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.

About Sylvan Park

Welcome to Sylvan Park! We hope you love this neighborhood as much as we do. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for newcomers to learn more.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Extreme Makeover: Riverfront Edition


Today's Tennessean features a story on possibilities for renovating Nashville's downtown riverfront. Some of the proposed changes would dramatically transform the area from heavy industrial plots to beautiful green park space and waterfront marinas.

The image above depicts the most ambitious idea: expanding the Cumberland river to make the area around LP Field an island. That sounds (and looks) crazy, but it would be an amazing addition to downtown and be a major attraction for residents and visitors. Even the more realistic idea of merely converting all of the industrial space to park space would completely change the area and provide the city with a wonderful recreation area in the heart of the city, a luxury few cities have. The discussions this week, hosted by the Nashville Civic Design Center, aren't likely to take shape anytime soon, but it's still exciting to know that this could happen on our riverfront someday.

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