Established in 2009


Begun as the Athena Fund in 1985, when nickels and dimes were collected by schoolchildren and adult visitors to pay for the creation of the statue Athena, The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park today is a moving community force in Nashville’s premier urban park. The scope of the organization now includes stewardship of the Parthenon, its programs, and the park surrounding it. In conjunction with Metro Parks and Recreation, The Conservancy seeks to strengthen, enhance, restore and preserve these outstanding Nashville landmarks.