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BRIGHT NIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD ID Now Available to Assist Residents

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To assist Forest Park residents during the Bright Nights at Forest Park season, the Spirit of Springfield has printed Bright Nights Neighborhood Passes. The goal is to identify drivers as residents of the neighborhood so that the Springfield Police Department can assist them with accessing the side streets and neighborhoods off of Longhill Street and Sumner Avenue.

Bright Nights Neighborhood passes are available at the Forest Park Information Center at the Sumner Avenue entrance to the park from 8am to 4pm during normal days of operation.  They are free and do not include admission to Bright Nights at Forest Park.

Bright Nights at Forest Park will open for its 28th season on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, and operate nightly through January 1, 2023.  It will be closed November 28 and 29, 2022. 

For more information, visit or contact the Spirit of Springfield at 413-733-3800 or

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