Get Involved

There are numerous opportunities to get involved in the life of the neighborhood. Whether you’re new to Grove Park or have lived here for years, an adult or a child, there’s a group or activity for you.

Below is just a sampling of the ways you can meet neighbors, volunteer, play, and make a difference in your community. Join Us!

Volunteer Opportunities

Mentor a child or youth. Studies have proven that children who read proficiently by 3rd grade are better positioned for lifelong success. Grove Park residents support our CMS neighborhood elementary school, Joseph W. Grier Academy and the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club on Milton Road through mentoring, reading buddies, test proctoring and more. Contact Mimi Davis at for more details.

Mentoring at the Boys & Girls Club

Grove Park Gazette Newsletter Contributors. We’re always looking for good story ideas and writers for our quarterly neighborhood newsletter. Contact us with your story ideas at 

Block Captains. Become a block captain and get to know your immediate neighbors better. (link to neighborhood watch page)

Welcome Committee. Ensuring that new residents feel welcome is one of the most important ways that we can build a strong community. Contact the neighborhood association to learn more, at 

Volunteer for our annual events: Garden Tour, Parade, Winter Party, and more. 

Neighborhood Association Meetings

GPNA Neighborhood Meetings. The Grove Park Neighborhood Association meets quarterly at the Hickory Grove Recreation Center, 6709 Pence Road. Meet neighbors and stay up-to-date on current issues and crime updates. Meeting notices are posted at each entrance of the neighborhood at least one week prior to each meeting.

Residents participating in a neighborhood meeting

Coffee & Cops Meetings. Join your neighbors for a casual meeting with our local CMPD officers. This is an opportunity to talk one-on-one with the CMPD Community Coordinators assigned to our neighborhood. Periodic meetings occur at one of Grove Park’s local restaurants. Locations and times vary in an effort to accommodate the diverse needs of our residents’ schedules. Residents are encouraged to purchase from the menu of the host restaurant in an effort to support our local businesses.

Social Clubs

Garden Club. The Grove Park-Ravenwood Garden Club meets monthly, typically on a Saturday morning. Annual field trips and the club’s annual holiday brunch are a big hit. The signature event is the annual garden tour. Whether you have a green thumb or not, all are welcome. Meeting announcements are posted on Grove Park’s Facebook page.

Annual garden tour & plant sale

Spanish Speaking Women’s Group meets monthly to strengthen connections in our community. Meeting announcements are posted on Grove Park’s Facebook page.

Young Families Welcomes friends from both Grove Park and Ravenwood at their monthly play dates and events. They are an inclusive group and want everyone to feel welcome to join! Contact Lindsey Wolfe for more information about future activities, play dates, or to join their email list, at or visit the Grove Park Facebook Page

Book Club The Grove Park-Ravenwood book club has been reading together for about 12 years! The club borrows kits from Hickory Grove Library with book recommendations and helpful commentary. They meet each month to catch up and discuss the book. The book club loves to welcome new members and is always happy for diversity of thought and opinion! Contact Rosemarie Belcher for more information at