Photo Gallery: The New Rainbow Lake Playground at Overton Park
Overton Park has gone through a lot of really great changes in the past few years: the Levitt Shell shows, the new Overton bark dog park, and now, the complete revamping of the Rainbow Lake Playground.
The playground reopened a few weeks ago, and it’s awesome. ANF Architects completely overhauled the space, replacing the the old plastic slides and sad swings with equipment that makes me sad that I’m not a kid anymore.
There are permanent chess and checker boards, drums, and a bright-red tire swing.
The largest thing on the playground is a huge wooden maze with slides, monkey bars and poles. It’s accessible by ramps and stairs, so kids of all different abilities can use it.
The playground also has a Little Free Library dedicated to kids’ books and a rope climbing nest.
I want one of these sweet hammock swings on my porch.
There’s also a manmade hill that has tunnels running through it, slides and a sandbox.
The Rainbow Lake Playground at Overton Park is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Rainbow Lake Playground
1914 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104