Since Overton Park Conservancy assumed management of the park in 2012, members have been the lifeblood of our work. Without the regular source of funds provided by park members, we wouldn’t have been able to add permanent restrooms, increase the level of landscaping and care, and improve playgrounds, trails, and accessibility. That support will be even more critical this year, as many of our initial five-year seed grants have reached the end of their terms.
As our way of thanking you for your support of the park, each membership level offers a benefit to you. At the Partner ($100) level and above, you’re entitled to our exclusive members-only t-shirt, which changes every year. Our 2017 shirt by Martha Kelly, “Moonlight,” depicts her favorite tree in the park, a bulbous old oak in the formal gardens that appeared in multiple pieces at her Dixon Gallery & Gardens exhibition.
A Roots membership of $240 annually entitles you to the regular benefits of park membership, along with invitations to events where you’ll get to know Conservancy staff and your fellow park lovers. Events range from family-friendly picnics to roundtable discussions to cocktail hours, all great occasions to celebrate the park and think about its future. A Canopy membership of $1,000 annually entitles you to Roots-level benefits plus the opportunity to direct your gift toward sponsorship of a day in the park. We will create temporary signage recognizing your donation and place it 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: You can add a child’s size shirt to your membership for $10 each!
Seniors and students: Your membership comes with a $10 discount.
Membership Levels and Benefits
Member Perks program
Our Member Perks program offers discounts to local businesses, and 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.)