In collaboration with the City of Memphis and Overton Park Conservancy (OPC), we are moving into the next phase of implementing the City Council-approved parking resolution.

To recap how we got here, Memphis Zoo parking includes a total of 660 spaces. For all but about 65 days a year, these spaces can accommodate Zoo guests.  But on those 65 days, Memphis Zoo guests may have parked on the Greensward if needed.  The use of the Greensward is coming to an end as the City of Memphis has selected Powers Hill Design (PHD) to develop three (3) concept plans to expand Zoo parking. The concepts illustrate a reconfiguration of the Zoo’s entry and exit points, and may positively or negatively, affect traffic, accessibility, length of wait, security and safety in and around Overton Park and the Zoo. 

On November 2, PHD publicly released the three design concepts. These were first presented to a 10-member Advisory Board and now it’s your turn to provide feedback.  A link to the concepts are below and we invite you to review them and then take the brief independent survey provided by Caissa Public Strategy, in conjunction with PHD. This is the initial survey to get preliminary feedback.

As a Memphis Zoo guest, we want your voice to be heard on which of these concepts is best for you and your family when visiting our Zoo. 

You can also visit the City of Memphis site for additional information. If you have any questions, please email (public record) or



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