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Renew Membership, Give a Holiday Gift to South Park

10 Dec

The holidays remind us to be thankful. We’re very thankful for you. At year’s end, we always like to stop and take stock of what’s been happening in Historic South Park. We’ve welcomed lots of great new neighbors and spent some time with the old. We’ve seen a record number of individual rehab actions from people bringing […]

SPUG UPDATE! All Beds Are Taken

09 Apr

Head Gardener Nick Eddy tells us all 30 South Park Urban Garden (SPUG) beds have now been claimed by eager gardeners! It’s great to see so much interest. We look forward to a great planting season and a super fun harvest, along with other collective gardening fun. Stay tuned to find out what’s happening with […]

For Sale: 213 Johnson Street, 2BR, 1 Bath $63,900

03 Apr

Lovely historical home with built-in china cabinets in the dining room. Natural woodwork, wood floors, updated kitchen, decorative-non functioning mantle fireplace, more built in book shelves in living room,wonderful bath with tub, ceramic tile, stand up shower. Beautifully, landscaped yard with lots of flowers. Stone patio in the middle of the yard. BRAND NEW CARPET […]

Improving a Great Neighborhood Asset: the 35W Pedestrian Bridge

28 Mar
OD side of 35 pedestrian bridge

It’s great to know that the good work we do close to home helps the entire city become a better place to live! And a group of highly motivated young volunteers has its eye firmly on the big picture. Last year, the updayton Creative Communities team decided our neighborhoods, which are great community assets,  should be walkable, accessible, safe […]

Easter Egg Hunt! Saturday, April 7, 2PM at the Gazebo!

24 Mar
EEH 2012

It wouldn’t be spring in South Park without some crazy good fun with the Easter Bunny on the Boulevard! Candy filled eggs, lots of happy hopping and running around, a chance to take a picture with the Easter Bunny, and even some prizes!  Children 10 and under, bring your baskets. And parents bring your cameras.  […]

Theresa and Full Circle Continue to Focus on Potential

16 Mar

Who can resist a dramatic “before & after” story? It’s certainly a favorite narrative for philanthropic developer, Theresa Gasper, owner and founder of Full Circle Development. And she has 10 Historic South Park home transformations to prove it—with two more on the way: 1207 Wayne Avenue and 634 Oak Street. The “After” Effects We recently had […]

So Much Fun Stuff within Ten Minutes of Historic South Park!

08 Mar

In Historic South Park, we don’t always wrestle with decisions around urban renewal. Decisions about which fun event to attend  are tougher and more frequent! Thanks to South Park’s handy location, it seems the majority of events are within ten minutes bike or drive, and if you decide to walk–say over the pedestrian bridge to Oregon District–it’s just a few more […]

Happy 22nd Anniversary to The Next Wave!

05 Mar

Happy 22nd Anniversary to The Next Wave, a South Park business that’s been on the corner of Bonner and Adams since March 1, 1990.  It’s a milestone for the creative agency, as well as a testament to the vision, tenacity and hard work of its owner/founder, David Esrati—attributes all of our neighbors can relate to, […]

Writer of Famous 1865 Letter Lived in South Park!

22 Feb
Jordan Anderson 1900

An honest God-fearing man wanted to be paid for his labor. Did you see the story in the Dayton Daily News about escaped slaves Jordan and Amanda Anderson and their 1865 letter to their former “master”? Neighborhood historians Betsy & Galen Wilson tell us the family lived in our own South Park, on Burns Avenue! And […]