Centennial Park Month
- WE NEED YOU...NOW MORE THAN EVER
- We celebrate our beloved Parthenon and Centennial Park each May as we commemorate several historic milestones. The Tennessee Centennial Exposition began in May 1897. Centennial Park opened to the public in May 1903. The reconstructed Parthenon opened in May 1931, and the statue of Athena was unveiled in May 1990.
- In May 2020, we’re navigating through an unprecedented situation together. Although the Parthenon is temporarily closed, and programs like Musicians Corner and Kidsville are on hold, Centennial Park remains our city’s central park — an urban oasis and important green space to walk, bike, clear our minds, and take a break from being inside.
As you know, COVID 19 has greatly affected Centennial Park Conservancy’s community events, a key fundraising source. As a result, we need your help this May, this Centennial Park Month, as we raise critical funds to continue sustaining, preserving, and sharing the Parthenon and Centennial Park. Centennial Park Conservancy's programs provide free access to art, education, and music that engage more than 400,000 people annually. Revitalization efforts are currently underway to restore the Great Lawn and core 19-acres of the park and expect to be completed this year.
TOGETHER WE CAN CONTINUE CREATING A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY
- DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT BY GIVING TODAY
- We hope you will join us in supporting the Parthenon and Centennial Park during our May is Centennial Park Month campaign. Your continued financial support is more important than ever. Thanks to our generous partners at Pinnacle and Sandra Schatten Foundation, we’re matching the first $10,000 of donations. Donate online or mail a check to Centennial Park Conservancy, P.O. Box 196340, Nashville, TN 37219.