Floristic Survey of the Overton Park Forest This comprehensive plant survey was commissioned by the Park Services division of the City of Memphis and was completed in August of 2009. [Download the 184K PDF]
Teton Clearcut Tree Survey
You can download the tree survey section of the Zoo's demolition plan as six large PDF files (2.5MB to 3MB each) courtesy of CPOP.
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Special Capital Campaign Issue of Exzooberance, official newsletter of the Memphis Zoo. July/August '06.
[Download the 2.3MB PDF]
City of Memphis Contract #N10713 governing the operations and management of the Memphis Zoo. Signed December 30, 1994.
[Download the 1.1MB PDF]
Letter to the Memphis Zoo from Citizens to Preserve Overton Park. May 12, 2008. Read it here.
Overton Park Master Plan
This 20-year master plan for Overton Park was completed in April of 1988. [Download the 5MB PDF]
Overton Park Master Plan Map
This foldout map illustrates the 20-year master plan. [Download the 2MB JPG]
Overton Park Historical Report
This 75-page document was prepared in 1987 as background for the Overton Park Master Plan. [Download the 6MB PDF]
Letter from the Memphis Zoo to Citizens to Preserve Overton Park. July 2, 2008. Read it here.
Chickasaw Bluffs Exhibit Update in Exzooberance, official newsletter of the Memphis Zoo. July/August '08. Read it here.
Letter to the Memphis Zoo from Citizens to Preserve Overton Park. July 10, 2008. Read it here.
We offer free guided Old Forest nature walks at 10am on the second Saturday and last Sunday of every month, rain or shine. Kids are always welcome. Meet at the east end of Old Forest Lane, near the Overton Bark dog park. Questions? Email Naomi.
Take a hike!
Walk in the woods and savor the beauty of Overton Park. If you're unfamiliar with the Old Forest trails, join CPOP for a free guided nature hike at 10am on the second Saturday and last Sunday of every month, rain or shine, hot or cold. Everyone is welcome.
If you'd like to help fund our efforts, any donation is appreciated. You can write a check to "Citizens to Preserve Overton Park" and mail to 618 S. Cox, Memphis, TN 38104. Or you can donate securely online with a PayPal account or credit card by clicking this shiny yellow button:
We're grateful to these groups for supporting the Old Forest State Natural Area campaign: