About SPNA

The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning and development, traffic calming, safety, and neighborhood beautification.

SPNA meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Cohn School (Senior Renaissance Center). Email spna@sylvanpark.org for details.

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.

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Sylvan Park neighbors,

As we wrap-up 2021 and begin a new year, we wanted to encourage you to become a member of the Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association for 2022! Your annual membership fee allows us to support and serve the needs of Sylvan Park residents.  As a member, you're able to stay connected to what's happening in your neighborhood and share opinions about the issues that matter most to you.

Below is a recap of 2021 SPNA activity and how member dues were invested back into the neighborhood this past year:
  • Held monthly meetings (a combination of in-person and Zoom), providing an opportunity to meet Sylvan Park neighbors and gather input and opinions.  Addressed topics such as zoning and development, traffic calming, safety, neighborhood beautification and events.

  • Welcomed guest speakers at our monthly meetings, including:  Representative John Ray Clemmons, Councilwoman Kathleen Murphy,  Ms. Faye DiMassimo (Senior Advisor for Transportation and Infrastructure, Mayor’s Office), Mr. Stephen Bland (CEO, WeGo Public Transit), Ms. Shanna Whitelaw (Interim Director of Public Works),  Sergeant John Bourque (MNPD West Precinct Community Coordinator), Ms.  Meg Morgan (Campaign Manager, Root Nashville),  Ms. Susan Henderson (Sylvan Summit Neighborhood).

  • Provided ongoing updates related to zoning and development in our area and served as a voice for our members.  SPNA membership voted to support several zoning-related actions being led by neighbors. 

  • Submitted applications (and actively provided follow-up) related to traffic calming in Sylvan Park.  "Sylvan Park East" application was selected by Metro for traffic calming measures in late 2021, and a collaborative input-gathering process with the neighborhood will begin in early 2022.

  • Welcomed 159 new Sylvan Park neighbors in 2021 with SPNA gift bags.  Our welcome bags include information about the neighborhood, gathered from community organizations and Metro, and gift cards from a number of local businesses.

  • Worked with members to raise donations totaling over $3,000 that is being used to support and thank community organizations within Sylvan Park.

  • Encouraged open communication with the MNPD West Precinct Community Coordinator and other MNPD leadership by facilitating introductions and sharing news regarding MNPD community meetings, Night Out Against Crime, and West Precinct crime updates.

  • Sponsored Sylvan Park family-friendly July 4th activities and a Sylvan Park Neighborhood Yard Sale.

  • Communicated to members through email, two issues of the SPNA Journal newsletter, our SPNA Facebook group, the Nextdoor Sylvan Park group, and our sylvanpark.org website. Began development of a new SPNA website (in process).

The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association membership fee for 2022 is $25 per person (or $50 for a household of 2+).  This is an increase over our 2021 membership fee, but our fee had not changed since 2004.

Signing up for membership is simple:
  • Click on the gold "Pay Now" button on our website, or
  • Send your name, address, email address, phone #, and a check for $25 per adult (made out to SPNA) to:  SPNA, P.O. Box 92324, Nashville, TN 37209
The larger our SPNA membership, the more we're able to do as a neighborhood association to support our community - so spread the word!  Ask your neighbors and Sylvan Park friends to join the SPNA today and help to make Sylvan Park an even better place for us all to live.

Thanks so much for your support!

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