About Boulevard Park Neighborhood Association (BPNA)
Boulevard Park is a unique, cohesive neighborhood -- It is an area that strives for the preservation of old values and traditions but also values individuality and new ideas. Perhaps more than any other area of the city, the area understands the need for balance between each individual part of the city as well as its contribution to the creation of the city as a whole. The area is a community in itself, created by the sense of neighborhood, by the ready availability of businesses, by one of a kind stores rather than franchise chains, by a minimal dependence on the automobile, and by a diverse mix of interesting people from all backgrounds. Given these things, rehabilitation, preservation, and enhancement of Boulevard Park is in the city’s best interest as well as in the interest of the neighborhood’s residents.
Regular BPNA activities include Beautification projects and support of Rite Aid, Holiday decorations, Garage Sales, Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Fourth of July picnics, National Night Out, Gifts to the Senior Center, Friends of Grant Park, Courtyard School, Washington School and direct involvement with among many our local Neighborhood Response Teams and Neighborhood Action Group.
BPNA regularly monitors the progress of the Neighborhood Preservation Transportation Plan for Midtown and networks with other neighborhood associations to share information, develop policies, and make sure all neighborhoods remain healthy. BPNA produces, publishes, and distributes a free paper (and electronic) monthly newsletter The Park Beat reaching nearly 1500 households, chronicling neighborhood and City events, programs, services, and alerts residents to problems and issues affecting their quality of life. We have recently launched our own website
BPNA is not a homeowner's association. It is resident-driven. Everyone who turns their porch light on before going to bed at night has a stake in this neighborhood!
So, thanks to all who have given their time, energy, and talents. Thanks to the Block Captains who deliver the monthly newsletters. Thanks to everyone, members and non-members, who take the time to clean the gutters, rake the leaves, and maintains their yards that send a message that we are a neighborhood that cares.