Rebuilding Peabody Park Pavilion

By Alex Turley

Built more than 100 years ago, the Peabody Park Pavilion was once a popular gathering place – the perfect location for a neighborhood event or casual get-together. Today Peabody Park is a popular playground for kids, serving the Cooper-Young, Idlewild historic, Central Gardens, and Lenox school neighborhoods. The playground area was upgraded in 2000, but because of a lack of funds, the Peabody Park Pavilion was left untouched. Once the main attraction of the park, the pavilion now stands condemned due to a partially rotten floor and foundation.

The pavilion is in need of a new roof, new floor, and paint job – repairs totaling approximately $8000. Preservation Memphis plans to restore the Peabody Park Pavilion by soliciting donations from neighborhood businesses and individuals.

Preservation Memphis (PM) is a small group of individuals working to preserve small to midsize Memphis landmarks. Our mission is to preserve city landmarks that can be restored for $15,000 or less. PM has chosen to focus on this level so that funds can be raised more quickly and the restoration can be completed in a timely manner. In addition to the Peabody Park Pavilion, we have several other projects in consideration.

Please help us by donating to the restoration of the Peabody Park Pavilion. For more information or to make a donation contact Kenny Jabbour at or Alex Turley at

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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