September 2015 Update

Delaware Street Bridge Cleanup

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Neighbors got together last month to clean up the sidewalks of the Delaware Street bridge over Fall Creek.  The volunteers did a great job and focused on gravel that had been kicked up from the road surface onto the sidewalk, branches of trees that had fallen during recent storms and had not been cleared and weeds growing in sidewalk cracks and in piles of accumulated dirt and leaves along the bridge railing.  As you can see in the attached pictures, the volunteers did a great job and sidewalks really look wonderful now!  

Helpful Tip for Safe Urban Living – From the King Park Public Safety Handbook

Living in an urban neighborhood can be a very exciting, authentic and cultural experience. However, Urban living does require an awareness of your neighbors, your surroundings, and a willingness to take responsibility for the safety of your family and your neighbors.  Here are three things you can do to create a stronger and safer neighborhood.

Know your neighbors – Get to know who they are and how to get a hold of them.  Develop a sense of mutual responsibility for one another by learning schedules, behaviors, and friends.  This helps you realize when something doesn’t seem right.  Remember, we’re all in this together

Know your surroundings – Be aware of the things around you.  Whether taking a walk, relaxing in your yard, or parking your car, scan the area around you for things that seem out of place. Trust your gut feelings…it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Assume Responsibility – If you see or know about a problem, take the responsibility to help resolve it.  Whether it’s calling 911 if you see an accident, looking outside your window if you hear an unusual noise, or contacting authorities if you know there is illegal activity going on at a home, you have the power to make our neighborhood a safer place.  Assuming someone else will take care of it doesn’t cut it.

Fall Creek Place Gathers for National Night Out

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Residents participated in the National Night Out festivities on August 4th by picnicking with neighbors at the park at Alabama and 23rd Streets.  Police officers from IMPD’s East District were there to answer questions and meet neighbors.  Kids were able to learn about police cars and how the lights and sirens work and parents and neighbors got reacquainted and made new friends.  The National Night Out began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities and to create police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.   

First Day of School Meet Up

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The Fall Creek Place Parents Group organized the first annual First Day of School meet up.  Parents and kids met at the 23rd and Alabama Park for donuts, fruit, and orange juice before the first day of school.  Schools represented were IPS CFI 27, Butler Labs School, the Oaks Academy, and St. Richard's Episcopal School.  The Fall Creek Place Parents Facebook page is a great resource for meeting other families in Fall Creek Place and finding out about kid friendly events in the neighborhood.  Look for upcoming events or join the group at www.facebook.com/groups/FCP.parents.