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Golf course construction on track despite rains

Golf course construction on track despite rains

With the recent rains, you may be wondering whether the team at King Collins Golf Course Design has been able to continue their renovation of the Overton Park golf course on schedule. We checked in with them for an update on what you can expect to see happening on the course over the next few […]

Stories: Justin Merrick

Stories: Justin Merrick

Justin Merrick is the Executive Director of Center for Transforming Communities, an organization dedicated to building up the cultural, economic, social, physical and municipal health of neighborhoods. Overton Park Conservancy has been honored to develop our comprehensive park plan in partnership with CTC by engaging young people, whose voices are often neglected in planning processes. […]

#NatureZen: Spring Firsts

#NatureZen: Spring Firsts

The last week has been full of somber anniversaries and memories of when the world shut down. It’s been a year of loss, sacrifice, too much isolation (or too much togetherness!), and reorientation. It’s been a year to find solace in nature, and we’re so grateful that you chose Overton Park to help you get […]

Stories: Kaci Murley

Stories: Kaci Murley

Conservancy Deputy Executive Director Kaci Murley shares the story of a special day in Overton Park. On a sunny Saturday in December 2020, Ian and I pulled up to Overton Park and had ourselves a little wedding. Our pre-pandemic plan was to elope to Mexico City in March, but the world had other ideas. Many […]

Stories: David Hill

Stories: David Hill

Conservancy board member David Hill shared one of his all-time favorite family videos with us. Here you can see three of David’s sons and a friend emerging one-by-one from within the “Gnome House” tree at marker 19 on the Old Forest Loop. It’s a rite of passage for any Memphis kid!

Stories: Michele Adelman

Stories: Michele Adelman

Overton Park Conservancy board member Michele Adelman shares that she and her husband Steve love to walk their dog Milton in the Old Forest. It’s one of their favorite things to do in Memphis, and they enjoy it in all four seasons.     Michele remembers walking through the park after the Memorial Day weekend […]

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 a victory that halted plans to extend Interstate 40 through […]

#NatureZen: Crisis at the Feeders (Part 1)

#NatureZen: Crisis at the Feeders (Part 1)

In a special two-part NatureZen, our Programs Manager Fields Falcone sends a dispatch from last week’s extraordinary weather event, which she spent watching over a flock of desperate birds that on some days reached into the hundreds or thousands. In today’s post, she tackles some of the challenges of bird feeding, and tomorrow she’ll share […]

Zone 1 Survey Results – Part 2

Zone 1 Survey Results – Part 2

Last week we shared the first set of results from our survey about the future of the east side of the park. The first set of questions covered the entirety of the east side, while the set we’re presenting today covers specific features that might be part of the southeast corner as it transforms back […]

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