Neighborhood Night Out, Enos Park Tuesday, August 6

EPNIA will once again host Neighborhood Night Out on behalf of the north end neighborhood associations, and this year’s event will be held on Tuesday, August 6, from 5-7 p.m. in Enos Park. There will be a picnic dinner provided by MJ’s Fish and Chicken, kids’ activities, and informational tables from many local organizations.

Here are just a few of the highlights:

  • The Northside Community Children’s Library will have a table with free books and a dunk tank fundraiser. A dollar gets you three balls to try and dunk a Springfield Jaycee’s volunteer.
  • Springfield Police Department will hold a K-9 demonstration and Springfield Fire Department will have a fire truck on hand.
  • John’s Children’s Hospital will have activities for kids.
  • Memorial Medical Center will have information from the Comprehensive Stroke Team, Memorial Behavioral Children’s Center/MOSIAC, and the Weight Loss and Wellness Center & Healthy Families.
  • SIU will have representatives from the Access to Care Collaborative.
  • Meet Curtis Morris, the newest Habitat for Humanity homeowner who will be moving into a newly renovated Habitat house in Enos Park.
  • Representatives from the FBI Springfield Citizen’s Academy and Citizen’s Police Academy will be on hand to answer questions about their programs.
  • And much more!

There will NOT be a neighborhood meeting in August, due to National Night Out. We will resume our regular schedule of potlucks and meetings the second Tuesday of each month on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

2019 Elections & Holiday Party, December 11, 7pm

Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association will hold it’s 2019 Elections and Holiday Party on December 11, 7pm at 3rd Presbyterian Church (Bergen & N 7th).

We will be electing our new board of directors for 2019 – please see the detailed ballot in the December 2018 Banner Newsletter.

We will also be saying goodbye to Officer Chris Jones who has completed his three year term as our NPO, and getting to know our neighbors!

National Night Out 2018, Tuesday, August 7, 5-8pm, Enos Park Pavilion

Join us to celebrate the 35th Annual National Night Out!

What: National Night Out is an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood associations.

When: Tuesday, August 7, from 5-8pm

Where: Enos Park Pavilion (between 7th & 8th streets)

Download the flyer…

Activities to Include:

  • Picnic Dinner
  • Kids’ games and activities
  • Police K-9 unit demonstrations
  • Informational Tables from local not-for-profits

Participating Organizations

  • Springfield Police Department
  • Springfield Fire Department
  • Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association
  • Lincoln Park Neighborhood Improvement Association
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Springfield Art Association
  • HSHS St. Johns Hospital
  • Memorial Medical center
  • SIU School of Medicine
  • Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery
  • Safe Families for Children
  • Third Presbyterian Church
  • Rochester Christian Church
  • Northside Children’s Community Library

2018 Winter Farmer’s Market at Third Presbyterian

Springfield will have a Winter Farmers Market for a second year, and Enos Park is excited to once again be hosting this community-wide event. On the fourth Saturday of each month from January-April, a variety of local vendors will be gathering at Third Presbyterian Church to sell produce, meats, jams and honey, baked goods, and craft items.

Those using LINK cards will have the opportunity to purchase tokens to double their funds. We hope you’ll be sure to come out and support this wonderful community program.

Go to for more information…

Enos Park Home Tour – September 16, 2017, 1-5pm

Join Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association for our Annual Historic Home Tour on September 17, 2017 from 1-5 pm.Join Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association for our Annual Historic Home Tour on September 16, 2017 from 1-5 pm.

Tickets available the day of the tour for $10 at the Enos Park booth at the Edwards Place Fine Arts Fair (Sept. 16, 10am-5pm).

There will also be a wine and cheese reception with live music from Kneller from 5-7pm.
Enjoy lunch or dinner at MJ’s Fish & Chicken (711 Enos), open from 12-8pm the day of the tour.

Tours begin at the Springfield Art Association (700 N. 4th Street).

Discover and enjoy:

  • Fully restored historic homes!
  • Homes being renovated by urban pioneers!
  • Home needing someone like you to restore their beauty!

Any Questions? Contact

View the flyer…

Free Electronics Recycling Oct 1-15 for Springfield City residents

Springfield is partnering with BLH Computers at 1832 Stevenson to provide Electronic Recycling drop off for city residents. Beginning Saturday, October 1 through the close of business Saturday, October 15, residents can drop off all recyclable electronics (see accepted list below.) Hours are Monday through Friday 8am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm. You must unload items yourself – bring help if you need it. Residential recycling only: electronics from businesses will not be accepted.


Due to the demand for this service, the city is looking into offering a similar electronic recycling program periodically throughout the year. Recycling questions? Call Public Works at 217.789.2255 or

Items Accepted

  • Desktop, Laptop, and Tablet Computers
  • LCD Monitors
  • Printers (for large, office printers please contact your local store)
  • Computer Peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.)
  • CRT Televisions
  • CRT Monitors
  • LCD and Plasma Televisions
  • Non-LCD/Plasma Televisions or Monitors
  • Satellite and Cable Equipment
  • Projectors
  • Projection Televisions
  • VCRs
  • DVD Players
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Radios
  • Speakers
  • Cellular/Mobile Phones
  • Smart Phones
  • Telephones (including PBX equipment)
  • Toner
  • Networking Equipment and Cables
  • Mailroom Equipment
  • Point of Sale Equipment
  • Pagers
  • Cameras
  • Camcorders
  • Power Tools (including batteries)
  • Fax Machines
  • Answering Machines
  • Battery Backups and Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS)
  • Surge Suppressors and Power Strips
  • Power and Accessory Cables
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Ink Cartridges

Enos Park Home Tour – September 17, 2016, 1-5pm

EPNIA Home Tour, Fall 2016, September 17, 1-5 pm.Join Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association for our Annual Historic Home Tour on September 17, 2016 from 1-5 pm.

Tickets available the day of the tour for $10 at the Enos Park booth at the Edwards Place Fine Arts Fair (Sept. 17, 10am-5pm).

There will also be a wine and cheese reception from 4-7 p.m. in the sculpture garden near Susie Q’s.

Tours begin at the Springfield Art Association (700 N. 4th Street).

Discover and enjoy:

  • Fully restored historic homes!
  • Homes being renovated by urban pioneers!
  • Home needing someone like you to restore their beauty!

Any Questions? Contact

Download the flyer (PDF)…

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!


  • 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…