Loving Our Pets and Our Neighbors

One of Heights Park's Most Polite Canines (Oktoberfest, 2013)

One of Heights Park’s Most Polite Canines (Oktoberfest, 2013)

Spring is just around the corner and with the warmer days most of us will be out in our yards, walking, biking and enjoying our park. Since we have decided to live in this neighborhood and be part of this great community, let’s remember to be good neighbors.

Richardson has a leash law for our streets and parks. To keep our pets and people safe, keep your dogs on their leash when walking or visiting the park. I’ve had my dog off leash at the park at times when no one is around so I’m not judging.

It’s important to consider that a dog off leash could get excited and run in front of a car and be injured or killed. Dogs off leash can also frighten or impede walkers, jogger, bikers and children. Even the best socialized dog can get ruffled by another not socialized dog and the results can be costly. Neighbors have voiced concerns with this issue so this is a public service request.

Richardson has a dog park. This is a great place so our furry kids can run and play with other furry kids in a safe and friendly environment. This was a long time coming so let’s support this hard fought project. The park is located west of Hwy 75 under the George Bush Freeway. It is open daily 6:30AM – 10:30 PM. Check out the city website for directions, details and updates.

Lastly, please remember to pick up after your pets. Our puppies love their walks and love to do their business on these walks. It’s natural and it’s normal. Since we live in community with our neighbors, don’t leave an unwanted present for your neighbor to step in. Carry at least two poop bags on your walks, one is never enough. Trust me.

Let’s all be good neighbors and keep our neighborhood strong and safe. We must live together (both our four legged and two legged residents) we might as well live happy. Thank you.

Marsha Mayo, Crime Watch Patrol Coordinator

January 2016 Announcements!

Even If It's Cold, You Can Still Have Fun at Heights Park

Even If It’s Cold, You Can Still Have Fun at Heights Park

HPNA General Meeting This Week

The next HPNA General Meeting is this Thursday, FEB. 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Ogden Fellowship Hall up at First United Methodist Church… and it’s an Emergency Preparedness Program featuring:

Alisha Gimbel, CEM, ABCP
Preparedness and Mitigation Coordinator
City of Richardson
Office Of Emergency Management

When disaster strikes, city services may be cut off and local disaster relief and government responders may not be able to reach you as quickly as usual. You need to have plans and supplies in place to make it on your own, at least for a limited time, no matter where you are.

Learn how to create an Emergency Supply Kit for your home and your vehicle. You’ll find ways to create Family Emergency Plans and tips on establishing a Communication Plan. We’ll discuss helpful tips for preparing for your loved ones with functional needs as well as your family pets.

From teaching small children their full name, address, and phone number to creating a Family Emergency Plan and building an Emergency Supply Kit, no act of preparedness is too small to make a difference.

January Digital Newsletter Available

View the most recent January 2016 neighborhood newsletter and all the archives over on the Newsletters page.