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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 […]

Assisi Foundation grants $500,000 to OPC

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (May 14, 2012)―The Assisi Foundation has announced the award of a $500,000 grant to Overton Park Conservancy. The funding will be used for cultural and educational programs, activities and signature events designed to attract the entire family, support of Overton Park operations and capital improvements. “As a nonprofit organization, Overton Park Conservancy is […]

Overton Bark Grand Opening Event Saturday June 2

Overton Bark Grand Opening Event Saturday June 2

Overton Bark Grand Opening event sponsored by Hollywood Feed! The kickoff event, sponsored by YoLo, will begin with a 1-mile fun walk/dog parade, followed by remarks from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Overton Park Conservancy’s Tina Sullivan and George Cates, and Hollywood Feed president Shawn McGhee. After a “leash-cutting,” participants and their dogs will be […]

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 build better connections by installing 300 feet of much-needed sidewalk […]

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