August 2016 Yard of the Month!

600 WInchester

600 WInchester

August: Melissa and Gabriel Williamson, 600 Winchester

Comments from the homeowners:

Thank you very much for the yard of the month selection for August. The real winners are the two glorious red oaks in the front yard. They are the showstoppers and are a pivotal reason we love this home and neighborhood.

My husband and I have worked very hard to improve and evolve the beautiful existing landscaping and to create visual focal points throughout the front mulch beds. If an area was struggling for grass, we re-purposed it. Most of our accessories (benches, wheelbarrow, etc.) were items we found set out for trash. I love taking discarded items and using them as planters or in other visually pleasing ways. My husband built our front yard deck and the Adirondack chairs provide a great area to relax in the shade. We have built and bordered three separate planting areas in the past year and we are still working to design and fill them.

We both work demanding full time jobs and are very busy with our young children but we take pride in doing all the yard mowing, maintenance, gardening and landscape design ourselves. It’s a work ethic and attitude that we hope to instill in our children. We are very grateful for this little piece of land do not ever take it for granted. Thank you for appreciating our efforts.

Melissa and Gabriel Williamson

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A TASTE OF HEIGHTS! Saturday, July 23

A Taste of Heights!

A Taste of Heights!

…Come Sample What Your
Neighborhood Has to Offer….

SATURDAY, JULY 23; 2:30 – 4:00
HEIGHTS RECREATION CENTER

This will be a General Meeting like you’ve never experienced before. And this is your neighborhood like you’ve never seen, tasted or explored it before. The next HPNA General Meeting will be held on a Saturday, yes, a Saturday in the afternoon at Heights Recreation Center, not at the normal First United Methodist Church location.

Heights Park and its immediate surrounding areas have so much to offer; some you may be familiar with and some you may not. This is your chance to hear all about it, taste some of it, and share the experience with your neighbors in attendance. Several restaurants and retailers will be offering samplings of their food and their services. Where can you go for Hawaiian Shaved Ice? What’s different for dinner? How can I go running when it’s raining outside? Where can my kid learn to be a Mad Scientist? Are Silver Punchers and Zumba Gold hidden treasures? Answers await!

Each attendee will receive “A Taste of Heights” booklet listing the retailers and restaurants right in your own backyard. Imagine having a reference right at your fingertips of all that is right within your reach. It will also contain “Tasty Tidbits”, revealing information that may surprise you about Heights Park. But you can’t get a booklet without attending, so…see you there!

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July 2016 Yard of the Month!

811 Lockwood

811 Lockwood

July: Todd and Julie Anders, 811 Lockwood Drive

Comments from the homeowners:

We are honored to be selected as Yard of the Month. Our family moved to Heights Park in 2007 and were quickly embraced by our new neighbors. We have come to love Richardson and especially the great Heights Park community.

Over the years, we have enlarged the front beds, planted various perennials, and improved the soil. We intended to eventually fill the beds ourselves, but life always seemed to get in the way. Sharolyn, from Lone Star Landscaping was great to work with and did a fabulous job. They added stone edging, a variety of shade plants and a beautiful dogwood.

Shout out to our great lawn mowers (my sweet husband and awesome daughter).

– Todd and Julie Anders

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June 2016 Yard of the Month!

613 Twilight Trail

613 Twilight Trail

June: The Thompsons, 613 Twilight Trail

Comments from the homeowners:

What an amazing surprise to learn my yard was chosen by the Heights Park Neighborhood Association as their “Yard of the Month” for June.

My family moved to Richardson in 1976. We immediately fell in love with the neighborhood, its convenience to schools, churches, library, retail stores, medical facilities, and the easy access to the freeway.

In March of 2013 we decided to update the outside of the house; to make it more accessible for my husband who was then with a walker. I had “Scapes Incorporated”, a landscape company, add a front porch area, change the walkway to accommodate the width of a walker/wheelchair by extending and lowering steps, and then add flower beds for a bit of color. They did a wonderful job; but the credit of maintaining the yard definitely goes to my long time lawn person Jerry Arledge of Arledge Gardens. Thanks to Jerry’s knowledge and his #1 man, Marcus, the yard is alive with color.

Please enjoy the yard!

– The Thompsons

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