Uncle Sam's Throwdown 2014
Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer

Search this site:
join us:

Connect with us:

Event Calendar:

The official website of the Benton Park Neighborhood Association.


Safety Committee Meeting Tuesday, March 10 Announced

Hey everyone, hope you've enjoyed being outside in the nice weather this weekend!

This message is to remind everyone interested in the Benton Park Safety Committee that we will be gathering this Tuesday, March 10th, at 7:30pm.  We will meet at Mrs. P's Soulful Dash on Jefferson (they have a conference room upstairs that will accommodate us).  This will be an informal meeting - we'd prefer people to get there at 7:30, but if you can just stop in anytime between 7:30 & 9:30 and check in with our committee co-chairs, that would be great too.

The purpose of this meeting is not to formally discuss recent crime, per se, but for everyone interested to hear about the committee's establishing plans and for everyone to get to know one another.  We would definitely like to see some individuals come forward being willing to be block captains.  We will have information available to help you organize your block, and what you can do to help deter crime in our neighborhood.  We want to make the forming of this committee as fluid and accessible as possible, so if you have suggestions as we move forward, we would love to hear your thoughts on Tuesday.

Thanks, we look forward to seeing you at Mrs. P's!


Cherokee Neighborhoods Cardinals Game

Join neighbors in Benton Park, Benton Park West, Gravois Park and Marine Villa at a Cardinals-Cubs game.

Monday, May 4, 2015


Section 233

$30 Non-Members $26 Members

Shuttle Arrangments from the neighborhood: TBD

Please contact Jen Cline at president@bentonpark.org for tickets. 



Citizen's Academy Applications

As discussed at the BPNA meeting, SLMPD is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 session of their Citizens Academy.

Applications are due by February 25 and the class begins on March 4.

The Citizens Academy meets one night per week for 12 weeks. Actual police officers teach nearly all of the classes which include sessions on the department’s history and structure, crime patterns, gang intelligence, homicide investigations and community policing techniques among other things. Class members also participate in role-play, using their knowledge to diffuse situations our officers encounter everyday. At the end of the course, a graduation ceremony is held to honor those who have completed the course. Graduates of the program are able to apply the knowledge they’ve learned to better serve their neighborhoods and assist police when needed.

For more information or to download the application, visit their website here: http://www.slmpd.org/citizens_academy.shtml