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Copyright © by the Hillcrest Forest Neighborhood Association, Dallas, Tx.
|Bruce Wilke, President
|Patrols by uniformed, off-duty Dallas Police Officers in city police cars and
armed, uniformed officers from Smith Protective Services.
More members = more patrols, so if you live in this area, please add a
Police Patrol membership to your membership in our association.
|(click the blue links to read more)
The Unity Church Property, Forest Lane
The zoning request for the empty east half of the property was approved for an upscale single
family home development on smaller lots, similar to others on the north side of Forest Lane. With
the concurrence of most neighbors, the re-zoning was approved by City Council on February 12,
2013. Information here.
Behind North Haven Gardens, Northaven Road
An Austin homebuilder has purchased the rear half of the North Haven Gardens
property, which was occupied for many years by a commercial landscaping operation.
It is being developed as 32 single family homes with average lot sizes of at least 5,000 sq. ft.
The zoning was approved in February, 2013. Information here.
|120 of our members collectively donated over $10,000 to pay for a beautiful bench seating area on the
Northaven Trail, the new hike & bike park that runs through our neighborhood.
Our association donated an additional $2,500 to the Trail for general improvements.
In recognition, the Trail organization engraved the center bench with our name.
A big THANKS to our generous members who played a part in this major community effort.
The Northaven Trail is forever, and those massive stone benches will be there for a very long time.
|UPDATE: The following year, our members donated an additional
$1,000 for a much-needed Pet waste disposal station, to be installed this
boundaries, at the trail's intersection with St. Judes Drive.
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Don't forget - on the Northaven Trail, your dog should be leashed, and
you are required to pick up and dispose of any deposits they leave.
It's City law!
Please help keep our neighborhood clean.
|At our Annual Meeting, Jennifer Burks, PTA President of our neighborhood Kramer
Elementary School, talked about the great things happening at the school - the academic
awards, the fabulous new learning garden, and the Dual Language program for grades K-5.
She also explained why Kramer needs to replace some very expensive pieces of playground
equipment, removed recently due to age & safety.
|HFNA MEMBERS DONATE $14,000 TO KRAMER ELEMENTARY
|HFNA MEMBERS FUND A REST AREA ON NORTHAVEN TRAIL
|South of Forest Lane, East of Hillcrest Road
The 5 Star ENP POLICE PATROL
Over a 60% Reduction in Crime in the past 4 years!
|At the close, HFNA President Bruce Wilke presented Jennifer with checks totalling
over $14,000, donated by our Association members to help Kramer Elementary School
restore its playground.
If you were there, you saw how astonished she was. After she recovered, she said
that they were "so very fortunate to be part of such a great community" and that she
was "overwhelmed at the generosity of Kramer's neighbors".
Our association would like to thank each and every member who donated to this very
worthy project. You made a difference!
See the list here!
|Hillcrest Forest Neighborhood Association
reaches zoning deal with Alcuin School
|After a contentious year of negotiations, the school agreed to new restrictions and
offered $1,000,000 to the neighborhood for Security Patrols.
Map of the Patrol area here.
Q&A and full details here.
|Alcuin School's zoning request was unanimously approved by the Dallas City Council.
|Only 5 Star ENP members receive details on
the patrol times and Smith Patrol's dispatch
phone number. Your support makes the
entire neighborhood safer.
The program is managed by our neighborhood's
5 Star ENP, Inc., with the support of our
Association and the Park Central HOA.
|NORTH of Forest Lane, WEST of Hillcrest Road - New
The Churchill Way ENP
The Churchill Way ENP ("Expanded Neighborhood Patrol") extends from Forest Lane to LBJ.
This patrol is funded by Alcuin School and managed by our Association.
You must be an HFNA member to receive email updates about this, and Smith Patrol's dispatch number!
If you live in that area, be sure to join or renew your membership now! Hillcrest Forest membership is only $15.
|Our Two Neighborhood Security Patrols
|Hillcrest High School sophomore Anne Gilliam
wins girl's class 5A State tennis title
(click photo for story)
|Arthur Kramer Elementary's
certification as an elite International
Baccalaureate school has been featured on the
Metro front page in the Dallas Morning News.
Read the story here.
|Our neighborhood Arthur Kramer Elementary School
honored by the Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Kramer is among he 1 in 17 Texas schools earning 'Distinctions'
in all possible categories. The Dallas Morning News story here.
|"Private Police Patrol" yard signs
can be purchased by members of the Police Patrols for only $17.50.
If you're in the Churchill Way ENP (north of Forest Lane), click here.
In the 5 Star ENP, please email us at HillcrestForestDallas@gmail.com.
|Our Annual Meeting on May 6, 2017
City Plan Commissioner & longtime Hillcrest Forest resident Jaynie Schultz
discusses the City's concept for redevelopment of the Valley View Mall area.
|The Hillcrest Forest Neighborhood
|Rated "Best in the Park Cities & North Dallas area"
|- the Dallas Morning News
See the entire article here.
|Photos from the Hillcrest Forest
4th of July Parade!
200+ neighbors turned out to follow the Dallas
Fire Truck and a dozen decked-out cars around
the Kramer Elementary block.
See the photos here.
Our thanks to Logan Rosenberg Photography!
|And if you live south of Forest Lane & east of Hillcrest Road, we hope that you
will join & support the 5 Star ENP Police Patrol. MID YEAR PRICE: Pay only $15
for each full month remaining in this year. (Example: 6 months = $90)
5 Star ENP is a separate organization, but we handle their enrollments for them.
Click the 5 Star ENP link for more information.
To join either, pay by Credit Card here.
|Join us at our 2018 Annual Member's Meeting
Saturday, May 5, 1:30 PM
Churchill Recreation Center (Hillcrest Rd. at Churchill Way)
Special guest: A wildlife expert to discuss our neighborhood bobcats & coyotes!