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Completed Projects

Since our inception in December 2011, Overton Park Conservancy has been working make the park a place of warm welcome for all Memphians. Our completed capital projects include:

  • The construction of Overton Bark, a 1.3-acre enclosed dog park
  • The addition of permanent restrooms to Rainbow Lake Pavilion and East Parkway Pavilion
  • Renovation of the limestone trail through the Old Forest
  • Reimagination of Rainbow Lake Playground
  • Installation of a new bike and pedestrian entrance plaza and sculpture on East Parkway
  • Installation of wayfinding signage in the park and trail markers in the Old Forest
  • Installation of three welcome gateways at the entrances to the Old Forest
  • Improvements to park entrances to make them safer and more welcoming
  • Ongoing removal and monitoring of invasive plants in the Old Forest
  • Renovation of the park’s historic nine-hole golf course
  • Investment in a permanent end to Greensward parking that will return acreage to the Old Forest
  • Completion of a comprehensive plan for the park’s future
  • The launch of year-round, nature-based community programming