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Annual Meeting: Discover Frick Park!

Join us for our annual community meeting – the topic this year is Frick Park. Do you need clarity on the leash laws for dogs in the park? Interested in what the brand new Environmental Center has to offer? Want to meet neighbors who are organizing fun activities in the park? Learn a little about the history of this unique – and giant – urban park. At over 600 acres, there is plenty for everyone to do.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at the Waverly Church Social Hall (on the “high” corner of the intersection of Forbes and Braddock). Doors open at 6:45. Meeting will start at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served.

In addition to Frick Park, we will also be casting votes for the Greater Park Place Neighborhood Association Board. We are always looking for people interested in serving on the board, so if you have a particular issue that is near and dear to your heart and you think it would benefit Park Place….why not join the board? Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday. In order to qualify as candidate, you must live or own a business within the Park Place borders. Contact info@parkplaceblog.com with questions.

National Night Out coming August 2

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 6.23.22 AMJoin Park Place neighbors in a variety of backyard cookouts, ice cream socials and porch parties on Tuesday August 2 to celebrate National Night Out. Anyone can host an event! Let us know if you are doing something and we’ll add it to this list. Or you can cruise the neighborhood and attend one or more of these gatherings to meet new neighbors and reconnect with old friends. National Night Out was started to promote community and strengthen relationships between neighbors and public safety departments. Police, fire, EMS and representatives from city council and the mayor’s office will be circulating around the city throughout the night. In Park Place, we consider this a great opportunity to update your contact list for the people who are your direct neighbors. A good rule of thumb is to look out your windows, or front or back door. Do you know the names of the people who live in the homes you can see? If not, you can use this as a reason to knock on their door, introduce yourself and invite them to come down the street for some ice cream! We also have a very active Facebook group, which you can join here. This is another good way to stay on top of the hyper-local news about power outages, water or sewage issues, items for sale or free, or noises that go bump in the night.

Edgerton Ave. and friends invited 6-9pm
Come to the front yard of 7724 Edgerton
Meet and Greet, music and eat
Come and meet your neighbors
Bring finger food, dessert or anything else you want.
Organizers are Dixie, Irene, Hyla, Sue, Joni, Joe, John

Ice Cream Social in the 100 block of South Braddock Avenue
Hosted by the Freys and the Greens
This year featuring HOMEMADE Ice Cream! Yes, that’s right, Laurel got her ice cream maker out and the results are amazing. Come enjoy a cool treat with your neighbors from 6:30-8:30. Bring a sundae topping to share, if you would like.

Abbott Street Neighborhood Watch
From 6-8pm
7720 Abbott Street Pittsburgh, PA
Hot dogs, drinks and children’s activities

Porch Party from 6-8:30
Hosted by Susan Speicher
453 S. Braddock Ave

Prescription Drug Take Back

The police will be collecting old/unused prescription drugs on Saturday April 30 from 10am to 2pm. You can take these right to the Zone 4 police stationGotDrugsZ4

Teddy Bear Drive

The City of Pittsburgh is collecting stuffed animals to console kids during emergencies. Bears will be buckled in the back of emergency responder vehicles. Donations should be new stuffed animals less than 12″.

Drop off sites:

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Spring Redd Up on April 16

A message from event organizer, Katy Frey….

We’ll be joining neighbors from across the city in a spring clean up effort on Saturday April 16, 2016. Pick up litter and beautify your block! GPPNA will provide supplies such as garbage bags, gloves and safety vests available.

What is “Redding Up”? It’s a local way of saying tidy or clean up.

What should I do? Start by removing the litter. Once that’s picked up, you can rake up any leaves or other debris, especially around curbs and storm drains. Trim branches that are blocking street signs. Call 311 to report places that need paint (such as crosswalks) or road signs that need to be replaced. And of course, you can plant some flowers, lay mulch or do whatever else you want to do to make your own property look nicer!

Need supplies? I have bags, gloves, safety vests, a few shovels and dust pans, and maps of neighborhood “hot spots”. Stop by 121 South Braddock on Friday April 15 from 4-8pm, or Saturday morning from 9-12 to pick up supplies. If you don’t have a good spot to store trash until pick up day, you can also bring collected trash back to my place and I’ll put it out for pick up.

Celebrate Your Hard Work and Meet Neighbors At noon on Saturday, we’re gathering at Joni Rabinowitz’s place at (7721 Edgerton – between East End and Peebles) for pizza, desserts and refreshments. IMPORTANT: If you are going to stop by Joni’s, please RSVP to katyfrey@gmail.com or at the Facebook event page.

Can’t make it then? What if you can’t participate during those hours? No worries, just redd up when you can! If you’d like to toot your own horn, post a photo to this event page of what you did to beautify your area.

For fun, post photos of your handiwork to our Facebook page, or send them to katyfrey@gmail.com. Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket of gardening tools and other goodies!