Happy New Year! Another great year for Green Hills Park is in the books. This year we hosted another great Park Festival and loved seeing everyone enjoying our great park. Here are some updates on our other projects:
The shade pavilion that will be built near the water fountain: We are working on a design that will satisfy the Parks Department's concerns about future maintenance needs and meet our budget.
Fundraising: The Mall at Green Hills has generously donated gift cards to help us raise funds - while supplies last, everyone who donates $25 or over to Friends of Green Hills Park can receive a $50 gift card to North Italia, $30 gift card to Crate & Barrel, or $20 card to the Cheesecake Factory! To donate, please venmo @friendsofghpark or click the "donate" button at friendsofgreenhillspark.org. Then we'll reach back out to send you your gift card.
Native plants: A big project we started in 2021 was clearing invasive trees and replacing them with native plants. This project will continue next year - if you'd like to volunteer to help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much to the great volunteers who have been working on this project so far and have made impressive progress - Marcus Owen, Ashley Cantrell, Georgeanne Chapman, Richard Hitt, and Ryan Biven.
Tennis Courts: The tennis court resurfacing has hit a roadblock because the quote for resurfacing has come back so high: $160,000. That number is simply unrealistic for our small volunteer organization to raise. We're looking into grants and welcome assistance with that or additional ideas. Funds that have been received for tennis court resurfacing will be held for that purpose until we can find a funding source or the courts are resurfaced by Metro.
Thank you to everyone who donated this year!
Best wishes for the New Year from Friends of Green Hills Park!
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.