The Lillian Dickson Park group is moving forward in planning its block party event to coincide with National Night Out on Tuesday.
The group met recently to lay out plans for its park event. According to Janet Forbes, Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play project coordinator, the group's event will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
"There is going to be food, activities and a chance to talk about the park," Forbes said.
Ben Frasier, project manager for Parkitects, provided a 3-D model of what the new playground will look like at Lillian Dickson park.
The event will have hot dogs, beverages and salads - thanks to donations and grant funding. Paper products will also be available.
"We are hoping that the community will also bring a dish to pass, so we can have it be like a big potluck," Forbes said.
Additionally, the group will be running a variety of games at the park, including a possible kickball game, in order to encourage community involvement.
Members of the Lillian Dickson Park group will be at the event to discuss all that the group is doing with the park. And, Forbes said, members of the Jamestown Police Department will be at the event as well.
The group recently approved the idea of installing signs in the park stating that it is a tobacco-free play area. Laurie Adams, from Tri-County Tobacco Free Programs, had the signs installed prior to the group's meeting.
"We are asking folks to not smoke around the play areas," Forbes said.
The Lillian Dickson park group is also still asking for donations in order to build a new play area geared toward younger children. According to Forbes, there have already been several donations made to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundations.
Additional donations may be made to the Southside Redemption Center in Jamestown for those wishing to donate their cans and bottles.