So many new activities and sponsors for the Sept. 15 Green Hills Park Festival! Walk/Bike Nashville will be putting on a bike rodeo (skills and games for young bikers). And, in addition to the movie that we will show when the sun goes down, we will have a separate trailer set up to watch that day's college football!
Two more things:
Great things are happening in Green Hills Park!
Thanks to everyone who came out for last night's community meeting to talk about the 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.
And here are the items discussed about the park:
Friends of Green Hills Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that formed with three goals:
Lora Barkenbus Fox, President & Patrick Bradley, Treasurer
On February 21, 6pm, at Hillsboro High School, Russ Pulley will be hosting a community meeting. We will be presenting plans for the park and Festival, and need your input and help! We particularly need help brainstorming sponsors and features for the Festival (set for Sept. 15, 2018) and working on a beautification committee for the park.
Also, there will also be representatives from Metro who will present the proposed design for the Belmont Park Terrace sidewalk (alongside Green Hills Park).
What else is new in and near the park?
Wow, what a great week for the park!
What a great festival! Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed our beautiful park, vendors, and movie. Attendance was estimated at 600. Big thanks to everyone who bid in the silent auction - you raised over $1000 for the park! All funds raised will go toward improving the play equipment in the 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.
Check out the new things in the park! New park entrance sign, new batting cage for the Girls' Softball league. And coming soon - grassy berms for kids to run and play on!
Are you ready for a kid and adult-friendly obstacle course, plus:
Nashville Soccer Club, Little Gourmand, Music City Brisket, Good2Go Food Truck, Bao Down Food Truck, Blue Monkey Shaved Ice, Kernels Nashville, Southern Spun, ExVoto Vintage, Hello Friday Clothing Co., Lularoe Brittney Wood, Emily Holleman - Independent Trunk Keeper #617 with Matilda Jane Clothing, Glitterville Tattoos, Madewell, Mathnasium of Green Hills, Fleet Feet Sports Nashville, Erin at FTM Travel and Fairy Trip Mother, Parnassus Books, Green Hills Library, Lipscomb University Department of Visual Art, Touch-a-truck fire and police, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Yee-Haw Brewing Company, & silent auction items from Green Hills Grille, Trader Joe's, Milam's Opticals, Halcyon Bikes, Fat Bottom, Kendra Scott, Curcio Dermatology, Donut Den, Seven Hills Club Tennis...
and the movie Sing?!? Meet you at Green Hills Park between 4-9pm on this Sat., Sept. 16!
The second Green Hills Park Festival is taking place from 4-9pm on September 16! Admission is free and we will have food trucks, wine and beer, and fun booths including:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org you can help by:
In other neighborhood news:
Friends, your voices have been heard. The Parks Department tells me that Green Hills Park is at the top of the list for court resurfacing! But there is a big catch - they have to receive the funding. Last year, Parks received $10M for deferred maintenance in the budget. This year, it is not clear whether they will get that funding. Or if they do, it may not come until after October (which would likely push the resurfacing to spring, due to the cool weather).
Part of the problem is that the courts have deteriorated so badly that instead of repainting (at a cost of $4-5K/court), they need resurfacing ($40K/court). So the cost of resurfacing Green Hills Park courts is likely $120,000. We'll keep you posted as Metro goes through its budget process in the next two months.
Bike to Work Day was a hit again this year - tons of fun for our group to ride from the park to downtown. These geese were in the park that morning, but declined to come along for the ride.
Do you know the history of the park? It was part of John Trotwood Moore's estate, known as Arden Place. The estate was torn down in the late 1960's to build the school and park. We've found a few articles on this history, which are shared here. Have more info on the history of the park? Email us at email@example.com
Need your help to get the tennis courts resurfaced, Bike to Work Day is May 26, Little Library is installed
Tennis Courts - Friends, we have mysteriously fallen off the Parks Dept's tennis court priority list. Our neighborhood had been told we were next to be resurfaced, and now that has been pushed back to "someday."
We need your help to get back to the top of the priority list - can you take a moment to email the Board Chair George Anderson (Gja2220@gmail.com) and/or Assistant Director over maintenance firstname.lastname@example.org to ask that Green Hills Park courts be resurfaced as soon as possible?
Bike to Work Day is coming! We will meet at Green Hills Park at 7am on Friday, May 26, depart at 7:10AM and follow the Light Blue route on this map down Belmont Blvd and over Music Row to Downtown. Can you join us? Let us know if you're in!
Hooray for the Park Cleanup and Little Library Installation!
Thanks to all our volunteers and to Donut Den and Starbucks for the sweet treats and coffee. Thanks to Parnassus Books for the donation of the Little Free Library. It is up and running, and they have donated a bunch of books to get us started. Take a book (and keep it), donate one of your own books later, and have fun reading!
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.