History

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 3000 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 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 every three years 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.
  • 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.

For information on becoming a member household in the Forest Park Civic Association, please click here — the Contact page.

Press Releases

may be found in News.

Official Documents

The Forest Park Civic Association was incorporated in April 1962 and continues as an Ohio non-profit corporation under Sections 1702.01 et seq. of the Ohio Revised Code. The FPCA has not applied for status as a tax exempt organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Dues or contributions are not currently tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.