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Lincoln Park’s Adopt a Park Program.
Jaycee Park

The Lincoln Park Neighborhood Watch Program (NWP) is proud to support the city of Lincoln Park’s Adopt a Park Program.

We have chosen to adopt Jaycee Park, located at the corner of Harrison and Ferris. This is a small park, but has a playscape for younger children, a shelter, and a barbecue grill, as well as a basketball court.

As a part of the program, we will be responsible for visiting the park regularly to do minor clean up, such as picking up trash, pulling large weeds. Any major issues noted, such as graffiti, damaged equipment, should be reported to the program supervisor. In addition, we are required to hold at least one large public event at the park during the summer season.

We are reaching out to our members and asking you to help us support this effort to make our city a cleaner, safer place to live, work, and play.

Our first cleanup effort will be held on Saturday May 16th from 10:00 am until about 12:00 noon. We expect to be picking up trash, pulling weeds, and possibly painting the playscape, so wear work clothes, and bring your own gloves. Other supplies will be provided. Specific dates and times for subsequent organized group cleanups are undetermined at this time; we will notify you as soon as we have that information. In the meantime, please feel free to stop by Jaycee Park, or any of the parks in our city, whenever you have a chance.

For more information or to assist, please contact Mary Ellen Mitchell (Volunteer Coordinator) mare48146@yahoo.com or Michael Parr (Program Coordinator) gmparr714@gmail.com or by calling 313-381-3217.

Neighborhood Watch Program Meeting – Thursday, September 11, 2014 (7pm-9pm)

The Lincoln Park Neighborhood Watch Program will be hosting their first bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm in the Lincoln Park Community Policing Building located at 1394 Cleophus (Across the street from the Police Department).

The topic of the meeting will be “Using Your Participant Handbooks and Worksheets.” If you have already received your Participant Handbook, please bring it with you that night. If you have not already received it, you will be given one that evening.

The meeting will also provide time for members to share concerns that they may have or ask questions.

If you plan on attending or have any questions, please email Michael Parr (email gmparr714@gmail.com or call 313-381-3217).

Community Watch programs returning to prominence

By Dave Herndon
The News-Herald
Twitter: @NHDaveH

Published: Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Neighborhood watch programs can help to build unity within a block, or even an entire city, as well as help to prevent crime.  There are hundreds of neighborhood watch or similar programs across the state, dozens of which are in southern Wayne County.

Some of those watch programs are city-wide, while others are simply a single block within the the community. Two of the more successful programs in he region are in Dearborn Heights and Lincoln Park, while a fledgling program in Allen Park struggles to get underway.

Watch programs used to exist in nearly every community Downriver, but as property values and tax revenues have dropped, so have resources that were spent on community policing.  Both Lincoln Park and Dearborn Heights have been using Community Development Block Grant money to fund the programs.  Dearborn Heights calls its program the Community Awareness program in the city, but also has some civic associations in certain neighborhoods.

Read the complete article on thenewsherald.com


Council Point Park/Ecorse Creek Clean-Up June 8, 2013 9am-12pm

On Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9am to 12pm, a Council Point Park/Ecorse Creek clean-up will be held. Those interested should meet at the Council Point Park Gazebo.

Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, shovels, rakes, etc.

If in the event of rain, the clean-up will be reschedule for Saturday, June 15, 2013.