Welcome to Overton Park, Memphis' huge public park that includes a 9-hole golf course, a zoo, 2 playgrounds, an art museum, and a 126-acre forest. Trust us, there is no way your group is going to get bored here at Overton!!
Taking up a total of 342 acres, this public park was first purchased by the city in 1901 from Ella and Overton Lea. The park was designed by landscape architect George Kessler and it got its name from a co-founder of Memphis, John Overton.
Here is what you will see throughout this massive public greenspace:
- Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
- Memphis College of Art
- Memphis Zoo
- Levitt Zoo
- Rainbow Lake
- Rainbow Playground
- Veterans Plaza
- Old Forest State Natural Area
- Overton Links
We doubt you will be able to fit all of the above attractions into your group's park visit, but we know you can fit a couple, get some fresh air, sightsee/people watch, and be immersed into one of Memphis' most popular public spaces!
Fun Fact: This park ecosystem dates back more than 10,000 years. Some trees in the forest are hundreds of years old!
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