Overton Park Planning Effort – Zone 1
Overton Park Conservancy is developing a comprehensive plan for the future of the park. We’re focusing on specific sections of the park and how they can each contribute to creating a more vibrant, equitable space for all Memphians.
Our first geographic area–what we’re calling Zone 1–is the east side of the park, which includes the Bike Gate plaza; the East Parkway playground, pavilion, and picnic areas; and the 13-acre tract at the park’s southeast corner currently known as the General Services Area. Occupied by a City of Memphis vehicle maintenance facility since the 1930s, this parcel will soon return to the park. Deciding how it should be used will be a major component of our planning effort, and it’s a big reason that we selected the east side of the park as our first priority.
To help us envision a new life for this space, and improvements to the existing amenities, we’d like you to complete a short survey. Please submit your answers by November 30. Our planning team will generate some preliminary concepts based on your feedback, to be presented over the next 2-3 months.
For a virtual tour of Zone 1, watch this video.
For some background about the planning effort and about Zone 1, click through the slideshow below.