One year ago today, I discovered this place. (See the blog post I wrote ) I rushed down yesterday afternoon to capture the sunset, especially before all of the leaves grow in. One thing from Katie Hill and this special part of Nashville is that the sunsets and the views change dramatically simply by the folliage and wonderful seasons we enjoy here in Middle Tennessee.
2 weeks ago, Julia Landstreet, Director of the Civic Design Center sent me an email. The email contained a link to a Bidgestone Re-Fuel The Cause Contest. Julia just thought of me and my community when she read the description of the contest and was nice enough to forward on to me and suggested I enter.
The Details of the contest :
Green spaces are good for the earth and good for people, offering a wealth
of benefits such as stress reduction, peace, a place for recreational activity
and enjoyment. Bridgestone Americas understands the health and
environmental benefits of green spaces, such as community gardens, walking
trails, playgrounds, etc. To help consumers embrace sustainability and become
Everyday Performers of green acts, Bridgestone is hosting the Fuel the Cause
Contest, which will create a green space in one U.S. community
compliments of a $25,000 gift from Bridgestone.
so I rushed home and started typing. I only had 500 words to say what I needed to about Lock One Park. I described the historical significance of the area and how I found it to be extremely sad that no one pays attention to it. I also explained as Katie Hill and our community grows, we really need some sort of green space for children to play and give familes an opportunity to enjoy green space. So 5 days later, I get an email stating that I make the TOP 12 in the country and in the running to win the $25,000 prize for Lock 1 Park! I about fell in the floor. What an honor and what an opportunity to transform this park, build recognition by partnering with such great company - Bridgestone, and preserve a Nashville forgotten historical landmark.
With that being said, pending a few documents being signed by Metro Parks (they have worked their butts off trying to get this paperwork in order... I cannot say THANK YOU enough to the people over at Parks & Rec) we will be in the running to win the e $25,000 for L1P! This is a public vote that will run from April 30th- Apri 31st. I will need EACH AND EVERYONE of you to help me with this. I need everyone and their momma, cousins, sisters, whoever, to go and vote for us online! I will send a link out as soon as it becomes avaialble from Bridgestone. Again, I am SO THANKFUL AND BLESSED that Bridgestone is doing this contest to give back to the community and I am even more thankful their contest people picked me and see the same vision I have for my community.
My heart is full of joy. I discovered this park 1 year ago today, and look how far we have come.