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.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Belcourt hosts "Trailer Park" Sept. 4

From steering committee member Laura Ellis about a fun event scheduled at the Belcourt Theatre Thursday night:
Are you one of those people who gets to the theater late enough to skip the commercials but early enough to see all the trailers? Yeah, so are we. That's why we decided to open up the theater on Thursday, September 4th, for a one-time only tour of some of the best and most bizarre movie trailers we've seen. At TRAILER PARK, we're kickin' back in the ol' Belcourt double-wide with some tornado-bait refreshments and a screenful of the stuff that makes you want to go to the movies in the first place. Come unhitch your hitch and jaw for a spell with other friends of the theater. Food will be provided by our friends at HARD ROCK CAFE NASHVILLE. Come enjoy!

Are you also one of those people who loves living in a city cool enough to have one last neighborhood theater that specializes in great independent movies? Yeah, so are we. Are you also one of those people who likes going out to see live music and proud of the fact that you've got venues that used to house the Grand Ol' Opry? Yeah, so are we. Actually, those are some of the reasons we're all members of the Belcourt Theatre. If you're one of those people, we need you to be one of us. All Belcourt members get discounts on regular movie tickets and concessions, and they also get to help us share our historic space and our incredible programming with people for generations to come.

Trailer Park at the Belcourt: a Membership Event
Thursday, Sept. 4th, 2008, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

If you're a MEMBER who joined Jan. 1st - Sept. 4th, 2008, you get in FREE.
NON-MEMBERS get in for the price of any membership. (You can sign-up at the door.) Members who NEED TO RENEW Sept. 5th - Dec. 31st, 2008 get in for the price of any renewal. Please RSVP to Trailer@belcourt.org.

The Belcourt Theatre
2102 Belcourt Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 846-3150

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