A Day of Merrymaking at Overton Park
2080 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TTN 38104
Bring the family to the Overton Park Greensward for a day of entertainment, fun activities, and delicious treats. A Day of Merrymaking, presented by Hollywood Feed, is Overton Park Conservancy’s annual family festival. We’ll have live music, along with a beer garden, food trucks, dozens of local vendors, and so much more. Bring bathing suits for the kids and let them run through multiple water-based activity areas.
This event is free, but a $5 suggested donation benefits Overton Park Conservancy.
On December 6th, 2011, the Memphis City Council voted unanimously to approve a 10-year management agreement with the nonprofit Overton Park Conservancy.
Under this agreement, Overton Park remains the property of the City of Memphis and its citizens and the Conservancy is given the authority to manage 184 acres of public parkland including the Greensward, Rainbow Lake, the formal gardens, Veteran’s Plaza, the 126-acre Old Forest State Natural Area, and the East Parkway picnic area.
The Overton Park Conservancy has no authority over the Levitt Shell, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis College of Art, Memphis Zoo, or The Links at Overton Park. We are all active partners in building a brighter future for Overton Park.
The Conservancy’s work includes daily maintenance and cleaning, repairs, landscaping, and upkeep. We also have undertaken capital improvement projects such as building Overton Bark and Bike Gate, reimagining Rainbow Lake Playground, installing and maintaining permanent restrooms, and adding welcome gateways at the Old Forest entrances. Our management of the Old Forest includes trail work, invasive species removal, creation of interpretive content, and research into long-term forest health.
Overton Park Conservancy’s vision is to foster a beautiful, welcoming and safe park that encourages our diverse community to explore, learn, create, socialize, and play. Our mission is to protect, preserve, and improve Overton Park.
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Become a Park Volunteer
Overton Park’s success depends on a dedicated group of volunteers, who we call Team Overton Park, who create momentum and inspire others to take action for our park.
The Overton Park Conservancy volunteer program offers the opportunity to be a park advocate, give back to the community, have fun, and make new friends with like-minded people.