Status: Preserved

Location: Bounded by Park Avenue and residences to the south, Goodlett Street to the west, Southern Avenue to the north, and Perkins Street / Perkins Extended and residences to the east, in Memphis

Built: 1949-ca. 1960

Architectural Style: Park

Original Function/Purpose: Park


Audubon Park Historic District was placed on the National Register on Nov. 7, 2022.


History: Audubon Park Historic District is made up of 338 acres of woods, rolling hills and large open spaces. The five main sections of the park are Audubon Golf Course (now Links at Audubon), Memphis Botanic Garden, Leftwich Tennis Center, Audubon Lake and Park, and Audubon Park Trails. These “were developed as separate initiatives by the Memphis Park Commission” beginning in 1949. Some of the structures and other facilities in the park are Audubon Golf Clubhouse and four gazebo shelters, Memphis Botanic Garden, W.C. Paul Arboretum, Goldsmith Civic Garden Center and Hardin Hall, the Ikebana Half Moon Bridge, Moongazing Pavilion and Yatsuhashi “Zigzag” Bridge (all three in the Japanese Garden), Live at the Garden/Jim Duncan Stage, Leftwich Tennis Center (demolished in June 2021, but to be reconstructed), as well as numerous gardens, trails and other resources. (Photo above courtesy of Google Earth.)


Ca. 1970 map of Audubon Gardens and Park included in the application for National Register status, courtesy of Memphis and Shelby County Room in the Benjamin L. Hooks Library.


City Council District: 5

Super District: 9

County Commission District: 13