EPNIA Monthly Meeting July 9 7pm

To Enos Park residents and friends

This Tuesday, July 9th, 7 p.m., Calvin Pitts and members of the Urban Leagues Young Male Program will provide us an update of the work being done on the Police Officers home in Enos Park.

We’ll have a slide presentation showing the “before and after” progress being made toward an early fall completion. We also want to celebrate the graduation of nine of the trainees who have participated in the South Town Construction Training program.

I want to thank all of you who joined us for the 1st Annual Rock the Block in Enos Park. We had approximately 250 people participate in the Grand Opening of Susie Q’s, the dedication of the Sculpture Garden, and the open houses of Old Neighborhood Neighbor.

Special thanks to Mayor Houston for extending an opening welcome to our guest.

The Art Association is hosting a Paint the Streets Party Saturday, July 20th on Jefferson Street between 4th and 7th Street. You can get a 6’x6′ square section of the street to paint for $30. A great way to help the SAA with its fundraising efforts to expand its facilities. Event goes from 2 to 10 p.m. Check out their website for more details http://www.springfieldart.org/

If you haven’t seen the Enos Park neighborhood garden you’re missing a real treat. Twenty-nine families are working on plots bearing a lot of produce. They are gather every Monday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, July 27th, 10 a.m. Glenda from the U of I Extension Office will be back for a second time to prepare some food direct from the garden. She’ll be providing do-able recipes and a bit of food to boot.

Look forward to seeing you Tuesday night. Remember we are meeting at the 3rd Presbyterian Church at Bergen and North 7th Street

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Partnering with the Springfield Police Department

To Enos Park Residents and Friends

We are celebrating 17 years of partnering with the Springfield Police Department. It started in 1996 with the formation of the Neighborhood Police Officer Program (NPO).

Since then we have worked together in a variety of programs. Today we hosted our third Landlord Support Group Seminar which included all of the city’s NPOs, in addition to a city housing inspector, representative from the County Clerk’s office and Michael Durr, an attorney specializing in landlord tenant relations.

We have also initiated an Enos Park Police Officer Resident Program and are renovating one of our LLC properties to provide to a police offer, rent free, in exchange for neighborhood service hours.

In April the Off Duty Police Patrols were able to identify and arrest two burglars during stops they had made in Enos Park while on off duty patrols. This represented the 9th & 10th arrest made by the officers as they concentrated on Enos Park.

Eliminating bad behavior is going hand in hand with eliminating blighted property.


In late July there will be a huge renovation project on McClernand Elementary School. Join us next Tuesday, May 14th, 7 p.m. to find out about the $250,000 project involving 1000 volunteers. Representatives from the West Side Christian Church, who are organizing the project, will be our guest at the May membership meeting. Find out what’s happening and how it will affect Enos Park. Read more…



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P.S. Attached is the May Banner featuring the goals and projects initiated by EPNIA during the first four months of the new year.