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Limestone Trail Renovation

Limestone Trail Renovation

Runners, walkers, nature lovers and park fans: we know that many of you enjoy the limestone nature trail that loops through the heart of Overton Park. You’ll be pleased to know that Park Friends is partnering with Overton Park Conservancy and Rhodes College to provide

Connecting People to Our Park

Connecting People to Our Park

This summer’s Speak Up survey was the first step in creating a community vision for Overton Park. One of the problems identified by the survey is the lack of safe bicycle/pedestrian connections into the park from surrounding neighborhoods. We just took our first step to

Old Forest Lane is Resurfaced

Old Forest Lane is Resurfaced

The Conservancy requested the help of Mayor AC Wharton to have Old Forest Lane, between the Memphis College of Art and the Rainbow Lake parking lot at the Old Forest, resurfaced. The surface was badly deteriorated, and as this is soon to become even more

Scouts Help with Privet Removal

Big thanks to the Boy Scouts of America (Chickasaw Council #558) who worked hard to remove thickets of privet from our future dog park site near Rainbow Lake. Privet is a non-native invasive shrub that competes with native plant species. “The Scouts chose to help