Park Watch Training Session Rescheduled for April 2nd

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.

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Parks and Safety Training Cancelled for this Saturday

Due to the forecast of impending heavy snow this weekend, the Parks and Safety Training session that was scheduled for Sunnyside’s Community House on Saturday, February 9th has been cancelled. We will be rescheduling the event for another date. Portland’s Office of Community and Civic Life expressed their concern about the weather and the presenter’s safety, and reached out to the coordinator of this event. It was decided to cancel in the best interests for the safety and convenience of Sunnyside’s residents.

A new date and time for this training will be announced as soon as possible.

Park Watch and Public Safety Training

The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association board has scheduled a combined session for establishing a Park Watch and Public Safety Training for Saturday, February 9th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Sunnyside Community House located at 3520 SE Yamhill Street, Portland OR 97214. This 2 hour session will be presented by Cassondra Rosales, Crime Prevention Coordinator with the Crime Prevention Program of the Portland Office of Community & Civic Life.