The Overton Park Conservancy was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Assisi Foundation. The money will be used to fund cultural and educational programs, family-friendly activities, and for support of Overton Park's operations and capital improvements.
The Assisi Foundation awards grants to Mid-South nonprofits that focus on health, education, literacy, community enhancement, and civic and cultural programs.
The Overton Park Conservancy, a nonprofit charged with managing Midtown's largest park, is still about $1.1 million shy of its budget goal to fund park improvements over the first five years of its management contract.
Park capital improvements to be completed by this summer include Overton Bark (an off-leash dog park), restrooms, and playground improvements.
For more information on the Overton Park Conservancy, read this Memphis Flyer cover story.