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. Here are some helpful answers to commonly asked questions from newcomers.

What, exactly, is Sylvan Park?
The boundaries of the growing Nashville neighborhood are Charlotte Ave. to the north, Richland Creek to the west, railroad tracks to the south and east. Here is a Google map of the Sylvan Park neighborhood (zoom in for more detail).




Why do Sylvan Park residents love living here?
Here are just a few reasons.

  • Sylvan Park's many restaurants and businesses, within walking distance.

  • The newly-built McCabe Park Community Center, which offers patrons of all ages a modern and friendly place to exercise or spend leisure time, in a beautiful park setting; it also offers a variety of fitness classes and a full-service fitness center.

  • Richland Park Branch Library offers many programs for all ages, right in the neighborhood.

  • Sylvan Park Paideia Design Center is a well-regarded public elementary school with an active PTO.

  • Many Nashville Community Education classes take place at the Cohn School.

  • The popular Richland Park Farmer’s Market is on Saturday mornings in Richland Park.

  • Speaking of parks, the neighborhood has two of them - Richland Park and McCabe Park.

  • The Richland Creek Greenway is a 3.8 mile paved, looped path in our neighborhood, connecting McCabe Park and the Sylvan Park neighborhood with shopping centers along White Bridge Pike and Harding Road, and Nashville State Community College.

  • The McCabe Golf Course is a 27-hole golf course and practice facility that has been voted best place to play by Nashville Scene Magazine.

  • There are many opportunities to meet and socialize with your neighbors (see some links below for many active community organizations).

What should I do when I move here?

  • Join Nextdoor! :) Our neighborhood has an extremely active online community on Nextdoor, a private social network where neighbors can buy/sell goods, get business recommendations and experiences, share news and emergency alerts, and so much more. There are also lots of Facebook pages for neighborhood groups, including (but not limited to): SPNA, Sylvan Park Moms' Club, Sylvan Park PTO, Councilwoman Kathleen Murphy, the SPURS Running Club, Richland Creek Watershed Alliance, Friends of Richland Park Branch Library, tons of local restaurants and businesses, and so many more.

  • Join the Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA). Since 1984, SPNA has been the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment. We sponsor a variety of social events throughout the year including a family movie night, annual golf tournament, a 4th of July parade, Night Out Against Crime, and a holiday party with caroling. There is also an informative quarterly neighborhood SPNA newsletter.

  • Sign up for Kathleen Murphy's email newsletter. Our councilwoman's updates contain helpful information and important links and events for Nashville's District 24, where our neighborhood is located. Her email is kathleen.murphy@nashville.gov if you need to reach her directly.

  • Explore the neighborhood! With all the nearby restaurants and places to go for recreation, the hard thing will be deciding what to do first, and which are your favorites!


What is the history of Sylvan Park?
Sylvan Park was established in 1887 and our neighborhood continues to evolve. Sylvan Park has a fascinating history, chronicled in “Nashville’s Sylvan Park,” by Yvonne Eaves and Doug Eckert (available through the Nashville Public Library system).

Who should I contact if...

  • I see something suspicious or concerning, but not necessarily criminal? Call the police nonemergency number at 615-862-8600.

  • I notice a problem with a city service or codes issue? You can submit a public works request here, or file a codes complaint here. Councilwoman Kathleen Murphy is a great resource for this, but you can also find a lot of information on the Nashville Metro web site 24 hours a day.

  • I have some other really, really random question? Nextdoor is about to be your best friend.



Monday, February 26, 2007

Black Lab found, needs owner or new home

Neighbor Rick Zimmerman reported the following information about a dog found over the weekend on behalf of Denice Heatherly:
Last night as my daughter was leaving work she found a dog ... It was around midnight and the dog seemed scared and desparate. Heather asked her if she wanted to get in the car and she jumped right in. She is a black lab mix - she may have a little [Weimeraner] in there - she is on the small side for those breeds. She is intelligent, well behaved, housebroken ( not kidding - she woke Heather up to let her out this morning ) calm, a bit timid around our dogs but we haven't really had time to intoduce them all properly yet. Her coat is shiny and in good condition, her nails are trimed, we don't see any signs of fleas either...

We can't keep her very long - we just moved and we are renting - we are so fortunate to have a landlord that is fine about three dogs that we cannot push it by having four... Also - if the owner for this lovely girl isn't found very soon there will be vet bills and that is not something I can't take on right now either.

This is what we need:

1. Circulate this [news] and hopefully find the owner

2. Temporary housing for her

3. If no one claims her a rescue to take her on

We will be glad to donate as much as we can toward her care. I am treating her for fleas today ( even though I don't see any on her ). This is a great dog, she doesn't act as if she has been abused - I would love to be able to keep her. I will not take her to the pound - black dogs have the lowest adoption rate and I just don't believe in rescuing a dog and taking them to a place where their time is limited. It will be Monday before I can check with Animal Contol to see if anyone is looking for her - I have to finish moving stuff out of my apartment today and give it a final clean - my lease is up today.

We really need help with this so feel free to contact me ( Denice ) @ 615-496-1417 or Heather @917-653-9658.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:16 PM

    You should take her to any vet and they can scan her to see if she has a microchip. I am pretty sure Murphy Road Animal Hospital does this free of charge - it sounds like she has a caring home if her nails were clipped and she is trained so well. I wouldn't be surprised if her owner put a microchip with contact info in her.

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