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Park Renovation Project
 
We have reached $62k on our way to our $125k goal, with 5 months to go on our June 30 deadline, every little bit helps.
 
 
Neighbors, the POPNA Board has been working with the city of Dallas over the past two years to upgrade and redevelop our coveted Arapaho Park. As a small neighborhood park, we are able to take ownership of this wonderful parcel of land and make it something very special.
 
City Councilman Lee Kleinman and the Dallas Parks and Recreation Board have been very supportive of our efforts. Collaborating with Dallas Parks Foundation, we have created a tax deductible conduit to raise funds for park improvements. The city of Dallas has earmarked $200k in matching funds to help get our project off the ground.
 
The sooner we raise funds, the sooner we can begin development. Design options will be posted to POPNA’s Facebook page as well as popna.org. We will most likely receive additional designs for the bidding process as the project develops. You can follow updates and donate today at www.arapahopark.com
 
POPNA is a very special neighborhood with a growing need for suitable playground equipment and space to gather as a community. Residents of all ages will benefit from this project and enjoy the improvements for many years to come.
 
Our goal is to raise $125k locally to procure a total of $250k. We are looking at National and State grants as well as personal and local business contributions.
 
In the coming months you will see yard signs & t-shirt sales, fundraisers and community events to help raise the necessary funds to complete the project. If you would like to make a donation today, please visit www.dallasparksfoundation.org and select “Donate Today”. When you make your donation, please be sure to designate it towards the “Friends of Arapaho Park” in the optional drop down menu. If you would like to donate by mail, checks made payable to “Dallas Parks Foundation” with “Arapaho Park” indicated in the memo line, should be mailed to Dallas Parks Foundation 9540 Garland Road, Suite 381-117 Dallas, TX 75218.
Be on the lookout for fundraising events and a town hall meeting to review plans and options moving forward. We can’t wait to have a beautiful green space that will benefit generations to come, and we hope you are equally excited to join us in these restoration efforts.
 
Sincerely,
POPNA Board of Directors & the Friends of Arapaho Park
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
June: 
- Donuts at the Park- date tbd
-  (Brick Release) *
 
September: Donuts at the Park
 
October: Halloween Pizza Party
 
November: Chili Cook-Off
 
BLOCK PARTIES: TBD
 
HILLCREST VILLAGE
Hillcrest Village Development Working Plan. For more information, please visit SHOP Companies' website at https://shopcompanies.com/properties/hillcrest-village.
 
Welcome To Our Community
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!  
 
To register as a new member or to renew your annual membership fee, please click here.
 
Here is a little bit of an overview of what POPNA does:
 
Beautification
In 2019, POPNA in conjunction with Friends of Arapaho Park worked to raise funds to update our park (Arapaho park). More information on this is above, this effort will continue into 2020 and the focuse of our beautification efforts. We also continued 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 participated for the second year in City of Dallas Park Beautification Program, It's My Park Day, but getting together to clean up our park and creek areas.
 
Social Events
In 2019, We had 4 social events.  Unfortunately our taco night was rained out.  However, we did have our annual ice cream social and annual Halloween pizza party.  We added a neighborhood night out at the Frisco Rough Riders game and Friends of ARapaho Park hosted and expanded Chili Cookoff with fun run, bake sale, silent auction, music and bounce houses. We continued with our block parties, if you are interested in becoming a block captain and helping with these events please email blockcaptain@popna.org. We continued recognizing our neighbors with decorating contests and prizes for Halloween and Christmas.
 
Communication & Other
In 2019, POPNA continued with our 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 president@popna.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.
 
Events - 2020 (TBD)
 
*Block parties are contingent upon getting volunteers for that block!
Please watch POPNA.org and our POPNA Facebook page for event details, volunteer opportunities and occasional adjustments to the dates. All events at the park are weather permitting.
 
Crime Watch 
Call 800-737-1455 for more information on reported crimes.
For VIP information, contact POPNA via email.
 
Yard of the Month
Congratulations to Susan Sparkman at 15125 Meandering Place for winning our June 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 Katee Brennan at Brennan.katee@gmail.com. Check out Calloway’s gardening tips on our Facebook group and POPNA.org.