Parkridge Community Organization (PCO) is a non-profit group committed to the well-being of the Parkridge neighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee. PCO formed in 1982 and has worked on historic zoning issues, an annual neighborhood home tour, crime issues, and neighborhood social gatherings. PCO owns a community house which it makes available for public meetings. PCO is also the fiscal sponsor for a community garden within the neighborhood.
Parkridge is an urban neighborhood built mostly in the 1920’s. The houses are close together; with sidewalks connecting it’s residences to major roadways and businesses. The neighborhood is less than 2 miles from downtown Knoxville (figure 1 below). Parkridge is a racially diverse neighborhood with 65% black and 35% white. There are 1,800 residences with 3,500 people living within the Parkridge. There are 9 churches and 6 non-profit organizations based within the neighborhood. Parkridge has gained noteriety for having the largest concentration of George Barber homes in the nation.
PCO holds monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on first Tuesdays of every month. Check upcoming events for the location of the next meeting.
If you live in the neighborhood, please sign up for our listserv where neighbors can post news, events, and concerns.
You can also keep in contact via our FACEBOOK page.
Figure 1. Parkridge neighborhood’s location within Knoxville, TN.