The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park is a for-purpose 501(c)(3) not-for-profit profit organization. Although we are a separately chartered organization, The Conservancy was organized with the cooperation of the Metro Parks and Recreation Department.
The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park began in 1982 as the Athena Fund when nickels and dimes were collected by school children and adult visitors to pay for the creation of the statue Athena inside the Parthenon. Upon completion of this project in 1990, we became Parthenon Patrons. In 2005, The Conservancy Board of Directors voted to expand the mission and scope of our work to include Centennial Park, and since 2009 the organization has been called The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park. The Parthenon was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and Centennial Park has been listed since 2008.
We fund and present a variety of enriching programs in the Parthenon and Centennial Park that make a widespread imprint on the Nashville community and our visitors.
The Conservancy's mission is to preserve, enhance and share the Parthenon and Centennial Park so that all future generations may benefit from these enriching cultural and educational landmarks.
The Conservancy exists to support the Parthenon and Centennial Park. Our programs enhance visitors' interactions with these city treasures and ensure they enjoy memorable experiences.
Through the ongoing generosity of individual, corporate and foundation partners, we fund and present a variety of programs and services, including:
You can help us make an impact by becoming a member or pledging your support for The Conservancy.
The Conservancy was honored to be featured on NECAT's inaugural Our Nashville series. Check out these informative videos from our segment.