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.

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.”

Monday, March 14, 2016

Spring SPNA newsletter now available online


The latest issue of the SPNA newsletter is now available online
. Printed copies are in the process of being delivered to neighborhood homes. See inside for details about the Richland Creek Run, the inaugural Richland Park Market Festival, and other neighborhood happenings.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

SPNA elects officers and steering committee for 2016

On Monday, January 11, SPNA conducted its annual officer and steering committee election. The following members were elected as officers for 2016:

  • Tracy Kane, president
  • F. Clark Williams, vice president
  • LeAnn Stephenson, recording secretary
  • Steve Swartz, membership secretary
  • Stephanie Swartz, treasurer

The following members were elected to the steering committee:

  • Martha Berry
  • Steve Dukes
  • Catherine Hayden
  • Mike Irwin
  • Bart Pickett
  • Cheryl Pickney
  • Bernard Pickney
  • Rob Robinson
  • Chris Schlueter
  • Pat Williams

Thanks to all of these members for their contributions to SPNA and their willingness to serve.