The Park Watch training session that was cancelled because of weather is now rescheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM with the joint efforts of the Sunnyside Neighborhood and the Crime Prevention Program with the City of Portland. We will be gathering at the Sunnyside Community House at 3520 SE Yamhill street to create an active Watch Group for the Sunnyside Elementary School Park. Some clarifying details about this training and its purpose are provided below:
The Name of the training is commonly known as a “Park Watch” however with some confusion due to the name (people thinking this training is offered through Portland Parks & Recreation when it is under Office of Community & Civic Life) we currently are calling organized groups with focuses on parks simply a “Watch Group”. The training is structured under the same model as our current Neighborhood Watch program trainings.
The focus and purpose for this group organizing is to work together to bring positive activities and increase livability to the location known as Sunnyside Elementary School Park.
This training is also open for those who do not wish to join the group but would like to only receive the valuable public safety training that comes along with it.
• Training material covered include but are not limited to:
• Calling 9-1-1 and Non-Emergency
• Being a good witness/reporter
• How to work with your community
• The difference between police and park rangers
• Reporting in Portland Parks
• Utilizing your organized group for emergency preparedness
• Accessing city tools and resources to increase livability as a community
This training is structured to help communities organize under a common goal of bettering their community. It is not intended to function as a community problem-solving forum. This training is tightly scheduled to respect the time and participation of all our partners and community members involved. It is a great start to bringing the organized community closer together to make positive change in the City of Portland.