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The Overton Park Conservancy’s work is gaining media attention.  Learn more about how Overton Park is being revitalized.

Eight years in the making: The Zoo, the park, and the Greensward saga finally comes to an end, The Daily Memphian (November 22, 2022)

NatureZen: Take a deep breath and experience the healing power, The Daily Memphian (October 17, 2022)

How grassroots advocacy saved Memphis’s beloved Overton Park, The Commercial Appeal (March 3, 2021)

Why one big-name golf course architect is fiercely tackling a very old, very short muni, (November 30, 2020)

Conservancy proposes major renovation for Overton Park golf course, Daily Memphian (November 25, 2020)

A new day for Overton Park’s Old Forest, The Tennessee Conservationist (September/October 2019)

The ancient forests that have defied urbanization, CityLab (May 23, 2018)

Life in an urban forest: Scientists assess Overton’s trees, wildlife, Commercial Appeal (August 6, 2017)

Green spaces valuable assets for Memphis, citizens, Memphis Daily News (October 13, 2016)

Overton Park compromise gets final okay from City Council, Commercial Appeal (July 19, 2016)

Memphis hosted its first-ever “”urban BioBlitz,” High Ground News (April 22, 2016)

Planners offer solutions to Overton parking, traffic problems, Commercial Appeal (February 18, 2016)

Talking about Overton Park with Center for City Park Excellence’s Peter Harnik, Smart City Memphis (February 18, 2016)

Overton Park’s Tina Sullivan: “You don’t want your children playing in a parking lot,” Commercial Appeal (February 17, 2016)

Firms picked to study Overton Park traffic, parking, Memphis Flyer (January 18, 2016)

Overton Park Conservancy grows the next generation of conservationists, High Ground News (October 15, 2015)

Reaching for what Overton Park wants to be, Smart City Memphis (June 15, 2015)

Overton Park to celebrate itself with Merrymaking, The Daily News (June 2, 2015)

Parking Memphis’ lack of ambition, Smart City Memphis (May 22, 2015)

Artistic gateways will provide welcoming entrance to Overton Park’s Old Forest, Commercial Appeal (April 9, 2015)

Overton Park announces new gateways, Memphis Business Journal (April 7, 2015)

Overton Park’s old-growth forest undergoes inventory to assess threats, Commercial Appeal (December 17, 2014)

Overton Park plans new paths, entrances to encourage bike, pedestrian access, Commercial Appeal (June 11, 2014)

New pedestrian pathways planned for Overton Park, Memphis Flyer (May 30, 2014)

New Bicycle Trails at Heart of Transit Changes, Daily News (April 22, 2014)

Bike Gate welcomes people — not cars — into Overton Park, Commercial Appeal (March 21, 2014)

Newly installed bike gate offers “appropriately grand” entrance to Overton Park, Commercial Appeal (February 12, 2014)

New Overton Park gateway completed, Memphis Business Journal (February 12, 2014)

New bicycle arch welcomes Overton Park bicyclists, runners, FOX 13 (February 11, 2014)

Bicycle archway installed as tribute at Overton Park entrance, WMC-TV (February 7, 2014)

Arc de Overton, Memphis Daily News (February 6, 2014)

Mid-Southerners prepare for cold snap, WMC-TV (January 26, 2014)

Rebuilt playground among new projects enhancing Overton Park, Commercial Appeal (September 8, 2013)

Free concerts at Shell top Overton Park to-do list, Tennessee Triptales (September 4, 2013)

New entrance will bridge Overton Park to bike paths, Memphis Business Journal (August 20, 2013)

Logjam: Overton Park Conservancy seeks parking solutions, Memphis Daily News (July 26, 2013)

Day of Merrymaking celebrates Overton Park, old and new, Commercial Appeal (June 7, 2013)

Editorial: Worth Preserving, Commercial Appeal (May 7, 2013)

Long-term solution sought as zoo parking swamps Overton Park’s Greensward, Commercial Appeal (May 5, 2013)

Bike de Triomphe, Memphis Flyer (April 17, 2013)

Park it here, MBQ (March 2013)

Park’s Belles have blossoming relationship, Commercial Appeal (March 1, 2013)

Go Team, Memphis Flyer (January 16, 2013)

Aging with grace, Memphis Daily News (November 13, 2012)

Less than a year after management change, Overton Park undergoing makeover, Commercial Appeal (October 30, 2012)

Overton Park Conservancy meets milestone with dog park, Memphis Daily News (June 5, 2012)

Dog-day morning: Midtown Park opens Overton Bark, Commercial Appeal (June 3, 2012)

Dog park at heart of Overton Park changes, Memphis Daily News (June 1, 2012)

Portion of Midtown’s Overton Park really is going to dogs, Commercial Appeal (May 30, 2012)

The heart of Memphis: Overton Park Conservancy has big plans for Midtown’s crown jewel, Memphis Flyer (April 19, 2012)

Overton Park Conservancy gets to work, Commercial Appeal (February 7, 2012)

Ironically, saw blades are saving Overton Park forest, Commercial Appeal (February 3, 2012)

New Conservancy ready to dig into Overton Park, Commercial Appeal (December 11, 2011)

Landslide: At Risk, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (October 16, 2009)