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Facility closures due to COVID-19

Facility closures due to COVID-19

During these times where it’s safest for us to be apart from each other, we’re so glad that the trails and open spaces of Overton Park are serving as a refuge for many of us. It’s with heavy hearts, then, that we’ve decided to close restrooms, playgrounds, and the dog park until further notice. We’ve made […]

COVID-19 update

As our city responds to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we wanted to reach out and let you know the precautions Overton Park Conservancy is taking to keep our visitors safe. The city’s parks and public spaces remain open, including cultural attractions like the Memphis Zoo and the Brooks Museum. Some events (like tomorrow’s Chalkfest) will […]

Old Forest trails cleared after storm

Old Forest trails cleared after storm

THANK YOU for your generosity in helping us clean up after the January 11 storm! Because of your donations, we were able to pay crews to perform the herculean task of clearing the Old Forest Loop in a little over a week. These photos show how the trail around marker 20 looked last Thursday and […]

Update on storm cleanup

Update on storm cleanup

Saturday’s storm event was one of the most significant we’ve seen since Overton Park Conservancy began managing the park in 2012. The winds brought down nearly 150 trees throughout the park, including several large landscape trees in the East Parkway playground area which thankfully did not fall on any structures. The majority of the trees […]

Overton Park suffers significant storm damage

Overton Park suffers significant storm damage

Overton Park sustained significant tree loss in this morning’s storm, causing some road, trail, and drainage blockages. Please use caution when visiting the park and turn back if you encounter a trail blockage–walking around debris creates new trails and disturbs vegetation. If you see a blocked trail, please send us an email at info@overtonpark.org, or […]

Giving Tuesday is December 3

Giving Tuesday is December 3

Since this is the week for giving thanks, the Overton Park Conservancy team wants you to know how much we appreciate you. Your support enables us to: Work every day to maintain an extraordinary public park so that our community has a beautiful, safe, and welcoming space to come together; Protect crucial habitat for creatures like birds […]

Melanie White on the magic of Overton Park

Melanie White on the magic of Overton Park

For Overton Park Conservancy board member Melanie White, the park has been a place to become part of a family. After moving to Memphis from San Francisco in 1985, Melanie sought to reclaim all the time she’d spent commuting. She settled in Central Gardens and joined a running group that began at the Midtown Huey’s […]

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