Have you ever had a close call as a pedestrian near Durham Park?
A team of neighbors is working with the RHNA to develop a plan to help with some of the current street safety concerns. We’re looking for input from you regarding specific incidents that you’ve experienced or observed within the boundaries of Richardson Heights.
Please send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. The more detail the better (i.e. date, time, photos, address).
National Night Out-Heights Map
National Night Out is coming Tuesday, October 1st and Richardson Heights Neighborhood Association wants to help connect you to your neighbors.
The goal is to hold one block party for each block, hosted by a neighbor, where people can get to know each other. If your party is registered with the city, a Richardson Police Officer will visit to talk about safety and answer questions.
If you plan to host, please tell us and we’ll add you to the map of neighborhood parties.
You can send an email to email@example.com.
If you want your party registered with the city, you need to attend the Kick-off event with the city on Tuesday, August 6th.
NNO is a program to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Entryway at Floyd and Beltline
We wanted to give you an update on the work underway at the corner of Beltline and Floyd. The city is improving the corners and crosswalk for pedestrian crossing to Heights Elementary. On the southwest, they are adding more room for those waiting at the light, making a smoother surface for bikes and strollers, and adding a stone bench like those at Durham Park.
Here’s their current timeline:
• Relocate the traffic pole a few feet farther from the street to make more room for sidewalk. The goal is to have the pole moved/installed by end of the month. (July 31)
• Then they’ll redo the sidewalk, put in some ADA ramps, and wrap up that aspect of the project by August 15. (when school starts)
• Then they’ll run a water line from the east side to the west side of Floyd.
• Once the city’s Traffic Department is finished, then the Parks Department will begin finalizing the project by installing flagstone and plants/trees.
L.R. Denton, the RHNA Environmental Board Member, has been in discussion with the city about the plants and trees to make sure they will be good for the site. He will have a final meeting this week to lock down the details. More info as we get it.
Flag Day Celebration
Saturday, June 8 from 5pm – 8pm at Durham Park
Join us for our neighborhood’s flagship event, now in the evening to beat the heat!
This year we’re going big with FRESH PIZZA provided by Hook & Ladder Pizza Co., an all-American fire truck, equipped with a wood-fired pizza oven. Free to all members.
And LIVE MUSIC from neighborhood rock band Rick Kosman and The Carburetors, with a mix of Texas Country meets Americana Southern Rock.
Here’s a sample of their music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=482HUJdV7CI
If you’re not a current member, you may also stop by the RHNA table to join the neighborhood association, or renew your membership, for only $20. You can also do it online here: http://www.richardsonheights.org/membership/
2019 Spring Garden Tour Recap
Our first ever garden tour was a big success. The self-guided tour of private gardens in the Richardson Heights community, organized by our local Master Gardener Greta Peavy, featured:
• Sun and shade native gardens
• Backyard composting
• Veggie and herb gardens
• Fruit trees and flowers
• Backyard beekeeping
• Urban chicken coops and more…
You can download copies of the handouts from the tour here:
Families of Littles – Spring Ice Cream Social Recap
Families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers got together at the Durham Park pavilion for free ice cream provided by RHNA. In addition to helping families make connections, we also provided links to local parents’ groups, which you can find here: