Want to see what’s happening in Northwood Hills? The Northwood Hills Breeze gets published and mailed to residents about four times per year with tons of useful information including details about new regulations or initiatives from the city, helpful tips related to the particular season we’re in, a community calendar, a real estate report, contact information for Board members, a bulk trash collection schedule, and much more! Local businesses advertise in it as well, which helps to underwrite the cost of the publication and showcases service providers who cater to Northwood Hills. Read our most recent newsletter. To find out about some of our recent projects, check out our blog posts below. To learn more about the benefits of membership, visit the Benefits page.
Interested in joining? Join now at a pro-rated amount and enjoy benefits through the rest of 2019. Please pay online or mail your check for $150 to NHHA, PO Box 800874, Dallas, TX 75380. Thanks for your support!
It takes a village to pull off NHHA’s signature event – the 26th Annual Independence Day Parade and Celebration. We need tons of volunteers, and if we all pitch in a little, you won’t miss out on any of the fun. Any time you are able to spare will be a big help in ensuring the success of the festivities. Please review the opportunities here and sign up for one or more spots! More instructions will be provided to volunteers as we approach the big day.
We want to thank the sponsors who underwrite this event and ultimately make it possible! If the need arises, please consider using these service providers, as they have shown their support for Northwood Hills:
- Spring Valley United Methodist Church
- Judy Switzer & Associates
- Melinda Spence (Compass Real Estate)
- Ready Roofing & Renovation
- Mitra Shamsa, The Shamsa Group (Ebby Halliday, Realtors)
- Big Texas Ranches
- Traver Construction
- Sunnyland Outdoor Living
Here’s the schedule of events for Thursday, July 4th:
7:30am — Parade registration opens
8:30am — Parade entries assemble
8:45am — National Anthem; Pledge of Allegiance
9:00am — Parade steps off!
9:45am — Post-parade games/activities begin
10:15am — Announcement of Trophy Winners
11:30am — Games/activities begin to wrap up
Where: Pre- and post-parade activities are at Northwood Hills Elementary School. The Parade Route is south from the school on Meandering Way, west on Oakbluff, north on Brookcrest, east/northeast on Briar Cove, east on Cliffbrook across Meandering Way back to the school.
Parade Entries: EVERYONE is welcome to be in the Parade. But, if you want to be considered for a Judges’ Prize/Trophy, you must register and get a number and be associated with a Northwood Hills address. You can do that on-site the morning of the Parade beginning at 7:30am, or IF YOU ARE AN NHHA MEMBER you can register in advance and avoid the line by emailing us. We’ll pre-register you and send you a PDF of your entry # so you can print it off and attach it in the best manner possible ahead of time. This is especially helpful if you want to display the number in more than one place.
Entries/Trophies: Strollers, trikes, bikes, wagons, decorated cars, vintage cars, golf carts, floats, walkers, dogs – bring it on! Our prize categories include Best Hat, Best in Blue, Best in Red, Fun & Fired Up Family, Most Patriotic, Best Motorized Entry, Most Original, Best Dressed Pet, and multiple Spirit awards. There are also Special Judges Awards for those who awe, amaze and defy conventional categories.
Important: Parade participants CANNOT throw candy, trinkets or anything else from your entry to the spectators. If you have a true float (a trailer pulled behind a vehicle), make sure you can navigate all turns safely, that your occupants are secure, and that you don’t have any loose items protruding from your float.
Parade Order:The order in which we line up and proceed through the route is a function of safety for all participants, and is strictly enforced by on-site DPD officers.
- Floats, cars and trucks go first
- Other motorized vehicles, 4-wheelers and motorcycles
- Non-motorized bikes and small “wheeled” vehicles
- Strollers and pedestrians
Cost: Parade participation, and all games, activities and refreshments are FREE to everyone. The parade is paid for by Northwood Hills Homeowners Association with the assistance of sponsorships. DO bring a $5 donation to get a farm-fresh watermelon. All proceeds benefit NHHA’s neighborhood improvement projects.
Post-Parade Activities: Inflatable rock climb/slide, bounce house, basketball shoot out, dunk tank, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, popsicles, petting zoo, finger painting, hula hoop contest, sack races, water balloon toss, and more!
Dogs: Well-behaved dogs are welcome ON A LEASH. This is a big, active crowd. Please consider your dog’s temperament when evaluating whether or not to include him/her at the Parade. Dog shade/water available after the Parade.
There are NO bathroom facilities on-site. Don’t forget sunscreen! Bring your phone/camera!
Other: NO PARKING along Cliffbrook in front of the school – we need that area for staging the parade entries. There’s plenty of parking on the east side of the school along Birchridge.
The first weekend of April was our Annual Alley Clean-Up. Since Bulk Trash pickup for Northwood Hills began the second week of April, this was the perfect opportunity to tend to your alley and dispose of any brush or debris you cleared out. Each homeowner is responsible for maintaining the area from their back property line to the center of the alley. That includes trimming bushes so they don’t scrape cars or obstruct the alley. Trees that overhang the alley are required to be trimmed up 15 feet to allow clearance for garbage collection trucks. If trucks have to maneuver to avoid your branches, chances are they will cause damage to your alley in the process! If you missed the alley clean-up, try to get to it in May. You’ll see the bulk trash signs throughout the neighborhood when it’s safe to begin work!
The Northwood Hills Homeowners Association Annual Meeting took place on Tuesday, February 12th at Fretz Park Recreation Center (the building next door to Fretz Library). Residents mingled, enjoyed some light refreshments, and then heard updates on city happenings from Council Member Kleinman’s office. After that, NHHA Board Members provided details on the Association’s activities including Security, Beautification, Membership, and Special Projects. A new At-Large Director, Kristen Holden, was elected to the Board. The 2018 NHHA Financials and proposed 2019 Budget were shared and approved. Questions and comments were welcomed at the conclusion of the business meeting. For a recap of what was shared, the 2019 Report to the Membership should provide an accurate picture of what was accomplished last year and what we hope to achieve this year.