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Playgrounds re-open + 2:1 matching gift opportunity!

Playgrounds re-open + 2:1 matching gift opportunity!

     As part of the City of Memphis’ Phase 3 re-opening plan, Rainbow Lake and East Parkway Playgrounds will officially reopen tomorrow–Friday, October 9. We’re so excited to welcome everyone back! We want to remind visitors that because of the difficulty of keeping playground equipment sanitized,

Overton Bark re-opens

Overton Bark re-opens

Good news for anyone whose pups have some pent-up energy: Overton Bark has officially re-opened, along with other dog parks in the city! We ask that you wear a face covering in the dog park, keep a safe distance between yourself and other visitors, and avoid the

Overton Park now open to vehicles

Overton Park now open to vehicles

As of Wednesday, May 27, the barricades prohibiting vehicles from entering Overton Park have been removed and all access points are now open. However, please note that many park amenities remain closed, including playgrounds, restrooms, drinking fountains, and the dog park. Because we cannot keep

Overton Park vehicle closure update

Overton Park vehicle closure update

Overton Park has remained open throughout the City of Memphis’s stay-at-home orders, although the park roads were closed to vehicles on April 1. These road closures had the intended effect of discouraging large gatherings and keeping the number of visitors within a level that allows

Vehicle access to Overton Park restricted

Vehicle access to Overton Park restricted

This afternoon, Mayor Strickland announced tighter restrictions on park use to combat the spread of COVID-19. As of tomorrow morning at 8 AM, access roads to city parks will be closed to all but essential staff and emergency vehicles. Entrances and parking lots at Overton

Guidelines for park use during shelter-in-place

Guidelines for park use during shelter-in-place

Yesterday Mayor Strickland issued a shelter-in-place order that goes into effect at 6pm today. The order provides for people to get outdoor exercise, so we wanted to offer some guidelines for safe park use, especially as the park has been very crowded over the past

Facility closures due to COVID-19

Facility closures due to COVID-19

During these times where it’s safest for us to be apart from each other, we’re so glad that the trails and open spaces of Overton Park are serving as a refuge for many of us. It’s with heavy hearts, then, that we’ve decided to close

COVID-19 update

As our city responds to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we wanted to reach out and let you know the precautions Overton Park Conservancy is taking to keep our visitors safe. The city’s parks and public spaces remain open, including cultural attractions like the Memphis Zoo