WE DID IT! With your support, we saved the Batey Farm! THANK YOU!

Welcome, Friends of Indian Lake Peninsula Hendersonville, TN

Please donate !!

 Thanks for your help in raising funds to buy the Batey Hill!  We are now collecting donations to begin the work of making minimal improvements to what will become a passive park. Thanks again for your help! 

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Who We Are

Batey Farm greenspace lower 35 | Hendersonville, TN | photo by Susan Olivas

Who are the Friends of Indian Lake Peninsula?

 

 

Welcome! We are a private, non-profit corporation founded in February of 2018 by concerned citizens of Hendersonville, Tennessee, who wish to preserve the natural beauty of our city. Our mission is to conserve land throughout the city and create greenspace and park land for the benefit of all our residents.


Our first effort was to preserve what is known as “Batey Farm”, two tracts of 73 acres (the “Farm” and the “Hill”) that were up for sale on the Indian Lake Peninsula at Indian Lake Road and East Drive, with the hope of maintaining it as a passive, open-space park, and preserving a natural environment with public access forever.


On March 13, 2018, the City of Hendersonville Mayor and Board of Aldermen passed a resolution to purchase the lower 35-acre farm for $3 million. We, the FOFILP non-profit corporation, then went on to purchase the upper 38-acre hill with $1 million in donated funds.


Now we are working to raise funds and apply for grants to make minimal improvements to the hill. We hope to have a dedication of the hill in mid-Fall. 


Thank you for leaving a legacy for your generation and those to come,


The board of Friends of Indian Lake Peninsula

Donations

Batey Farm Wooded Upper 38 | Hendersonville, TN | photo by Susan Olivas

Three Ways to Donate!

1) The quickest and easiest way is to donate securely online via PayPal by clicking the DONATE NOW button at the top of our page. 


2) You may mail a check to our office at:


Friends of Indian Lake Peninsula

102 Hazel Path, Suite 6

Hendersonville, TN 37075-3889


  • Please make your checks payable to “Friends of Indian Lake Peninsula” and write “For Batey Farm” on the memo line.
  • Please be sure your check has your name, address and phone number on it. 


3) You may deliver CASH and check donations in person at:

Capstar Bank 

101 Springhouse Ct 

Hendersonville, TN 37075 


  • Please make sure the teller knows it's for FOFILP and remember to get a deposit receipt.


Our 501(c)(3) Status

As of 3/14/18, we were officially registered as a non-profit corporation in the State of TN as “Friends of Indian Lake Peninsula”. 


A well-respected, local CPA has filed the paperwork with the IRS to grant us federal tax-exempt status: 501(c)(3). It typically takes months for the IRS to approve an application, and therefore, for your donation to be considered tax-deductible. A letter from the IRS in April 2018 confirmed receipt of our application and acknowledged they are reviewing it. The IRS has not guaranteed any date for approval but seemed to indicate that we might hear from them in September.


While we are confident we will achieve that status, you should know that there is a small risk it could be denied.  However, with the tax law changes, this will likely only matter to those who itemize deductions above $24,000 this year for couples ($12,000 for individuals). If this is important to you, please email us at fofilpen@gmail.com and we will work with you as best we can.


You are welcome to call the Chairman of our Board of Directors, Ken Verble if you have any questions (615-419-7969)


Thank you!

73 acres of Batey Farm

What's Next - Phase 2

What's next? We need volunteers!

So we met our inital goal and bought the farm. What happens now? Now we enter into phase 2 of this project, which includes raising funds and applying for grants to make minimal improvements to the hill.  Since our close on July 1, 2018, our board has been feverishly working to kick off phase 2 of our project, which includes:


  • Establishing priorities  


  • Recruiting volunteers 


  • Obtaining funding 


  • Dedicating the park and getting to work


We will update this section as soon as information is available. 

Volunteer!

Do you have the gifts of time and talent to donate? We're looking for you!  We have volunteer opportunities in all areas. Please click the button below to explore our opportunities and sign up to make a mark on our community! 

News and Announcements

Information

Volunteer

Do you have the gifts of time and talent to donate? We're looking for you!  We have volunteer opportunities in all areas. Please click the button below to explore our opportunities and sign up to make a mark on our community!  

Please donate to show your support

Donate securely online by clicking the "Donate Now" button at the top of the page. 

or

Make your checks payable to “Friends of Indian Lake Peninsula” 

Mail to our headquarters:


Friends of Indian Lake Peninsula

102 Hazel Path, Suite 6,

Hendersonville, TN 37075-3889.

Share the big news

This is a huge opportunity to secure greenspace for future generations, and we need as much support and help as possible. 

Please help get the word out. Tell your friends, knock on doors, follow us on Facebook.

The Property

  Thirty-five acres is the Batey Farm, located at the corner of Indian Lake Road and East Drive, and the other 38 acres is the wooded parcel sandwiched behind Stuart Drive, Trail East Drive, and Nathan Forest Drive.  

Video and Photos

Please see our gallery for photos and videos of our project. 

The future

We have one shot at this so please do your part and help us make this a reality.

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Contact Us

Friends of Indian Lake Peninsula

Email us at :  fofilpen@gmail.com


 Headquarters:

102 Hazel Path, Suite 6

Hendersonville, TN 37075-3889


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