

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