National Night Out Tuesday August 2, 5-8pm

Join us for National Night Out on August 2nd from 5-8pm at the Enos Park Pavillion.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

Activities

  • Food & drinks
  • Kids games and activities
  • Dunk tank – Come out and dunk your favorite local celebrity!   All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
  • K-9 demonstration

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The 4th Annual Rock the Block – Friday, June 17, 5-8pm

Enos Park Neighborhood presents:

The 4th Annual Rock the Block

The 4th Annual Rock the Block - Friday, June 17, 5-8pm.Friday, June 17, 5-8pm
on Enos Ave between 7th and 8th

Celebrating the revitalization of the Enos Park neighborhood and the dedication of a new feature in Springfield’s only sculpture garden!

Free admission!

Featuring:

  • Live Music
    • William B. Hart (Piano and upright bass);
    • Samba Llamas (Bossa Nova/Pagode)
  • Kids’ activities
  • Food vendors
  • Beer & Wine

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

  • Springfield Business Journal
  • Qik-n-EZ
  • The Real Estates Firm
  • Susie Q’s
  • Andrew Proctor, Ward 5 Alderman
  • The Illinois Times

View the Rock the Block Poster…

EPNIA Home Tour and Edwards Place Fine Art Fair – Saturday, September 19, 1-5pm

EPNIA Home Tour, Fall 2015, September 19, 1-5 pm.The annual Enos Park Home Tour will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 1-5 p.m.

The Home Tour is a self-guided tour of historic homes in Springfield’s oldest neighborhood, some already beautifully renovated and others needing a new owner to bring them back to life.

A wine and cheese reception will be held from 4-7 p.m. in the sculpture garden near Susie Q’s. The building at 711 Enos Ave. will also be open for tours (Enos between 7th & 8th St.).

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at any Qik n Ez location or by clicking here. Tickets available the day of the tour at the Enos Park booth at the Edwards Place Fine Arts Fair.

BUY TICKETS NOW!

Click here to download the flyer…

Edwards Place Fine Art Fair

Edwards Place Fine Art FairAlso happening on September 19-20 is the 27th Annual Edwards Place Fine Art Fair, featuring 70+ artists, live music, food trucks, a children’s station, and artist demos.

The Fine Art Fair will be:

  • September 19, 2015 from 10am – 5pm,
  • September 20, 2015 from 11am – 4pm.

Read more about the Fine Art Fair here…

National Night Out August 4, 2015, Enos Park Pavilion

Join Us to Celebrate National Night Out 2015 on Tuesday, August 4 from 5-8 pm at the Enos Park Pavilion (between 7th & 8th Sts.). National Night Out is an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activites, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood associations.

Activities will include:

  • Picnic dinner
  • Kids’ games and activities
  • Police K-9 unit demonstration
  • Informational tables from local not-for-profits

Participating Organizations:

  • Springfield police Department,
  • Springfield Fire Departmbnet,
  • Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association,
  • Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association,
  • Springfield Art Association,
  • St. John’s Hospital,
  • Memorial Medical Center,
  • Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery,
  • Safe Families fro Children,
  • Third Presbyterian Church,
  • Rochester Christian Church,
  • Gracy City Fellowship,
  • Target

Click here to download the flyer (PDF)…

Enos Park National Night Out Flyer 2015

Going away party for Steve & Diane Combs – Fri, July 24

Their house hasn’t sold just yet, but we know Steve & Diane will be starting a new chapter in their lives soon. Stop by to wish them well and thank them for their service to the neighborhood.

Please bring a dessert or beverage to share.

Friday, July 24 from 7-9 p.m.

Springfield Art Association (700 N. 4th)

July 14 Ice Cream Social!

On Tuesday, July 14 at 7pm our neighborhood will be gathering at Gehrmann Park for an old fashioned ice cream social instead of our regular meeting that night.

Ice cream, toppings and root beer (for floats!) and paper products will be provided.

Please bring drinks and snacks to share.

If you have a fun outdoor game (like bags, washers, etc) bring that along as well!

We will provide a brief update on various projects and activities that have been happening and coming up in the neighborhood.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Enos Park Neighborhood 3rd Annual Rock the Block on June 19

3rd Annual Rock the Block on June 19, 2015On Enos Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets on June 19 from 5-9:30 pm, we will be celebrating the revitalization of the Enos Park Neighborhood and the dedication of a new feature in Springfield’s only Sculpture Garden! Free Admission!

Live Music Featuring:

  • Blaine Kneller
  • Brooke Thomas with Monica Morris
  • Hannah and the Drummer Boyz
  • After Sunset

There will also be:

  • Kids Activities
  • Food Vendors
  • Drinks & Wine Tent

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

  • Quik-N-EZ
  • Susie Q’s
  • Alderman Andrew Proctor, Ward 5
  • Subway
  • Alf Insurance
  • Linda Maier, The Real Estate Firm

Photos from Rock the Block 2015

Click on an image to see a larger version:

Lincoln Funeral Reenactment ~ Road Closures for May 1-3, 2015

The City of Springfield Office of Public Works has announced with the Lincoln Funeral Reenactment the first weekend on May, please plan on roadway closures with each event. The road closures are as follows:

Friday, May 1, 2015

  • By 6:00 am, Washington Street between 6th and 7th Streets will be closed to traffic. Parking will not be allowed on Washington Street between 6th Street and the Chase Bank Exist.
  • By 6:00 pm, Washington Street between 5th and 6th Streets will be closed to traffic.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

  • By 6:00 am, the following streets will be closed. Parking will be restricted on these streets as well during the procession from Amtrak to the Old State Capitol:
    • Jefferson Street between 9th and 2nd Street
    • 5th Street between Madison Street and Monroe Street
    • 6th Street between Capitol Avenue and Jefferson Street
    • Monroe Street between 4th Street and 7th Street
    • Adams Street between 7th and 6th Streets
    • 4th Street between Adams and Madison Streets
    • Washington Street between 2nd and 7th Streets
  • All streets will be opened up by Noon (12:00 pm) except the following:
    • 6th Street between Monroe and Jefferson Streets
    • Washington Street between 5th and 7th Streets
    • Adams Street between 7th and 6th Streets
  • The above streets will remain closed the remainder of the weekend.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

  • By 9:00 am all streets between 2nd and 9th Streets and Madison Street and Lawrence Avenue will be closed to traffic in the downtown area. Once the procession crosses over Carpenter Street then the downtown streets will be opened to traffic.
  • All streets that cross 4th Street between Carpenter Street and North Grand Avenue will be closed and opened as the procession proceeds north.
  • North Grand Avenue between 2nd and 5th will be closed around 1:00 pm.
  • All the streets that cross 3rd Street between North Grand and the cemetery entrance will be closed and opened as the procession proceeds north.

The procession starts at noon, 12:00 pm and should be at Oak Ridge Cemetery by 3:00 pm. The procession route will be marked with NO PARKING signs. Please park on alternate routes on Sunday.

Springfield Mass Transit District is offering a special bus route on Sunday to allow for people to be bused into Oakridge Cemetery.

Oakridge Cemetery will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday May 3rd.

Click here to download a map of the procession routes…

Click here for a map of public parking ramps in the downtown area…

Click here to read the press release…

Enos Park Historic Home Tour Saturday, May 2, 1-4pm

Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association will be hosting a historic home tour on Saturday, May 2 from 1-4 p.m.

Take a self guided tour of half a dozen mid to late 1800s homes in the neighborhood.

Tickets are $10 each, stop by Springfield Art Association (700 N. 4th) the day of the tour to pick up your tour booklet.

For questions, contact president@epnia.com.

February 10, 2015 Membership Meeting – Ward 5 Aldermanic Forum

The three candidates for alderman in Ward 5 (Sam Cahnman, Andrew Proctor, and Dominic Watson) will be taking part in a forum to share their views and ideas for revitalizing Enos Park and the City of Springfield. Members of the audience will have a chance to submit questions for the candidates. Bob Gray, president of the Citizen’s Club, will serve as the moderator.

The meeting will be held on February 10th, at Third Presbyterian Church. The EPNIA business meeting will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. and the forum will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m.