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|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: Last 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 NEW 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.
|We had a huge turnout at the 4th of July parade! Many colorful vehicles
followed a Dallas Fire Department fire truck.
See the photos of the fun here.
|photos courtesy of Andrea Davis Photography
|Photos from our 4th of July Parade!
|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
|Join our Association and/or the 5 Star ENP Police Patrol
All memberships are now through December, 2017.
Click here to pay by credit card.
|Home Tour Photos!!!
And our Annual Meeting, May 7, 2016
Special guest: State Rep. Jason Villalba
(click a photo to see more)
|Hillcrest High School sophomore Anne Gilliam
wins girl's class 5A State tennis title
(click photo for story)
|Our Spring 2017 Newsletter
|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.
|To Purchase a "Private Police Patrol" yard sign
Signs can be purchased by supporting members of the Police Patrols for $17.50.
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.
|Hillcrest Forest 4th of July Parade!
We hope you were there!
An estimated 200+ neighbors turned out to follow the Dallas Fire Truck
(and a dozen other decked-out cars) around the block
at Kramer Elementary.