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:
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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!
Cleanup postponed on account of rain. Join us next Sat., April 29 from 9-10am. We'll still have donuts from Donut Den and coffee from Starbucks!
Green Hills Park is participating in the Mayor's Spring Clean at 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, April 22. Join us at 9:00 am that morning, to spruce up Green Hills Park. There is not an overwhelming amount of trash, but alot of stuff makes its way to the bushes and borders.
Big thank you to the folks at Fox Donut Den and the Starbucks near Pier One, who have graciously agreed to provide some sweet treats and coffee.
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This year's Green Hills Festival will be held on September 16, 2017. Like last year, we'll have vendors, food trucks, and a movie. If you have ideas for new vendors, activities, or wish to become a sponsor, please let us know.
More news about the park:
Belmont Park Terrace sidewalk announced - Councilmember Russ Pulley has just announced a new sidewalk project on Belmont Park Terrace. It will run along the park between Arden Place and Lone Oak Rd. He does not have further details yet about the design or timeline. This is obviously great news for the Park. Hopefully we can work on incorporating a crosswalk from Castleman Drive, as part of the project.
In other good news, Councilmember Angie Henderson has introduced a sidewalk ordinance that will require sidewalks (or an in lieu fee) for the teardown/infill houses that are so prevalent in our neighborhood. These projects have not required sidewalks in the past, because they are single or duplex projects that do not subdivide the lot. More details, and a flowchart showing when sidewalks would be required, can be found at this link: http://www.walkbikenashville.org/sidewalkbill493
Russ Pulley is a co-sponsor. You can let any of the other councilmembers know that you want this bill to pass by clicking here: https://www.nashville.gov/metro-council/contact-council-members.aspx Councilmember Henderson will be speaking on her legislation at the next Alliance for Green Hills community meeting - on January 11, 2017 at 8:00am, at the Hampton Inn in Green Hills.
Status of Lone Oak Sidewalk between Overhill and Shackleford- you may have noticed that the right of way has been staked. The design phase is complete. The project is in the engineering phase now. Construction is likely in early 2017.
Other happenings in the Park - Metro Parks has agreed to work with us on placing a sign to mark the distance for the walking path. And, the Cumberland River Compact has applied for a grant that would benefit the no-mow zone in the Park (The Park is in the Brown Creek watershed). Good things are happening in our neighborhood! Here's hoping that the park (and you!) have a great 2017.
What a great crowd! Thanks to everyone who came by to enjoy the vendors, watch the outdoor movie, comment on the proposed park improvements, make a donation or purchase a t-shirt. Scroll down to see a few pictures from the event. If you would like a Friends bumper sticker or t-shirt ($20), it's not too late. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks also to the Alliance for Green Hills for organizing the Festival and, more importantly, for taking the lead on making Green Hills a safer and and more walkable neighborhood. Check out their work at https://www.facebook.com/all4greenhills/
Join the Alliance for Green Hills (all4greenhills.com) and the Friends of Green Hills Park for a FREE festival celebrating local food and vendors. From YMCA bounce houses to one-of-a-kind treasures from local Green Hills shops, this festival has something for everyone. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/18761110...
PARKING: See all4greenhills.com/resources/events for parking information. Thank you to Lipscomb for offering the elementary school lot close to the park -- as well as a shuttle.
Yes, we will have a beer garden! A fire truck will be onsite for kids to explore, too. Face painting awaits along with a Parnassus / Green Hills Library book nook! As the festival nears sunset, settle onto a picnic blanket to enjoy a movie - Inside Out!
Green Hills Library
Ten Thousand Villages
King of Pops
Nashville Fire Department & Police Department (vehicle onsite!)
Mall at Green Hills
First Tennessee Bank
Wishing Chair Productions
Boy Scouts Troop 17
Hillsboro High School Players
"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?
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.