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Historic East Parkway Pavilion damaged by fire

Historic East Parkway Pavilion damaged by fire

On April 22, the historic East Parkway Pavilion suffered damage after a fire broke out underneath the flooring. Memphis Fire Department responded swiftly, and the structure is still standing. The pavilion is unsafe to enter due to serious floor damage, so we ask park visitors

Vote for Overton Park through 8/31!

Vote for Overton Park through 8/31!

We’re so grateful for all that First Tennessee does for our community and for the park. In addition to providing the funds to create the Bike Gate arch and plaza, they have contributed a matching grant to create a bike and pedestrian landing at the

Thanks to Whole Foods!

Thanks to Whole Foods!

Thanks to Whole Foods Market on Poplar Avenue for hosting Overton Park Conservancy last week! The store’s employees voted to make the Conservancy the beneficiary of 5% of all sales made in-store on Thursday, April 19. Whole Foods Market also recently donated refreshments for a

Explore Bike Share comes to Overton Park

Explore Bike Share comes to Overton Park

Bike sharing is coming to Overton Park and dozens of other locations around Memphis, offering visitors a convenient, affordable way to access the park and its attractions. Explore Bike Share is a program that uses a network of bicycles placed at stations around the city that

Support made simpler: changes to our giving process

Support made simpler: changes to our giving process

Starting in 2018, Overton Park Conservancy is simplifying the process of supporting the park. Rather than having separate giving options for memberships and donations, all supporters will now be considered members. To streamline giving, all online donations can be made at www.overtonpark.org/give. We’ll begin offering tangible items like t-shirts

MCA and the future of Overton Park

MCA and the future of Overton Park

This morning, Memphis College of Art announced that it plans to end new student admissions in preparation for closing its doors after the existing students graduate. The loss of MCA will be felt deeply in Overton Park, where students have given and received inspiration for decades. Their

Checking in on iNaturalist

Checking in on iNaturalist

It’s been a while since we reported on what’s new with our favorite nature observation and identification program, iNaturalist. You may remember that we launched a field guide to Overton Park’s plants using the platform, followed by a guide to birds. These are both handy

Overton Park launches pedestrian safety campaign

Overton Park launches pedestrian safety campaign

Overton Park is getting serious about pedestrian safety. All six park institutions—Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Levitt Shell, Memphis College of Art, The Links at Overton Park, Memphis Zoo, and Overton Park Conservancy—have signed on to a campaign to increase pedestrian safety in and around