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.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Celebrate Independence Day with SPNA

Join the Sylvan Park Neighborhood Assocation for its annual Independence Day celebration on Friday, July 4, at 9 a.m. at the Richland Park Picnic Shelter. The traditional 4th of July Children's Parade will depart from the picnic shelter shortly thereafter and will proceed around Richland Park.

Decorate bikes, trikes, wagons, strollers and/or children, grandchildren or yourselves for the parade, and bring a musical instrument or other noisemaker to help serenade your neighbors with patriotic music. Popsicles will be the grand finale for the celebration.
Volunteers are welcome at 8 a.m. to help decorate. Email spna@sylvanpark.org with questions or for more information. Many thanks to Jackie Johnson Tidwell for chairing this event.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Summer SPNA newsletter now available

The latest issue of the SPNA newsletter is now available. Printed copies are in the process of being delivered to neighborhood homes.

Monday, May 05, 2014

SPNA yard sale Saturday (May 10)

The annual SPNA yard sale will take place this Saturday (May 10) at 8 a.m. To sign up, send an email to margaretholleman@yahoo.com. For the bargain price of $15 for members and $30 for non-members (the latter of which includes SPNA membership), SPNA will provide:


  • Bright balloons on mailbox to identify your sale.
  • Maps with specific addresses of special items as provided by participants.
  • A large ad in The Tennessean on Fri and Sat publicizing the sale and indicating where customers may obtain maps.

Post-sale (if you choose to donate items):

  • SPNA will arrange for a charity to pick up leftover items (SPNA cannot be responsible for items not picked up)
  • Place all salable items (no trash) at the street in an orderly fashion
  • SPNA will have donation receipts for households that would like one.

Thanks for your support of YOUR neighborhood association!!