Public asked to share memories of Centennial Park

Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 3:26am

The Centennial Park and Parthenon Conservancy is requesting the public to send in memories and photographs of the park as part of an archive being compiled to document its history.

Dean formed a conservancy advisory board last year charged with preserving Centennial and refurbishing the historic statues and monuments located in the park. Archiving the park’s future is also part of the mayor’s vision as well.

The conservancy, along with Mayor Karl Dean, is hosting an event called Gonna Take a Centennial Journey. Nashville leaders will share memories of the park in conjunction with asking members of the public to share theirs as well.

The event, which is open to the public, will take place at 5:30 p.m. on May 21 at the John Seigenthaler Center.

Those who would like to share the memories — including photos, concert programs and mementoes — can do so by visiting or by contacting Sylvia Rapoport at 862-8431, or e-mailing