Manager of Columbus 311 service reveals new features at FPCA meeting
One of the most important services that the Forest Park Civic Association provides is our close relationship with the City of Columbus and its officials.
As a result, we were happy to welcome representatives from the city’s 311 service at our November FPCA meeting. Carmen Duckens, 311 Service Manager, and Darian Price, a 311 Service Representative, provided a presentation the service’s new features.
What does your $25 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.
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”.
JOIN THE FPCA in 2022
Check your mail or join online
You should have received a 2022 Membership Packet in June. Your envelope includes a membership and household information form, volunteer opportunities, the June edition of the Forester Newsletter with a lot of neighborhood news, and a return envelope. You can also join and pay your $25 membership online.
Do you have questions about the FPCA or membership? Email volunteerFPCA@gmail.com.
Please visit our F.P.C.A. Business Members. Thank them and support them as they support us!
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.
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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.