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News about Historic South Park in Dayton Ohio.

Keep South Park Green Spaces Looking Beautiful!

10 Jun
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We need your help to keep South Park green spaces looking beautiful! The City of Dayton mows, but does not provide any other maintenance to the green spaces that make our neighborhood so beautiful – flowerbeds, trees, shrubs, all that is up to us! HSPI is raising funds for maintenance projects for four green spaces […]

Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Historic South Park a Success

06 Apr

The annual Historic South Park Easter egg hunt on the Park Drive Boulevard drew dozens upon dozens of children and their parents in search of eggs filled with candy and prizes on March 30,2013. Thanks to the efforts of the social committee lead by Abby Reed, those in search of eggs or prizes  weren’t disappointed. […]

Did South Park Once Have a Branch Library?

17 Oct
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South Park Resident Larry Sizer has discovered photographs of what appears to be a South Park library branch. Here are interior and exterior views, with an NCR building in the background of the exterior view. Can anyone tell from the photos where these buildings were? Caption for interior photo: Interior of the South Park Delivery […]

We Reached Our Goal!

23 Feb

Last year, Historic South Park was awarded a Capital Improvements grant in the amount of $300,000 to fix walkways and add historic lighting on the Park Drive Boulevard. As part of the grant, we were asked to contribute $5,000 in matching funds, so, in December, we embarked on a matching fund campaign. As of February […]

321 Wyoming Demolished for Safety

03 May

It’s always sad to see a once-proud home lost to neglect and greed. You’ve probably noticed the demolition in the 300 block of Wyoming Avenue. The two-story turreted house was purchased by The Home Group three years ago in hope of renovation, but in the end was unsalvageable. Like many fine old homes during hard economic […]

Tot Lot Clean Up May 8th

28 Apr

We’re gathering to clean up and repair the Tot Lot! We will be painting, weeding, cleaning, and grinding stumps. Please join us! The more the merrier because as you know we visit while we work. Wear work clothes and bring work gloves if you have them. Tot Lot Park Work Day Saturday, May 8, 2010 at […]

Police Department to Expand Central Business District to Include South Park

26 Apr
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Good news for South Park! Dayton Police Chief Richard Biel, accompanied by Major Mark Hess and Lt. Larry Faulkner, outlined plans to expand the boundaries of the Central Business District (CBD) to better align downtown policing services with the broader community and economic development strategies occurring in the area. The change is expected to take effect mid-May. […]

Volunteers Plant Eight Trees

24 Apr
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Parks Committee Plants Eight Trees for Earth Day with Volunteers from Building Together Dayton Volunteers honored Earth Day in South Park April 24th by weeding the garden beds in the Alberta pocket park and the 200 block of Park Drive, and planting 5 trees in Blommel Park as well as one on Hickory Street. Co-Chairs of the […]