Remembrance of Dorothy Dorch Jones on April 7

We wanted our Moores Park neighbors and friends to know that Dorothy Jones passed away on February 11, 2018 at the age of 90. She was a long time Moores Park neighborhood resident and organization activist, contributor and volunteer. Her daughter, Shirley Murray will be hosting an afternoon remembrance at their home – 1720 Bradley on April 7th from 2-4pm.

Here’s a little more about Dorothy:

Updates from the MPNO President

A couple of quick updates friends and neighbors from the president:

• As of this past Parks Board meeting the Moores Park pavilion is not budgeted for replacement this year. Please take the time to attend the Lansing Parks and Recreation Planned Projects Roundtable, tomorrow March 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at 600 W Maple St, Lansing, MI 48906 to ask that the pavilion be included in this years project list. The park and our neighborhood use the pavilion as a community center of activity year round and having it gone prevents everyone in the community from using the park to its fullest.

• MPNO has been awarded funds from the City of Lansing Love Your Block grant! In the coming weeks we’ll be revising our scope to match the new budget and submitting a revised plan and schedule soon so stay tuned for upcoming polls and updates!

March 14 Meeting

Join us for the MPNO March meeting next Wednesday, March 14 at St. Casimir, Rm 108 starting at 6:30pm! We’ll be covering our events for the year, talk about the grants we applied for, we’ll be accepting nominations for 2018-19 officers & more.

Also, we’re still looking for a few more volunteers to help with the Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, March 24 at 10:30am. Hope to see you there!

Easter Egg Hunt 2018 – Sat, March 24 – Moores Park

2018 Easter Egg Hunt at Moores Park

Come to the Moores Park Easter Egg hunt Saturday, March 24 from 10:30-11:30am! We have an egg hunt for the 0-4 year olds and one for 5-12 year olds. There will be plenty of candy and giveaways if you find the marked eggs. You can also meet and take a picture with the Easter Bunny!

Event Schedule
10:30am – Near the Moores Park Pavilion
10:45am – Easter bunny to arrive!
11:00am – Start of the 0-4 year old Egg Hunt
11:15am (or when little ones are done) – Start of 5-12 year old Egg hunt.
In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule for the following Saturday, March 31 at 10:30am in Moores Park.

January Updates

Grant Applications

The MPNO has submitted applications for two grant programs. We submitted two apps for the Mayor’s NAB grant program. One for a Moores Park Dam Riverside Restoration that includes planting native vegetation and the other for creation of public art by the community to be set around the river.

The Love Your Block grant application was for Moores Park and the Lansing River Trail (LRT) specifically with the installation of an outdoor bulletin board and park map; permanent aluminum benches; two permanent waste bins; and pet waste stations.

Wayfinding Signs In-Ground Installation

Thanks to all the volunteers and REACH for making the creation of these signs happen! They are going to be seen around the neighborhood this year. We will need 3-4 volunteers in early May to help put posts in the ground and hang signs. If you can help please email

March Meeting

Join us for the MPNO March meeting on Wednesday, March 14 from 6:30 – 8:00pm. We’ll give neighborhood updates, ask for 2018-19 officer nominations, and talk about summer events!

Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Project

REMINDER: The CSO O34C Project will begin construction this year. A public information meeting was held on October 19, 2017 at the St. Casimir Church. This wet weather control program will affect a majority of our neighborhood. View the Project Map

We hope that additional information on this project will be provided to us. You can also visit the project webpage for more details and video of the October meeting.

SAVE-THE-DATES (2018 events so far…)

  • March 14: Regular Meeting, 6:30-8pm (2018/19 board nominations accepted)
  • March 24: Easter Egg Hunt, Moores Park
  • April: Spring Newsletter and Welcome Bag Distribution
  • June 13: Regular Meeting, 6:30-8pm (voting for 2018/19 board members)
  • 3rd Saturdays, June – Sept.: Movie Nights (looking for hosts/suggestions)
  • Late Summer (August/Sept): 3rd Annual PorchFest
  • September 12: Regular Meeting, 6:30-8pm
  • October: Fall Newsletter and Welcome Bag Distribution