The rainy weather hasn’t dampened spirits at the Overton Park Conservancy. They’re gearing up for a Day of Merrymaking, a festive celebration on June 8th that promises to usher in a new era at the park. They’re hoping renovations to Rainbow Lake Playground will be complete by then (although at press time it remained behind schedule due to spring rains). but the show will go on regardless.
The festival, which marks the one-year anniversary of Overton Bark Park and conservancy’s oversight, will be held on the Greensward, “That’s the green space in front of Rainbow Lake,” notes the Conservancy’s Executive Director Tina Sullivan. The name actually dates back to the original plans of the park, and it’s one she hopes catches on. The festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes games, storytelling, face painting, and activities for dogs by Hollywood Feed.
Sullivan is also encouraging families with old photos or stories about times shared at the park to bring them along. They’ll have a booth set up for their Overton Park Stories program.