5pm Festival begins
Have you seen the schedule for the Green Hills Park Festival? Get ready for the fun:
5pm Festival begins
9pm (or end of movie) Festival ends
Construction in the park is moving fast and may be completed before the Festival.
Mr. Steve's appearance at the Green Hills Festival is made possible by a donation from Osborne State Farm.
We have a new vendor booth to announce: Sitting Made Simple, a local babysitting service that connects area families with college sitters. Look for them next to the face painting booth.
Thanks to the Hughston Clinic - Orthopaedics for their generous support of the Festival as a neighborhood sponsor.
Movie pick -
Survey says: Despicable Me 3 will be the movie shown at our Sept. 15 Festival.
We are still accepting sponsors and silent auction items. Email email@example.com for more information.
Big thanks to Major Chiropractic, who will be our Festival Obstacle Course Sponsor this year. They offer chiropractic and wellness services at their office on Richard Jones Road. Check out their Facebook page to get a flavor of their terrific health philosophy.
Major Chiropractic joins our other major festival sponsors, Chartwell Hospitality (with their new Green Hills Hilton and Residence Inn by Marriott opening this fall), Hill Center, the Village Fund, and Reliant Bank.
More Festival info here:
Check out our new Friends of Green Hills Park Instagram account & hashtag us with #ghparknash and #ghparkfest!
Did you know that your Amazon purchases can benefit the Park, at no cost to you? Click here
and select Friends of Green Hills Park as your "Amazon Smile" beneficiary.
Sidewalk information for Lone Oak between Shackleford and Overhill -
This sidewalk should be completed within one week. It looks terrific:
Sidewalk info for Belmont Park Terrace -
The flyer below contains information about the construction starting in and near the Park. The 120 day timeline listed below does not include weekends.
Construction has started on the Arden Place link, and the goal is to have this segment reach the Park before school starts on August 7, 2018. Then, construction will begin at the corner of Lone Oak and Belmont Park Terrace and will proceed north inside the Park toward Arden place.
The western section of the walking path will be replaced with concrete, and during this replacement there will be work done to improve the drainage on the north-west corner of the ballfields (water often ponds here).
Here are a couple of photos showing the Arden Place work so far:
We have a new major sponsor for the Sept. 15 Green Hills Park Festival:
Chartwell Hospitality! Chartwell's new development includes a Hilton and Marriott Residence Inn, plus harth (a farm to table restaurant with outdoor seating and wood-fired stoves), and a roof top bar atop the Hilton. The hotels and restaurant will be located at 240o Crestmoor. They will be opening in Nov. 2018.
Their sponsorship is much appreciated.
Do you have other ideas for sponsors, or would you like to sponsor the festival? More info can be found here.
Speaking of the Festival, did you see us mentioned in the new Green Hills publication Rover Today? The publication helped us create an ad for the Festival and also featured our Parnassus Little Library as a "hidden gem" in Green Hills.
And, have you seen the new row of crape myrtles in the park? They were planted this spring, thanks to generous donations by Arden Place neighbors, and the leadership of Ken Penegar. They look great next to the little flowers that are blooming in the no mow zone.
- Bike to Work Day is May 25. Meet at 7:10 am in the park and we'll ride down Music Row to downtown (ride ends with coffee and doughnuts at Cumberland Park). https://www.walkbikenashville.org/biketowork
- Interested in helping with publicity and social media for the park and the Festival? Or curating the Little Library? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if so.
Great things are happening in Green Hills Park!
In case you missed it, here are pictures of the sidewalk plans for Belmont Park Terrace. Public Works and Civic designed the plan to connect Lone Oak to Arden Place by coming into the park (to avoid cutting down all the trees along the park border). A portion of the asphalt walking path will be replaced with sidewalk, for ADA compliance. The trees that are removed to make way for the sidewalk will be replaced. Public Works was asked to look at placing a cross walk at the Castleman intersection and said that they will do so. Comments at the meeting were that many wished the plan had covered the segment from Shackleford to Arden Place, instead of the park segment, because it is more dangerous.
If you have comments on the plan, let us know and we will share them with Councilman Pulley and Public Works.
Friends of Green Hills Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that formed with three goals:
- Engage neighbors of all ages in the park to foster a better sense of community in Green Hills.
- Build on and care for the park’s assets, including adding play equipment for all ages, flowers, and caring for the wetlands area.
- Advocate for safe connections to other green spaces within walking and biking distance of the park, such as Sevier Park, Radnor Lake, and the Green Hills Library.
- The Green Hills Festival has been held for two years in a row (the next Green Hills Park Festival will be September 15, 2018)
- Parnassus donated a Little Library that has been installed at the Park, and Parnassus regularly supplies books
- Installation of a water fountain by the Parks Dept.
- Park cleanups have been held
- Purchase and installation of a new entrance sign
- A sidewalk will be built in alongside the park
- Grass berms have been installed for play and picnics
- Collaborating with the Cumberland River Compact and Lipscomb sustainability class on wetland improvements
- A row of crape myrtles will be planted this spring (thanks to generous donations by Arden Place neighbors)
- Finding funding for more improvements (e.g. an obstacle course for all ages, bike racks, frisbee golf baskets, art?). We can place plaques to give credit for funding (but not logos). Donations can be made online.
- Beautification (adding and maintaining shade trees, benches, flower gardens).
- 2018 Festival (finding sponsors, finding silent auction items, thinking of activities that neighbors would enjoy). You can go to this link to access a volunteer sign-up and sponsorship form for the Festival: www.friendsofgreenhillspark.org/festival.
- Action committees & volunteers are needed - what are you interested in?
Lora Barkenbus Fox, President & Patrick Bradley, Treasurer
Also, there will also be representatives from Metro who will present the proposed design for the Belmont Park Terrace sidewalk (alongside Green Hills Park).
If you can't join us at the Feb. 21 meeting, but want to get involved, please email
Big thanks to everyone who donated to place sod on the grassy berms, and to Artisan Landscape Group for giving us a very reasonable price on the sod and putting it in place quickly. The grass is looking great!
- Crepe myrtles are coming to the park! Thanks to our Arden Place neighbors for their generous donations towards these beautiful trees.
- The concrete bench that was donated by former Councilmember Ron Turner has been moved by the Parks Dept. to a storage facility, so that it won't be damaged during the Belmont Park Terrace sidewalk construction.
- The sidewalk construction has finally begun at Lone Oak and Overhill! It will connect Lone Oak all the way to Shackleford. Hooray!
- And construction is starting in earnest at Hillsboro High School. You can follow the progress at this link: http://wearehillsboro.com/campus-construction/
- The grassy berms were installed! This project was put together through the hard work and generous donations of Greg Dew (Division 2 Constructors), Wood Caldwell, and Joe Hodgson. Greg's company brought in 38 truckloads of dirt (approx 542 cubic yards) on Tuesday.
- Thank you to Greg, Wood, and Joe for helping the park create a natural play area where kids can engage in imaginative play and families can picnic. The next part of the natural play area will be the log obstacle course. An estimate is being prepared by a local landscaping company so that we can raise the funds.
- Speaking of fundraising, we need your help to pay for the sod on the berms. We are opting for sod, instead of seed, so that the kids can play on them sooner. We were able to raise $750 through a Facebook campaign on Giving Tuesday, but the cost will be closer to $1,500. Thank you for everyone who already contributed. If you aren't on Facebook or didn't have a chance to donate, we would, of course, appreciate any contribution you can make now (click on this link). Thank you for your support of this great neighborhood park.
Want to be a vendor, sponsor, or member of next year's organizing committee? We would love your support. Email us and let us know: email@example.com
Did you miss the Festival? It's not too late to go to the Green Hill's Fleet Feet store and buy this cool t-shirt that benefits the Park.
Or you can make a donation by clicking here.
Friends of Green Hills Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to maintaining our neighborhood park and increasing walk and bike connectivity to nearby green spaces where we love to walk and play.