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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May 2016 Yard of the Month!

804 North Floyd Road

804 North Floyd Road

May: John and Gay Lynn Millerman, 804 North Floyd Road

Comments from the homeowners:

We want to thank the Heights Park Neighborhood Association for choosing our yard as the Yard of The Month for May, 2016. We are honored to receive this designation and the gift certificate that accompanies it.

We’ve lived at 804 N. Floyd Rd for 38 years and can thank the previous owners for providing a great start on what has become a beautiful lot. All the trees had been planted and most of the flower beds dug. For the first several years all we had to do was water, mow, edge, and plant whatever annuals we liked. Then the trees got big and we had to start compensating for the lack of sunlight, so we started creating beds for shade-tolerant plants under the tree limbs. As time went by, these beds had to be enlarged because the canopy of the trees became bigger, so, like any yard, it is always a work in progress.

The pecan tree at the center of our oddly-shaped backyard became so big that all the Saint Augustine grass eventually died, so we substituted decomposed granite for grass and created new shade-tolerant beds under the limbs of the tree. This has resulted in a pleasant “garden feel” to our back yard. It’s great for just sitting in the shade of the tree and relaxing with a glass of wine. We love our yard, and I have to give my wife credit for her creativity and energy when it comes to its care. My own skills have been pretty much limited to “the guy stuff”—mowing, edging, blowing off the clippings, and digging holes for new bushes or flowering plants.

Seasonal bunnies, a scarecrow, pumpkins, and holiday lights add to our year round enjoyment of the outdoors.

— John and Gay Lynn Millerman

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Spring 2016 Announcements

HPNA HAS THREE NEW EVENTS/ACTIVITIES
COMING YOUR WAY IN 2016!
Read below to see what’s coming!

SPRING FLING…COMING TO HEIGHTS PARK

Come enjoy ice cream, root beer, games at Heights Park!

Exact date being finalized now, but will likely be early June.

Watch for more details over the next few months. We’ll post information on our HPNA Website, NextDoor.com, Facebook page, and in these monthly email updates.

HEIGHTS WINTER WONDERLAND!

We’re turning our neighborhood into a Winter Wonderland this year!

We’re asking residents to put out at least one spiral tree in their yard — more if you can — so every street in our neighborhood glows with Holiday Spirit!

Date: December 3rd.

We’ll provide you with links and places to purchase spiral trees over the next few months. But put it on your calendar!

HOLIDAY EVENT AT HEIGHTS PARK

To culminate our neighborhood decorating activity, we’ll gather a group of holiday music lovers and carol through the streets, then meet at Heights Park for hot chocolate and snacks!
Date: December 4th.
More information coming on this event in the coming months, too!
 

…OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS COMING UP…

CITY SPONSORED WORKSHOP TO GET PUBLIC INPUT ON THE
MAIN STREET/US 75 REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

A community workshop to discuss the next phase for implementing the Main Street/Central Expressway Redevelopment Strategy will be held Tuesday, March 29th from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Grand Hall at the Richardson Civic Center/City Hall.

This workshop focuses on Phase 3 of the project that consists of rezoning four sub-districts located in the southern portion of the Corridor. (along the east and west sides of US 75 from Phillips Street to south of Spring Valley Road).

In addition, the City will be making refinements to the existing codes that apply to the central portion of the Corridor — Interurban, Main Street, Central Place (Heights Shopping Center area), and Chinatown.

You can get additional information by emailing tina.firgens@cor.gov or mainstreetcentral@cor.gov. You can also find information at www.cor.net/msc.

Please try to attend the workshop on March 29th.

TRASH BASH

Saturday, April 16th
9:00 – 1:00
Cleanup Event starts at 9:00
After Party starts at 11:00
City Hall/Civic Center

If you want to participate, register your location via the City’s website. www.cor.gov

Also available in conjunction with Trash Bash
Electronics Drop-off and Document Shredding
First United Methodist Church Richardson
HPNA 2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(mark your calendars)  

THREE NEW EVENTS PLANNED THIS YEAR! 
  • February 11 (Thursday, 7:00 p.m.): General Meeting, Election, Program
  • Spring Event (NEW); Ice Cream and Games at Heights Park (early June; date TBD)
  • Late June: Newsletter Delivered
  • July 21 (Thursday, 7:00 p.m.): General Meeting, Program
  • Early October: Newsletter Delivered
  • October 22 (Saturday, 11:30 – 1:30): OctoberFest in Heights Park
  • December 3: Heights Winter Wonderland (NEW); Set Out Your Spiral Trees!
  • December Holiday Event (NEW); Neighborhood Caroling and Holiday Festivities in the Park (possibly Dec 4)

HPNA Board Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month; 6:30 p.m., usually at First United Methodist Church. Anyone is welcome to attend. Send an email to contact@heightspark.com to get specific location info.

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