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In memory of George E. Cates

In memory of George E. Cates

This week our hearts are heavy with the loss of one of Overton Park Conservancy’s visionary founders, George E. Cates. Anyone who remembers the Overton Park of ten years ago will understand just how profoundly George’s dream of a beautiful, safe, and welcoming park for all

$50K for 50 Years Giving Challenge

$50K for 50 Years Giving Challenge

Overton Park has been at the center of the Memphis community for over a century. As we emerge from a year when the park was the only sanctuary available for many of us, it’s clearer than ever: Overton Park is indispensable. That’s something the activists

Fifty years ago today…

Fifty years ago today…

Fifty years ago today, Overton Park’s future was decided in the Supreme Court of the United States. On March 2, 1971, after well over a decade of battling local, state, and federal officials, a group of activists called the Citizens to Preserve Overton Park won

Giving Tuesday 2020

Giving Tuesday 2020

Happy Giving Tuesday! It’s the day people around the world show their love for the causes most important to them. Here at Overton Park, we couldn’t be more grateful for how you have helped us through this challenging year. We hope the park has been

Online store is now live!

Online store is now live!

We’re excited to announce that for the first time, Overton Park Conservancy has an online store! We’re partnering with our friends at Bluff City Sports to bring you an easy way to stock up on park gear. Our initial stock includes logo merchandise such as

Old Forest trails cleared after storm

Old Forest trails cleared after storm

THANK YOU for your generosity in helping us clean up after the January 11 storm! Because of your donations, we were able to pay crews to perform the herculean task of clearing the Old Forest Loop in a little over a week. These photos show

Update on storm cleanup

Update on storm cleanup

Saturday’s storm event was one of the most significant we’ve seen since Overton Park Conservancy began managing the park in 2012. The winds brought down nearly 150 trees throughout the park, including several large landscape trees in the East Parkway playground area which thankfully did

Overton Park suffers significant storm damage

Overton Park suffers significant storm damage

Overton Park sustained significant tree loss in this morning’s storm, causing some road, trail, and drainage blockages. Please use caution when visiting the park and turn back if you encounter a trail blockage–walking around debris creates new trails and disturbs vegetation. If you see a

Giving Tuesday is December 3

Giving Tuesday is December 3

Since this is the week for giving thanks, the Overton Park Conservancy team wants you to know how much we appreciate you. Your support enables us to: Work every day to maintain an extraordinary public park so that our community has a beautiful, safe, and

Rainbow Lake Water Testing Results

Rainbow Lake Water Testing Results

Recently, blue-green algae found in ponds in public parks around the country has been reported to cause illness or death in dogs. Blue-green algae, while it is present in many ecosystems and is often harmless, can occasionally produce toxins that can harm dogs if ingested.