Press Release: Kwanzaa Park Neighborhood Continues Developing

News Release: Padua Center
Thursday, September 11, 2014
For more information, call Sister Virginia Welsh at (419) 241-6465

The Kwanzaa Park Neighbors met on September 4, 2014 at Padua Center to hear from Sherry Dunn, of the Lucas County Children’s Services, about the need for foster families and the work of the Children’s Services in Lucas County. The monthly meetings, held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:00-7:30 PM at Padua Center, are an opportunity for the local Blockwatch and neighbors to come together to develop strategies and plans for improving the neighborhood.

In June 2011, the neighborhood became Kwanzaa Park with a new naming. Two large flower boxes are in place at the corner of Junction and Nebraska Avenues to welcome drivers on those streets to Kwanzaa Park. After the September Neighbors’ meeting, some of the participants, including the community police officers, planted flowers in the boxes. The Andersons’ Store donated the flowers.

Kwanzaa Park is a neighborhood bordered by Dorr, Hawley, Campbell, and Brown Streets. The vision for the neighbors is the driving force for activities in the neighborhood and lays out a direction for change. It highlights the welcoming climate, the park-like environment and the excitement of the new neighborhood designation.