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National Night Out in Forest Park

Aug. 6 – National Night Out, Featuring Tortilla Mexican Street Food Truck and Kona Ice
North YMCA lot, 5-9 pm

Join us as we celebrate National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. It enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. The FPCA encourages residents to host a cookout or informal gathering with your neighbors to build community.

Aug. 13 – Northland Community Council Annual Picnic
(No FPCA Monthly Meeting in August)
Blendon Woods Park, Dogwood Area
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
NCC has the pavilion for the entire day, so feel free to come out early and enjoy all that the park has to offer. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. NCC will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and brats, please bring a dish to share. At 7 p.m., NCC will have a brief meeting. We encourage anyone from the Forest Park community to join us for a day of fun and camaraderie.

Aug. 16 – Carr’s Motown Coney Island Food Truck, @ North YMCA lot, 4 – 8 pm

Sep. 10 – FPCA Block Watch Meeting, 6 p.m.

Sep. 10 – FPCA Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 – Fall Community Garage Sale

Sept. 19 – Bushel and a Bean Coffee Truck, @ North YMCA lot, 8 – 10 am

Sept. 16 – Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Food Truck, @ North YMCA lot, 5 – 7:30 pm

Sept. 17 – Frida’s  Food Truck, @ North YMCA lot, 4 – 7 pm

Oct. 7 – Explorer’s Club Food Truck, @ North YMCA lot, 5 – 7:30 pm

Oct. 28 – Annual Trunk or Treat, @ North YMCA lot, 6 – 8 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2024
Join us for our FPCA meeting

Be a part of the park

6 p.m. – Block Watch Meeting
6:30 p.m. – Code Enforcement Meeting
7 p.m. – FPCA Meeting

Guest Speaker: TBA

Meeting Location: Epworth United Methodist Church, 5100 Karl Rd., Columbus, OH 43229
(At the intersection of Karl Road and Penworth Drive)
Everyone in Forest Park is invited!

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Civic association for residents of the Forest Park neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio.

It smells SO good, you guys!!!😋🧀Out here til 8pm! Stromboli, pastas and cheesey goodness!Come try a cannoli for dessert! 😋 Three flavors! Come out and enjoy! ☀️Everyone welcome!!North YMCA FPCA Social Committee Coordinator, Andrea Philipsen ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for our FPCA meeting on Tuesday, July 9! Everyone in Forest Park is invited! Guest Speaker: A representative from the Woodward Park Recreation Center will share the exciting events and programs that are available to Forest Park residents throughout the summer.6 p.m. - Block Watch Meeting (Get the latest security and police reports and discuss your concerns with our security representative and police liaison)6:30 p.m. - Code Enforcement Meeting (Got a question or concern about neighborhood parking, neighbor or other code issues?)7 p.m. - FPCA Meeting (Learn what's happening in Forest Park)Meeting Location: Epworth United Methodist Church, 5100 Karl Rd., Columbus, OH 43229 (At the intersection of Karl Road and Penworth Drive) ... See MoreSee Less
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Announcing the winner of June’s FPCA Membership Prize Drawing!!🥁🥁🥁🥁Cheryl Fenneken!!Cheryl - you won a $50 Target gift card! Please reach out to me to claim your prize! 🌟Congratulations! 🎯Stay tuned for the July prize announcement and get your FPCA Household Data Sheet and $30 annual fee submitted to have a chance to WIN!!‼️ ... See MoreSee Less
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2024 Membership Drive

Our Membership Drive kicked off in April.Membership information was delivered in your mailbox along with the April Forester Newsletter.

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Upcoming Events



The FPCA Needs your help! Can you volunteer?

We are looking for folks to help us in the following positions:
• Membership Committee
• Business Representative
• Website Admin Help
• Area Representatives

If you already do volunteer… THANK YOU! You are one of the wonderful people who help us make Forest Park a great place to live. As you may know, we are a non-profit volunteer-run organization that serves 2,800 households. But only a small fraction of residents volunteer with the FPCA. And we need some more help!


Read what you get from your $30 FPCA membership

What does your $30 membership do?

The hidden benefits of your FPCA membership.

Some benefits are easy to see. Some are not, but are just as important. Across Columbus, you can see the difference between neighborhoods that have an active civic association and those that do not. See the hidden benefits you get when you support your civic association.

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2023 Northland Fourth of July parade

The parade returned after a two-year pandemic break with more than 40 entries and spectators lined along Karl Rd. The Forest Park Civic Association participated with a parade float, free candy and also sponsored the children’s Bikes & Trikes entry. The float entry, designed and built by Mary Sguerra and her family, won an award from parade organizers as “Best In Theme”.

View photos from the Northland July 4th Parade by Dave Paul.

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What does the Forest Park Civic Association do?

Since its charter in 1962, the Forest Park Civic Association, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, has performed a vital function in the community. It sponsors and coordinates a fine array of activities for all its residents. The FPCA represents the community to city government agencies, developers, builders, and local merchants. It offers distinguished speakers and informative programs at its general meetings, held four times a year.

The FPCA represents nearly 3,000 households and businesses located within Forest Park. As your Civic Association, we:

  • Publish and deliver The Forester, our monthly community newsletter, to more than 3000 homes in and around Forest Park.
  • Maintain and update the Forest Park Civic Association web site at www.fpcivic.org with news and information about our community.
  • Welcome new residents and provide them with information on our community and local businesses, schools and churches.
  • Update and publish the Forest Park Directory periodically and deliver copies to all paid FPCA member households.
  • Plan and organize community activities and events for both kids and adults, including:
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Party, Block Party at the YMCA, Gabby’s Night
  • July 4th “Bikes & Trikes” Parade with awards for all!
  • Forest Park Community Garage Sale in the Spring and Fall
  • Front Yard Beautification Contest (with awards for both East and West)
  • Contract and manage Supplemental Security Patrols by private security officers to help prevent and detect crime throughout our community.
  • Coordinate and provide resources to Neighborhood Block Watch programs in Forest Park East and West, with support by and the participation of the Columbus Division of Police.
  • Sponsor presentations by guest speakers from city government, associations, local schools and other organizations at our general meetings, held four times a year.
  • Maintain entrance islands at Sandalwood Place and Karl Road, including flower planting and sign maintenance.
  • Help residents contact and work with city agencies on community and neighborhood issues, such as code enforcement, street repair, snow removal and street lighting.
  • Help neighbors in need with resources or assistance through initiatives of our members, supported by contributions and grants.
  • Are one of 25 area Civic Associations that make up the Northland Community Council (NCC), which collectively represent over 100,000 Northland residents. (The FPCA was one of the founding members of the NCC in 1964.)
  • Provide a representative on the NCC Development Committee, which meets with developers and businesses monthly to help control undesirable zoning and development in Forest Park and surrounding areas.
  • Support local business organizations, such as the Northland Area Business Association (NABA), the NABA 161 Task Force and the Northland Alliance.
  • Organize and participate in Route 161 beautification activities & tree planting.

To contact your Area Representative or other leaders, please visit the Contact FPCA Page.
For help finding your Area of Forest Park, see the Forest Park East and West Maps.

Please explore the Calendar, and drop down menus above, for more News and Information!

Sandalwood greeting sign E of Karl

This is the home on the Web for residents of the Forest Park community in northeast Columbus (Franklin County), Ohio. Using this site, you can learn more about our community, read about the activities of the Forest Park Civic Association (FPCA), view maps of Forest Park, and obtain many other kinds of useful information.

Wrong “Forest Park”? Try:
Forest Park, IL   Hamilton Co., OH   Forest Park, GA   St. Louis, MO
That’s funny, your current president, Scott, has resided in both of the first two listed above! (2021)