Stage 3 Winter Water Restrictions Begin This Friday

The City of Richardson will implement Stage 3 Winter Water Restrictions Friday, November 1, 2013. The modification follows guidance by the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) which is facing critical shortages in its water supply due to below average rainfall, declining water levels of NTMWD reservoirs and the ongoing prohibition of pumping water from Lake Texoma due to a zebra mussel infestation.

The NTMWD is Richardson’s water supplier, and will monitor water supplies through the winter to determine the level of needed restrictions to take place after March 31, 2014.

The following schedule allows twice a month watering and is based on guidelines approved by the NTMWD:

Lawn Irrigation Schedule (Twice a month until further notice)

Last Digit of Address   Allowed Landscape Water Day
 0,2,4,6,8 (Even)   1st and 3rd Saturday (any time of day; as needed)
 1,3,5,7,9 (Odd)   1st and 3rd Sunday (any time of day; as needed)

As part of the Stage 3 Winter Water Restrictions, seasonal landscape watering is limited to Saturday for service addresses ending in an even number and Sunday for service addresses ending in an odd number beginning November 1, 2013. Landscape experts point out that lawns become dormant during winter months and require less water. Soaker hoses and drip irrigation systems can continue to be used for foundations, trees and other ornamental landscaping as needed.

Additional Restrictions

No outdoor watering is allowed during times of precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, etc.).
Excessive water runoff from any landscaped area onto any impervious surfaces is prohibited.

See the City of Richardson Website for more information.

Heights Park Oktoberfest 2013!

Heights Park OktoberfestDON’T FORGET!
11:30 – 1:30


Come to our 7th Annual Neighborhood OctoberFest event at Heights Park (near the bridge at the north end of the park) to enjoy…

and just getting to know your neighbors.

All Heights Park residents are invited to attend. And bring your neighbors!

Be early to get free Richardson reusable shopping bags and free recycle bags from the City of Richardson — supply is limited so get there before they’re all gone!

Heights Elementary Fall Festival 2013!

From the Heights Elementary PTA: Next Friday, October 25th is our Fall Festival and we would really appreciate it if you could sign up to help out for a bit – Please follow the link below to sign up and then just check in at the ticket station when you arrive at the carnival and we will let you know where you can help!

We will have food and lots of fun activities like a petting zoo, pony rides, a haunted house, a pumpkin carving contest (bring yours carved,) a costume contest (fabulous prizes), lots of fantastic games and activities like the giant pumpkin race, the cake walk, adopt a pumpkin, needle in a haystack and lots lots more.

We will have a silent auction with some fabulous gift baskets and gift certificates! We will also be selling carnival tickets for half price at next week’s Wildcat Wednesday so get your tickets early!

Thank you for helping our PTA support our wildcats at Richardson Heights Elementary!

October 2013 Decorated Yard of the Month!

In October, we have both a regular yard of the month and a “decorated” yard of the month winner. This our very first “decorated” Heights Park yard of the month — 718 Westwood:

Night  Day

What the residents at 718 Westwood had to say:

Thank you so much for choosing our yard for the first “decorated” award. We really enjoy watching the kids when parents let them out to see the ghosts. We moved here 25 years ago and have never regretted it – love the neighborhood, love the trees and love the people. We enjoy decorating for the holidays and steal shamelessly from other places we’ve seen. The idea for for the ghosts comes from an estate on Hunter’s Glen, right off Mockingbird and Preston – going south on Preston, take a left on Druid and it’s only a couple blocks down. They do a wonderful job at Halloween and Christmas – really a “Must See” if you have kids. Thanks again!

Clem and Danyce Uhlig (the oldest kids we know)

October 2013 Yard of the Month!

October: 710 Greenleaf

Is your yard a source a pride? A work of art? A labor of love? It’s time to receive some formal recognition for all those hours of hard work.

The HPNA Yard of the Month contest is for all residents of Heights Park neighborhood, and nominations are due by the 15th of each month. Nominations received by the 15th will be considered for the next month’s YOM. Nominations received after that will be considered in the next cycle.

Visit each month to see photos of the best yards in our neighborhood. View the contest rules, nomination form, and past winners here.