Zoo to turn over Old Forest, leave Overton Park greensward intact

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 10, 2022 6:28 AM CT | Published: March 08, 2022 12:01 PM CT
<strong>Tina Sullivan, executive director of the Overton Park Conservancy, shakes hands with Memphis Zoo CEO Jim Dean at a press conference Tuesday, March 8.&nbsp;The zoo has agreed to turn over to the conservancy a 17-acre section of the Old Forest that once was planned as a Chickasaw Bluffs exhibit.&nbsp;</strong>(Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Tina Sullivan, executive director of the Overton Park Conservancy, shakes hands with Memphis Zoo CEO Jim Dean at a press conference Tuesday, March 8. The zoo has agreed to turn over to the conservancy a 17-acre section of the Old Forest that once was planned as a Chickasaw Bluffs exhibit. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The multi-part deal between the Memphis Zoo, the City of Memphis and the Overton Park Conservancy includes a new North Parkway entrance for the Memphis Zoo as well as 300 parking spaces.

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