Grove Park was well known for its neighborhood clubs as they were called named after the streets who hosted them, like Fortified Hills and South Evelyn community club to name a few. They hosted and served as a resource and gathering place for the neighbors, hosting meetings and block parties in the unique median park throughout the neighborhood.
The Grove Park Neighborhood Association was re-established in 2015 to represent our community residents in bringing a unified voice to the issues affecting our community. We do this by creating forums in which we engage with businesses, community leaders, and elected officials.
So far this year:
- Official hosts of Creekside Festival at Grove Park (May 19, 2018)
- Awarded Community Foundation Grant to help assist in various Grove Park initiatives and neighborhood programs
- Creating official Grove Park Neighborhood Block map for a more streamlined resident communication and engagement process
- Planning of Grove Park Mural Project, which will bring new artistic life to blighted building within the community
- Early Planning stages of first ever Grove Park 5K Family Fun Run & Walk
- Working closely with various governmental offices and agencies, along with private entities in order to create a healthier and sustainable Grove Park, as well as staying true to the history of our community and residents.
GPNA's Goal is redefine the future of our neighborhood by:
- Partnering with APD to improve Public Safety and restore police confidence
- Preserving natural resources of Grove Park and the surrounding Proctor Creek communities and being champions for environmental justice issues
- Restoring Grove Park' s deeply rooted the rich artistic history and collecting documents oral history of our legacy residents
- Improving the outlook for our neighborhood schools ensuring the Douglas Cluster and APS engages with stakeholders to bring our students a world-class education from primary to high school and beyond.