POPNA is a neighborhood organization that represents the neighborhood of Prestonwood On the Park Estates. The borders are Hillcrest, Belt Line, La Cosa, and Meandering Way. Our mandate is to take care of the creek and provide social settings for neighbors to get together. We also offer communication apparatus for lost pets, neighborhood news, and crime watch with an active VIP, greetings for new neighbors, and condolences for families who have suffered a loss. We live here with you. We care about our neighborhood and we want you to be a part of our community and feel at home!
Here is a little bit of an overview of what POPNA does:
In 2017, POPNA replaced the street sign toppers, thank you to those who donated and voted on the redesign. We changed vendors to have a more consistent effort to keep the creek clean of debris. We also helped to organize a joint effort to have the brick trash areas removed.
In 2018, POPNA plans to work on efforts to update our park (Arapaho park). This will require neighborhood input and fundraising. If you are interested in helping, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We plan to partner more with the Garden Club (PEGC). For more information on the garden club, visit the garden club page of our website, popna.org. We also will continue to donate to the garden club in memory of our neighbors who have passed away. We have made an effort to report light outages via https://www.oncorstreetlight.com/. We continue to recognize our neighbors with the Yard of the Month Program. We also hope to start participating in City of Dallas Park Beautification Program, It's My Park Day, but getting together to clean up our park and creek areas.
In 2017, POPNA added two new social events that were a hit - margaritas and tacos for Cinco De Mayo and a fall Chili Cookoff.
In 2018, in addition to the planned events below, POPNA plans to add a few block parties, but we need a block captain director and some other volunteers to make this happen. Please reach out to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering. We plan to continue recognizing our neighbors with decorating contests and prizes for Halloween and Christmas.
Taco Party - Thursday, May 3rd. Arapaho Park
Ice Cream Social - Thursday, June 14th. Arapaho Park
Halloween Pizza Party - Wednesday, October 31st. Arapaho Park (or SCE Auditorium if weather requires)
Chili Cookoff - Sunday, December 2nd. Arapaho Park
In 2017, POPNA worked with the City to have the crosswalks at Hillcrest and Belt Line repainted. We have pursued speeding enforcement and efforts on La Cosa and Roundrock. La Cosa has obtained the needed signatures in order to pursue road humps and the city is currently reviewing. Roundrock still needs more signatures, if you live on Roundrock and are interested in obtaining signatures to continue the project, please email email@example.com. We have restarted Volunteers in Patrol (VIP), a neighborhood patrol program designed to reduce crime through increased cooperation between citizens and the Dallas Police Department (DPD). Citizen volunteers donate their time to patrol their neighborhoods by driving their own vehicles.
In 2018, POPNA will continue with VIP, Crime watch efforts, national night out and working with the City to improve areas of safety concerns. We hope to expand VIP, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can patrol by car or by walking. We will continue to post information on our website popna.org, our Facebook group (POPNA) and on Nextdoor.
- *Big Block Party #2: homes South of Roundrock, North of Tophill
- *Big Block Party #3: homes South of Tophill
- National Night Out: Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 @ Spring Creek Elementary
- Halloween Pizza Party: Wednesday October 31st, 2018 @ Arapaho Park (Spring Creek Elementary Auditorium if weather requires)
- Chili Cookoff: Sunday November 11th, 2018 @ Arapaho Park
*Block parties are contingent upon getting volunteers for that block!
Call 800-737-1455 for more information on reported crimes.
For VIP information, contact Loren Markle via email
or at (972)213-5218.
Yard of the Month
Congratulations to Michelle and Chris Sells at 7256 Fernmeadow Dr for winning our July Calloway’s Yard of the Month!
Each month a new yard will be chosen and the winner will be presented with a decorative yard sign for display indicating their winning yard, a posting and photo on POPNA’s website, Facebook, and newsletter. In addition, winners receive a $25 credit from Calloway’s. To nominate a winner email email@example.com. Check out Calloway’s gardening tips on our Facebook group and POPNA.org.