It’s My Park Day set for Saturday in Spring Valley/Coit Community
Building Blocks Crime Watch, in collaboration with Dallas Police Department (DPD) and City of Dallas, will host “It’s My Park Day” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 at the park at 8389 Midpark Road.
Community members have collaborated with DPD, the City of Dallas, businesses and nonprofits to visually transform the park from a site known for vandalism and criminal complaints into a vibrant festival of play.
“This initiative is about our collective power to transform a place – a park, a street and a whole community,” said Community Prosecutor Kelsey Ciluffo.
This family-friendly event will feature free food and entertainment, field games, bounce houses, a fire engine, crafts and more.
Building Blocks will announce the winning name from a competition to rename Maham Road, the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, and will recognize winners of a student art competition installed at the park for the day.
“If we can positively impact even one child, there’s going to be a big impact,” said Cynthia Salinas, Building Blocks Chairperson. “I believe we’re going to impact more than one. We want to take this community back.”