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Share Your Overton Park Story

As part of our yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court case that spared Overton Park from I-40, we’re asking you to share why Overton Park is special to you. Whether you met someone at the park, witnessed history, or had an amazing encounter with nature, we want to hear about it! Tag @overtonpark on social media with the hashtag #overtonparkstories, or complete the form below. You’ll find an archive of previous stories below the form.

Here are some places to start:

  • When did you first begin visiting Overton Park?
  • What’s your most vivid memory of the park?
  • What does the park mean to you?
  • Do you associate the park with any special people or times in your life?
  • What’s your favorite area of the park? Has that changed over the years?
Stories: Jack Borg

Stories: Jack Borg

My grandfather, Prof. George Pfaff, sponsored a party and dance one evening at the open pavilion that was across the street from the present “Doughboy” statue in Overton Park. The

Stories: Dan Conaway

Stories: Dan Conaway

Dan Conaway talks about the most significant golf game he ever played. A version of this story originally appeared on Dan’s Memphasis blog. Overton eagles soar. For 104 years, longer