Independence Day Parade and Picnic Event

The SPCA and the SCA are teaming up once again to celebrate our community’s independence. Join us for our annual 4th of July parade and picnic this coming Thursday (7/4/24).

Parade Details

Time: The parade assembly begins at 9:00 AM at Sauganash Park on Kostner. The marching will begin at 9:30 AM.

Route: We’ll march through Sauganash, cross Peterson, walk past Sauganash School, and conclude the procession at the flagpole at the corner of Forest Glen and Peterson.

Special Guests: Walk with Grand Marshal Mrs. Munns and enjoy appearances from community leaders who will give short speeches at the War Memorial.

All community members are encouraged to join the march or ride alongside. Bicycle decorations are encouraged! Spectators can enjoy the parade along the route—feel free to bring lawn chairs and catch some treats!

Picnic to Be Held After Parade

Location: Join us at Sauganash Park immediately following the parade.

Food: The SPCA will provide hot dogs and the SCA will supply refreshments and other treats.

Membership: Our new membership cycle begins July 1st. You can pay your dues at the membership tent at the event or in advance:

Volunteers Needed

The SPCA cannot do our part in hosting this event without volunteers. We need help with the setup. We need help wrapping nearly 2000 hot dogs. And we need help cleaning up the messThis is a community effort. And this is a great opportunity to give back to your community.

If you can donate some time, please signup hereWe can’t do it without you.

April Updates and Events 

April is here, and with the Spring season comes opportunities to connect with nature and neighbors.

The SPCA is organizing two key events in April, and we need your help to make them successful.

Earth Day Trail Clean Up Event

In collaboration with Alderman Nugent and the Ward Office, SPCA board members will facilitate a trail cleaning event. This event is scheduled for April 20th, the Saturday before Earth Day. The Ward will provide tools, trash bags, and additional garbage collection services.

The event will start at 9:00 AM and continue until around noon. Feel free to come and go as needed. Any and all help is appreciated. Participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves.

When:  Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 AM – Noon
Where:  The East and West Trails
What: Join neighbors and SPCA board members to clean up trash on our trails.

SPCA Tree Planting Event with Openlands

Thanks to the hard work of our board and the cooperation of community members, our tree planting event is set for Saturday, April 27th, the day after Arbor Day.   

Volunteers from the community and Openlands will meet near the corner of Tripp and Granville around 10 AM. Together, we will plant nearly 30 new trees on easements throughout the Sauganash Park community.

Our last event in 2018 was both fun and educational, thanks to the informative TreeKeepers from Openlands. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from the experts, connect with neighbors, and help beautify our neighborhood!

When:  Saturday, April 27th at 8:00 AM 
Where:  Tripp and Granville
What: Help us plant nearly 30 new trees on easements in our neighborhood.

We look forward to seeing you there for what promises to be a fantastic day. Let’s show our love for Sauganash Park and the people who make it such a special place to call home.

Don Morton
SPCA Chairperson

You’re Invited to Our “Love Where You Live” Winter Event!

Mark your calendars and the save the date for an unforgettable evening at Alarmist on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Let’s celebrate the extra day of the year along with the 80th birthday of our community association

Event Details

When:  The event kicks off at 6:30 PM
Where:  Alarmist Brewing & Taproom.
What: A great opportunity to socialize, meet friends and neighbors, and celebrate Sauganash Park.
Wow: First 20 SPCA members will receive a free drink ticket! All attendees get a raffle ticket for a chance to win an Alarmist gift card.

Delicious snacks will be provided, alongside a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Stay tuned for more information on how to RSVP and sign up for volunteer opportunities.

SPCA 2024 Tree Planting Initiative with Openlands

We’re continuing to signup neighbors in partnership with Openlands for our 2024 Tree Planting Initiative. This is a fantastic way to contribute to the greening of our neighborhood! Remember, we need to get at least 20 signups to launch this program. Please tell your neighbors who have room for a tree in their easements. 

How to Participate:

Sign Up: Plant a free tree in your parkway space by signing up with Openlands at

Tell Neighbors: Not everybody gets our emails and we need your help spreading the news. Please let your neighbors know!

Sign up here

Thank you for helping to make our neighbor a greener place!