"Aren't we lucky." - Betty Brown, Nashville Tree Foundation's First President
*We live in an exciting city that's becoming more walkable and bikeable.
*We live in a great neighborhood near a beautiful park.
*We have a plan to improve the Park, so there will be a longer walking path and natural play areas (and we've already gotten a water fountain and are top of the list for tennis court resurfacing).
*We have the first ever Green Hills Park Festival on September 17 from 4-9pm.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/255529468158391/
The festival is free to attend but we'll be raising $ and accepting donations for our neighborhood park.
Can you make a donation today to support our beautiful park?
Donations are tax deductible and will go directly toward the improvements.
Donating now will get the ball rolling so that we can show festival attendees that we're on our way to making the improvements a reality. And can you forward this message/post to your friends, so they will know about the festival? Thank you.
We'll start at 4pm with games, food and drink. As dusk falls, we'll use a giant screen to show the Pixar movie "Inside Out." Here is a list of Festival activities, vendors & sponsors so far:
Aren't we lucky?
Festival Sept. 17 - Park & Greenway surveys - and check out Nashville Civic Design Center's recommendations for a Healthy Green Hills Community
The first ever Green Hills Park Festival will be September 17, 2016 from 4-9pm. There will be food, drink, live music, and the movie Inside Out. Save the date, check out this Facebook page for updates on vendors and activities, and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be more involved!
The Parks Dept. has been very busy working on its Master Plan. Let them know that Green Hills residents want to be part of the greenway system by filling out this survey www.surveymonkey.com/r/PlanToPlayGreenways.
Metro is still working on the sidewalk/bikeway plan. Let them know that we want sidewalks and protected bikeways in Green Hills by filling out this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/598MDSB
Looking for some reading materials? Check out Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville Plan. Recently released by the Nashville Civic Design Center, this book outlines how Nashville's built environment can be improved to create a healthier environment. Strategies include a multi-use path to 12 South:
Strategy: Maintain a system of connected pedestrian and bicycle pathways between retail and residential areas to encourage accessibility by means other than the automobile.
Strategy: Create a green-belt loop around Green Hills incorporating pedestrian and bicycle routes between neighborhoods and commercial areas, while offering safe recreational options.
(Reproduced with permission; Diagram over aerial photograph, 2014: Eric Hoke, NCDC)
Friends of Green Hills Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to improving our neighborhood park, building community, and increasing walk and bike connectivity to nearby green spaces where we love to walk and play.