Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Weather = Graffiti

  1. Report to Tacoma Police Department. Call non-emergency: 798-4721.
  2. Take a photograph of graffiti for Tacoma Police and Safe Streets.
  3. Cover graffiti ASAP (same day is best)!
  4. Send photograph to local neighborhood watch group, such as Park Avenue Neighborhood ( / Safe Streets. These are forwarded to Tacoma Police Department's Gang Unit.


1.Adopt-a-Spot Clean Up will be Saturday, May 1st. Meet at 9:30am at Bethany U.M.C.

2.County-Wide Operation Graffiti Cover-Up, Saturday, May 15th. Rally at 9:00am, 7802 South L Street - South End Neighborhood Center. Bring your paintbrushes and rollers. Refreshments provided.

3. March Against Crime, Friday, June 25th. Rally at 5:00pm, 6329 Pacific Avenue - 76 Gas Station. March at 5:30pm. Don't forget to wear your Park Avenue Neighborhood T-shirts.

4. Neighborhood Walkabout, Tuesday, June 15th (instead of monthly meeting) – date is still tentative.

5. Community Clean Up, Saturday, June 26th. Volunteers are still needed.

6. National Night Out, Tuesday, August 3rd. Our neighborhood's celebration will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church. Neighbors, food and fun!

7. Neighborhood Yard Sale, Saturday, August 7th. First annual event with coordination of sales throughout our entire neighborhood.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Follow us on Twitter

Yes, our neighborhood is now on Twitter. You'll see our posts to the right, here on our blog. If you'd like follow us for quick neighborhood updates, look for Park Avenue Neighborhood on Twitter or follow this URL:

April 2010 - Meeting Announcement

Our next monthly meeting is Tuesday, April 20th from 6:30-8:00pm. It will be held at our usual place: Bethany United Methodist Church, 5634 S Park Avenue.

This month we will be joined by Jim Schacht, Pierce County Deputy Prosecutor & Drug Unit Team Leader and Officer Don Williams, Community Liaison Officer of Tacoma Police Department. We will be discussing ways to stop drug dealers in our neighborhood. They will help us develop better tactics on getting drug dealers out of our neighborhood and how we can keep them from returning.

Please invite your neighbors and don't forget to bring donations of canned food, toiletries cleaning supplies and/or paper goods for Bounty Food Bank And, we are always needing cash for Park Avenue Neighborhood's operating fund.

We look forward to seeing you there.

And the winners of the Speediest Streets are...

At our March meeting, we discussed speeding. The results of the speediest streets in our neighborhood are:

1. S Park Avenue
2. S 64th Street
3. S 61st Street and S G Street (tie)

So, how do we intend to slow down traffic on these streets? What are your ideas? What is the most cost-effective way to do this? How will it be paid for?

Should we start with additional signs and request an Innovative Grant to pay for them?

Email your ideas to