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Host your family, friends, church, or business in the heart of the city. From pavilions with playgrounds perfect for children’s birthday parties, to a beautifully landscaped garden for your wedding, Overton Park has multiple options to make your event memorable.

EAST PARKWAY PAVILION

The park’s largest covered structure, the historic East Parkway Pavilion can hold 100+, provides access to power and water, and is adjacent to a large playground and picnic areas, ample shaded green space, maintained restrooms, water fountains, and the Old Forest State Natural Area. This is the perfect location for large family reunions (over 50 people), church groups, and company picnics.

PEAK SEASON RATES/TIMES (March-October)

Weekend and Holiday Rates
AM (8am-1pm): $375
PM (2pm-dusk): $500
All day (8am-dusk): $700

Weekday Rates

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $375

WINTER RATE (November-February)

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $375

RAINBOW LAKE PAVILION

This smaller pavilion holds about 40 people, provides access to power and water, and contains picnic tables, restrooms, and water fountains. It is adjacent to the newly renovated Rainbow Lake Playground, making it a great location for a child’s birthday party or small family reunion, and is near ample open green space, extra picnic tables, and the Old Forest State Natural Area.

PEAK SEASON RATES/TIMES (March-October)

Weekend and Holiday Rates
AM (8am-1pm): $175
PM (2pm-dusk): $250
All day (8am-dusk): $400

Weekday Rates

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $175

WINTER RATE (November-February)

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $175

FORMAL GARDENS

This landscaped area is covered with beautiful white-blossomed crape myrtle trees, and is a lovely setting for an intimate wedding or small event. Tents can be set up on the grounds for weather protection.

PEAK SEASON RATES/TIMES (March-October)

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $500

WINTER RATE (November-February)

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $375

THE GREENSWARD

(available for events beginning in 2021; includes use of Rainbow Lake Pavilion)

Overton Park’s signature open space, the Greensward is bordered by Veterans Plaza to the west, Rainbow Lake to the east, and Rainbow Lake Playground to the southeast. It is ideal for open-air special events that require a lot of space for booths, stages, and recreation.

PEAK SEASON RATES/TIMES (March-October)

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $2,000

WINTER RATE (November-February)

Any rental (between 8am-dusk): $1,800

VETERANS PLAZA

This area to the east of the Formal Gardens and west of the Greensward honors America’s veterans. It is reserved for official military functions at no cost, any time of year.

WALK/RUN EVENT RATES

Host your fundraising walk or run at Overton Park! We’ll work with you to develop a race route that fits your needs.

PEAK SEASON RATES (March-October)

Choose AM (dawn – 1pm) or PM (2pm – dusk) time slot

East Parkway Pavilion Staging

$500 minimum fee ($2.50 per person for first 100 participants + $250 East Parkway Pavilion rental fee = $500 minimum) + post-event invoice @ $2.50 per person for participants over 100

Rainbow Lake Pavilion Staging

$250 minimum fee ($2.50 per person for first 100 participants, Rainbow Lake Pavilion rental included) + post-event invoice @ $2.50 per person for participants over 100

WINTER RATES (November-February)

Any time slot you choose between dawn and dusk

East Parkway Pavilion Staging

$250 minimum fee ($2.50 per person for first 100 participants, East Parkway Pavilion rental included) + post-event invoice @ $2.50 per person for participants over 100

Rainbow Lake Pavilion Staging

$250 minimum fee ($2.50 per person for first 100 participants, Rainbow Lake Pavilion rental included) + post-event invoice @ $2.50 per person for participants over 100

STEP 1: CONFIRM AVAILABILITY
STEP 2: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
STEP 3: MAKE A PAYMENT
Due to federal and local guidelines and ordinances for limiting gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic to insure public safety, Overton Park Conservancy is currently not accepting applications for facility rentals until further notice.
All events have been cancelled and refunded through Summer 2020, with Fall rental feasibility under review due to the ongoing pandemic. For events booked in 2020, please click here for our COVID-19 cancellation and refund policy.
Overton Park is open, but facilities such as restrooms and playgrounds are closed until further notice. Please visit our blog for more details. 
Please contact Visitor Services Coordinator Fields Falcone at 901-509-3789 or ffalcone@overtonpark.org for clarification or questions.