October News


Don’t forget Octoberfest taking place Saturday, October 3rd. Event starts at 11:00 a.m. at the north end of Heights Park (near the pavilion), but at 10:30 we’re having a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Floyd/Arapaho entry sign with some City Council and City Staff officials. If you can come at 10:30, please join us!

It’s always a fun event – free food, drinks, lots of games – bounce house, face painter, balloon artist, cake walk, plus a short parade in the park so the kids can show off their artistic skills in bike/wagon/pet decorating.


We would, however, like to ask your assistance in donating some baked goods – something easy to eat – cupcakes, cookies, brownies, etc. If you’d like to bring something, please let me know ASAP. We’ll also be selling our Heights Park N.A. t-shirts so bring a check or cash so you can purchase some (adults and kids sizes). If you already own an HPNA shirt, be sure to wear it to Octoberfest!



At the last General Meeting, I mentioned an initiative that Heights Park, Richardson Heights and Cottonwood Heights is involved with to assist City Hall with the responsible redevelopment of our Heights area. These three neighborhood groups are working on a revitalization and redevelopment plan to present to the City Council on what we’d like for our area to be going into the future. We want to work on cleaning up the blight that surrounds our neighborhood – the run down commercial buildings, trashy apartment
buildings, lack of cohesive development, empty retail spaces, etc. Please help us by coming to a joint neighborhood meeting on October 22nd at Richardson High School (in Eagles Nest) – starting at 7:00 p.m. To be effective, we need to have a solid showing of support. Please come hear what it’s all about and help us keep our neighborhoods vital! This is probably one of the most important things you can do to keep your property values going in the right direction!

September News

Congratulations to Sylvia Prussack at 609 Greenleaf for being our September Yard of the Month Winner! A lovely yard – thanks for the hard work to help make our neighborhood beautiful, Sylvia!

And don’t forget to nominate a neighbor (or yourself) for October right here. Thanks Judges for finding us another great winner.

We’ll be having a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 3rd at 10:30 at the Floyd/Arapaho entrance feature with City of Richardson staff and probably some Council Members. This is immediately prior to our October Fest celebration. If you can come early to the park Saturday morning, it would be great to have as many people as we can at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

If you can’t make the 10:30 event, I hope you’ll at least be at October Fest that day, starting @ 11:00 at the north end of the park. You should have received Newsletters on your porch with information about the September 17th General Meeting as well as October Fest on October 3rd. If you didn’t get a Newsletter, please contact Regina Harrison at regina_harrison@sbcglobal.net. There are also flyers about these events in the signs posted throughout the neighborhood.

Hope to see you at both events! And don’t forget that we’ll have our HPNA t-shirts for sale at the General Meeting as well as October Fest!

HPNA Board Position vacancies: we’ll be having a few HPNA board positions available soon and I’d like to urge you to step forward and volunteer. We’ll have our next election in January, but we need to start looking to fill the positions prior to that. Vacancies include: Safety Chair, Secretary, Membership Chair and Vice President.

Please contact me if you’d like more information on any of these positions. Thanks.

See you soon.

Janet DePuy
Heights Park N.A.