Keep Our Neighborhood Beautiful !

 Join us on Saturday, May 3, anytime 9 to Noon !

*Bags and gloves are available from the City.

Bag lunches will be provided after 12 Noon 


Material Supply Points*:

*Nathan Bill Park on Plumtree Rd.

 or * South Branch Parkway                  




Help us Keep Our Springfield Neighborhood Beautiful

   Thank you, East Forest Park Civic Association

Cathedral Update

 Cathedral High School Update

   This first Wednesday, April 2, at 6:30 PM, the East Forest Park Civic Association hosts the Diocese of Springfield.
   Upcoming demolition, planning, and redesign of Cathedral and St. Michael’s Academy will be addressed.
    All interested neighbors are invited to the Holy Cross Church Gym at 221 Plumtree  Road.



                   On Wed., February 12, 2014 at  6:30 P.M. 

             your EAST FOREST PARK CIVIC ASSOC.  presents

                  Ah, SPRINGTIME  for  EAST FOREST PARK

                  Let’s make our neighborhood a bit greener !

The care and maintenance of a variety of plants, trees, and shrubs.

by Dave Bloniarz, President, and the Regreen Springfield Team

                  in the  Holy Cross Church Meeting Room

Entrance to Parking Lot  is off 221 Roosevelt Ave.

on Wheeler Ave.

“Tree Care Educational Workshops” with Regreen Springfield

Dear Neighborhood Organization Members:
In January and February, Regreen Springfield, in partnership with the City of Springfield and TD Bank, will be offering two ”Tree Care Educational Workshops” for Springfield residents who are interested in helping keep their neighborhoods a bit greener this year. The two workshops will provide an introduction to the care and maintenance of a wide variety of plants, including trees, shrubs and orchard fruits.  These sessions are offered at no charge to neighborhood residents.
In addition, workshop attendees, who compete both sessions will be awarded the “Regreen Orchard Tender” certification, which will enable them to assist in the care of Appleseed and Berkshire Orchards, which have recently been planted on Hancock Street and Berkshire Avenue.  Attendees who participate in both sessions will also be supplied with a certificate of completion, and a pair of hand-pruners to keep, as their own.
Training sessions will be conducted on the campus of Springfield Technical Community College, and will be approximately 3 hours each. All materials, books and tools will be supplied free of charge. Session #1 – January 23, 2014 – Tree Growth, Planting and Maintenance Session #2 – February 13, 2014 – Orchard Care, Maintenance and Pruning Note: Participants that attend both training sessions will receive the Orchard Tender certification and complementary pruners.
To register for the sessions, please visit
You must register for each session you are attending, and it is advantageous to attend both sessions in order to fully participate in the program.  Space is limited to the first 20 registrants, so please compete your registration early.
Additional information on Regreen Springfield and our initiatives can be found at
Thank you for your interest,
Dave Bloniarz, President
Regreen Springfield, Inc.


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Great Neighborhood

The East Forest Park Civic Association wishes to commend the efforts made by the EFP Branch Library staff for making their Bright Nights Bus Trip on Friday, Dec. 20 at 5 PM a huge success!

It was a delightful, memorable evening for the children, parents, and patrons. The joy of their faces on the Peter Pan Double Decker Bus was a sight to behold, second only to the citizens in East Forest Park and Forest Park (as we traveled caroling and greeting all) on the streets to and from those spectacular Bright Nights views! We are grateful to the Springfield City Library System.

Also on Fri., Dec. 20, 12-8 PM, we hope you stopped in to Nathan Bill Restaurant’s Toy Drive where enthusiastic neighbors enjoyed a free select meal for their efforts to bring Christmas joy to children in our city.
We are proud of our new Business Partner!

The EFPCA Board of Directors



The people who stopped in at the EFP Branch Library, on Saturday, 12/14/13 between 12:30 and 2:30 PM, and lingered over our crafts, coloring, cookies, candy, punch, and face painting, enjoyed the wonder and warmth of this gathering place which has a staff, lovely to work with and their talents enriched our elfish affair! (Did anyone find Waldo?)
This was EFPCA’s 4th annual event, and though the weather was frightful, the warmth and enthusiasm inside was delightful.
The Cookies and Punch Table greeted everyone and made them feel immediately welcome !
Santa made every child feel special and the smiles on every adult’s face came from him too! The cookies were the best ever!
The face paintings were beautiful and interacting with each child, made all faces glow!
Because of everyone’s loving care for our East Forest Park neighborhood, it was a great success.
God Bless us, everyone!

Neighborhood Safety

The East Forest Park Civic Association Meeting, on Wed., Dec. 11 at 6:30 PM in the Holy Cross Meeting Room will address serious concerns in our neighborhood presented by Deputy Chief, Bob McFarlin, Officer Jim Gormally, Senior Citizen Specialist, and the City’s Sector H Team. Crime Watch techniques will be stressed to make residents watchful, informed, and observant enabling quick, accurate information to the police, fostering safety in our neighborhood. Day and night vigilance on the part of residents and reporting any suspicious activity to the Spfld. Police will prevent crime in our area. Neighbors, home in the daytime, watching out for working neighbors and neighbors, who return and are more active in the evening, watching out for their neighbors will bring needed safety for everyone.

Petition to Re-Build Cathedral High School

My name is Jack Mulcahy and I am a Sophomore at Cathedral High School.  My friends and I have created a petition through to Rebuild Cathedral on Surrey Road in Springfield.  The petition is only 5 days old and we have over 500 signatures.  However we need many more. We are aiming for 1000 or more signatures.  You can access the petition through the link below.  Please consider signing it and sharing it with your friends, contacts and followers.  Also, if you have a website, we would appreciate it if you posted the link on your website.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.
Jack Mulcahy – Cathedral High School Class of 2016