About SPNA

The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

Friday, June 17, 2016

SPNA visioning sessions June 18, 23, 25 and July 9

This summer, SPNA is hosting a series of visioning sessions to start a conversation designed to foster a sense of community and find consensus about what draws people to Sylvan Park. Each session will include a review of the community survey conducted last fall and and open discussion to define strengths and successes while looking for opportunities to improve. The goal is to create a common vision for the neighborhood that celebrates what makes Sylvan Park a great place to live.

There will be four sessions to encourage as much as participation by neighbors as possible. The dates along with a link to sign up are provided below. Please email spna@sylvanpark.org if you have any questions about the sessions.

Saturday, June 18th, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
McCabe Community Center

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Park CafĂ© 

Saturday, June 25th, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cohn Senior Renaissance Center

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Richland Park Public Library
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer SPNA newsletter now available

The latest issue of the SPNA newsletter is now available online. Printed copies will be delivered to neighborhood homes beginning early next week. See inside for details about the annual SPNA Independence Day parade, the upcoming community visioning sessions and the Night Out Against Crime.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Richland Park Market Fest May 21

Save the date for the Richland Park Market Fest set for Saturday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Richland Creek Farmers’ Market (4711 Charlotte Pike).

This Spring marks the reemergence of the neighborhood’s Farmers’ Markets in one united location. Beginning May 7, the West End Farmers’ Market at Vine Street will rejoin the Richland Creek Farmers’ Market at Richland Park at the corner of 46th Ave and Charlotte Pike in Sylvan Park.

To celebrate the occasion, a festival is planned for Saturday, May 21, the official opening day of the market: The Richland Park Market Fest. “It's time the west side of Nashville had annual event like this,” said Lari White Cannon, an organizer of the Fest. “This is our chance to spread the word that the market is bigger, better, and more beautiful than ever.”

The market will regularly host 30 to 40 vendors. For the Richland Park Market Fest, another 20 are set to join, ranging from artisans to area restaurants to the Friends of the Richland Park Library. Live music, beer, and kid-friendly activities are also planned. Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association and Native Magazine are signed up as the official sponsors, and Regions Bank will give away two of their famous green bikes. Other local businesses will also have sponsorship opportunities.

“There’s so much community support for the event,” Cannon said. “It highlights the strong heart and unique spirit of West Nashville. We’ve always known our neighborhood is the best. Now we’re getting to celebrate it officially.”