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Online store is now live!

Online store is now live!

We’re excited to announce that for the first time, Overton Park Conservancy has an online store! We’re partnering with our friends at Bluff City Sports to bring you an easy way to stock up on park gear. Our initial stock includes logo merchandise such as baseball caps, tote bags, running shirts, and (at last!) an […]

#NatureTerror: What Are You Afraid Of?

#NatureTerror: What Are You Afraid Of?

Happy Halloween week, friends! Today’s edition of #NatureZen is decidedly un-Zen, as we asked you to share your deepest nature-related fears with us. We hope that it’s a light-hearted look at some creatures who are perhaps less conventionally lovable than some of the ones we regularly highlight in this space. But first, mark your calendars […]

#NatureZen: Backyard Chickens

#NatureZen: Backyard Chickens

A huge THANK YOU to all who donated to our matching-gift campaign for re-opening park facilities! We reached our $5,000 community goal, and International Paper will be generously adding a $10,000 match. We can’t express our appreciation enough for your support during this difficult year! We have a special guest author for today’s #NatureZen, but first–an […]

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, all play is at your own risk. We’ll continue to […]

#NatureZen: Thistle Defense

#NatureZen: Thistle Defense

Hello, Overton Park friends! We’ve got some fun news coming soon on how you can bring a piece of #NatureZen home, so look for that in our next e-mail. For today, we’re focusing on a plant that gets a bad rap. Thistles are a plant in the sunflower family with feathery, puffball-shaped flowers in varying shades […]

#NatureZen: Peopling the Park

#NatureZen: Peopling the Park

Today we welcome a special guest author to #NatureZen. Dr. Ronné Adkins is the Memphis Field Office Regional Director of External Affairs for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. He has over fifteen years of experience in public service and the environmental field. Dr. Adkins earned his B.A. in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College, an M.S. […]

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