Parking and traffic are frequent challenges in Overton Park, as both the park itself and its cultural institutions get more popular with each passing year. Over the past several years, the community has come together to identify solutions to these challenges.
Powers Hill Design is currently working on a design concept for a reconfiguration of the Memphis Zoo’s parking areas that would add more than 400 spaces. Overton Park Conservancy is working closely with the team to ensure that the project encroaches only minimally into parkland, and that the reconfiguration permanently ends overflow parking on the Greensward.
With the help of the community, the Conservancy raised more than $1 million in spring 2017 to fund half of the project cost. Pending final approval of a design, construction is expected to begin in 2018.
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