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Overton Park

2080 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN

Site Directions: The park is located in central Memphis between N. Parkway and Poplar Avenues (N. of Poplar) and between N. McLean Blvd. and Williford Street

From downtown, Memphis follow Poplar avenue east about three miles to the park. 

Lat-Long: 35.146538, -89.991301, parking lot

Hours: daylight hours

Seasonality: none

Fees: none

Landmarks: Sign on Poplar Avenue at the entrance

Site Description: The site is a typical urban city park with developed recreational facilities.

A section is, however, preserved in a natural state as an old-growth, mature hardwood forest complete with walking trails.  

The Memphis Museum of Art, a golf course, and a zoo and aquarium are also present on site.

Wildlife to Watch: The park is commonly used for birding trips and a wide variety of species may be seen including Mississippi Kite (summer only), White-breasted Nuthatch, and Hairy Woodpecker.

Google Map to Overton Park