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A Magical Night is Magical Indeed
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A Magical Night is Magical Indeed

The weather was perfect, the atmosphere fantastic, the food and drink delicious, and the company truly spectacular.  It all added up to a wildly successful first fundraiser for the Overton Park Conservancy, and A Magical Night at Overton Park that truly lived up to its name. The park’s formal gardens–beloved by many and completely unknown […]

A New Face for the Formal Gardens

A New Face for the Formal Gardens

Overton Park’s formal gardens have been getting a little TLC recently. Thanks to a generous donor, the Overton Park Conservancy was able to purchase some new plants for the flowerbeds, which hadn’t received much attention for a while.  We were also thrilled to work with local landscape designer Tom Pellett, who donated his services in […]

Rhodes College Runners Find Perfect Pace at Overton Park
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Rhodes College Runners Find Perfect Pace at Overton Park

If you spend much time at Overton Park, chances are you’ve seen Rhodes College cross-country teams on training runs through the Old Forest.  Coach Robert Shankman has been bringing teams to Overton Park for 23 years, and finds that his team appreciates the softer surfaces of the limestone gravel trail and primitive trails. We caught […]

Rainbow Lake Playground Gets Adventurous

Rainbow Lake Playground Gets Adventurous

When the Speak Up for Our Park! survey was conducted last year, users of Overton Park were asked to describe their ideal park.  One of the top items on the list was “updated playgrounds.”  We’re excited to announce that visitors are about to get their wish when improvements to the Rainbow Lake Playground get underway […]

A Howling Success

A Howling Success

Overton Bark’s inaugural Howl-o-Ween event, presented by Hollywood Feed, was a great way to kick off the fall season in style.  And we do mean style–just check out some of the winners of the costume contest! Thanks to everyone, human and canine, who came out to enjoy a beautiful Saturday with us.  You can see […]

We Are Flushed With Pride Over This Project

We Are Flushed With Pride Over This Project

We are thrilled to announce that the renovation of the restrooms in the Rainbow Lake Pavilion is currently underway. We are working on plans to install new restrooms near the East Parkway Playground as well. That’s right – you will soon have flush toilets and running water to complete your park experience.  

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 much-needed maintenance and renovation of the trail. Park Friends is […]

Rainbow Lake

“What’s up with Rainbow Lake?” We’re hearing this question a lot, and we appreciate your concern. Hot, dry conditions this summer have caused lake levels to drop and algae to grow faster than usual. We have manually removed algae twice, added water to the lake, and worked with the City plumbers to improve the functioning […]

Safety Alert

We need all park visitors to be aware of reports we’ve received that several individuals were robbed on the trails in the Old Forest in the past few days. The suspects are teenaged black males and some are riding bicycles. Four arrests have been made in this case, and the Memphis Police Department believes the […]

Overton Bark Dog Park Opens Saturday, June 2

Overton Bark Dog Park Opens Saturday, June 2

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (May 25, 2012)―The grand opening of Overton Bark, Overton Park’s new dog park, is happening Saturday, June 2. The dog park covers 1.3 acres and was created after an Overton Park Conservancy community survey found that park users desired a fenced dog park, a project that Hollywood Feed was happy to sponsor. “Park […]

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