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.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Richland-West End Home Tour this weekend (May 5-6)

The annual Richland-West End home tour will be held this weekend, May 5 and 6, from 12 to 5 p.m. This year's tour features nine houses, eight gardens and two artist's studios.

A special treat this year is a "kit house" purchased from Sears Roebuck in the early 1900's. The tour will also feature an artisan's shop and a bake sale at the Concordia Lutheran Church. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at any participating house or garden. Tour guests can walk from home to home through the neighborhood or ride the trolley from house to house.

Directions (map): From Murphy Road and 37th Avenue, follow Murphy to Bowling Avenue. Turn right on Bowling and go three blocks to Richland Avenue. Turn left on Richland and go a half block to 3509 or 3510 Richland (both are houses on the tour) where you can purchase tickets.


  1. Anonymous10:52 AM

    A bit off-topic - Sylvan Park too has a home tour and other events to attract people to our neighborhood. There are three main entrance to our neighborhood; Sloan, 46th and Murphy Road.

    My comment comes from how these people are greeted when entering our fine neighborhood. 46th has a nice mosaic sign. Sloan has the rock "book ends" by the lodge. Murphy Road has the less-than-beautiful, ever visible railroad bridge.

    Can the SPNA talk with Summers, CSX, anyone who could get this eyesore prettied-up? It would be a great opportunity to welcome neighbors back home and visitors to our neighborhood.


  2. Thanks for commenting, Joseph. I live close to the railroad bridge, and I agree that it is a major eyesore. There has been some discussion of reaching out to CSX about cleanup in the past, but nothing recent.

    I'd love to see this change, too, though it will be an uphill battle. I'll add it to our May membership meeting agenda. Please join us (May 14th at 7 p.m.) and lend your thoughts and ideas to the conversation.