Fenced-off area of Overton Park to reopen

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 18, 2024 4:41 PM CT | Published: March 13, 2024 3:34 PM CT

For decades, a dozen acres of old-growth forest have been separated from Overton Park by a chain-link fence, but the area could reconnect to the park’s existing trail system by the end of the year. 


Overton Park Conservancy Memphis Zoo Tina Sullivan
Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


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