A flexible urban green space made for running, cycling, family-focused activities and cultural experiences.
Overton Park spans 342 acres in Midtown Memphis and features a variety of spaces made for high-intensity recreation as well as quiet contemplation and cultural enrichment. The park’s grounds are home to formal gardens, an old-growth forest with trails, a nine-hole golf course, a dog park, two playgrounds, the Memphis Zoo and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
Overton Park is managed by the nonprofit Overton Park Conservancy, which stewards the multi-use green space for the enjoyment of locals and tourists alike. The group was founded in 2011 and manages daily operations as well as conservation programs to maintain the health of the Old Forest Natural Area, a permanently protected space and one of the only old-growth forests in the urban Southeast.