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  • Monday, October 18, 2021 4:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Been noticing the construction signs in the area? Certainly Peavy’s been fun. Now underground utility work is coming to Eastwood’s residential streets. Estimated to be finished by January. If you feel like digging, more information is here:
  • Monday, September 27, 2021 2:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Community connection is proven to fight crime!

    October 5, 2021 – 5 to 7 pm

    On the first Tuesday in October neighbors all over the southern strata of the U.S. volunteer to host get-togethers in their front yards. 

    Learn security tips from Eastwood Volunteers in Patrol — Find out how you can become a VIP — Enjoy snacks and conversation! 

    Dogs on leashes and children are welcome. Visit any or as many of the gatherings as you wish. 

    1. 10433 Coleridge – Michelle Boozer
    2. 10407 Silverock – David & Ann Cossum
    3. 10421 Vinemont – Mark & Karen Babb
    4. 969 Forestgrove – Andy & Rebecca Wilson
    5. 988 Sylvania – Greg Jacobs
    6. 10123 Gateway – Mike & Michelle Grimes
    7. 820 Overglen – Andre & Nicole Batky

    Click to see photos from past past years.

  • Wednesday, July 07, 2021 3:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Saturday, July 17 at 10 AM

    With Michael Parkey at Playground Park 

    Generations of Eastwood children have explored our creek, but it is not just for kids anymore.  If you didn’t grow up here, you may have no idea what Dixon Branch is really like.  Did you know that Dixon Branch is a permanent stream that flows all year?  Water quality tests show that Dixon Branch has some of the cleanest water you will ever find in an urban stream, but you won’t need the tests when you see perfectly clear water flowing over a gravel bottom.  The gravel comes from the same white limestone that gives White Rock Creek its name.  In places, the limestone comes to the surface, creating waterfalls and outcrops that will remind you of the Hill Country.

    Did you know that sunfish dig pits in the white gravel in which they lay their eggs?  The sunfish are easy to see in the clear water, and we can also expect to see other species of fish, turtles, herons, and wood ducks.  In July the sun will be warm but the water will be cool and waist-deep in many places. Dress appropriately.

    The Creek Crawl will start at the playground near the intersection of Lippitt and Sinclair.  Children are very welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult guardian.  In case of bad weather, both events will be postponed for one week.

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    July 3, Saturday at 9 AM

    Dress in your most patriotic outfit and join us for Eastwood's annual 4th of July Parade and Cookout!

    This year's event will be Saturday, July 3rd. Meet at the park at 9:00am to join in the parade (or lend your support by cheering from your porch!). Then be sure to stick around for a neighborhood block party from 10:00- noon, complete with a water slide bounce house, snow cones, face painting, and yard games.

    Please contact ENA Social Chair Lauren Yates if you want to create a float or provide music for the parade or can help at the picnic afterward: 803.414.6857.

    Checkout the Facebook event for more information:  

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Eastwood Neighborhood Association: State of the Neighborhood

    May 20 Thursday at 7 pm


    At the ENA spring State of the Neighborhood meeting, we will hear reports on efforts to curtail speeding and excess traffic on our streets, our playground renaissance, July 4th parade, and Volunteers in Patrol. Then our speaker, Janet Smith, on How to Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds.

    Janet Smith, a popular presenter Texas Master Gardeners and Old Lake Highlands resident, is speaking to Eastwood on how bringing these “flying flowers” to your yard and creating your own nature channel. If you have enough nectar-rich plants in your gardens, butterflies will find it. But to attract and keep butterflies in your garden, you have to be willing to feed their offspring. How to make butterflies at home in your garden with puddles for drinking and cooling off, logs for shelter, host plants for laying eggs, and, of course, flowers for nectar.

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cori Robarge, the new ENA playground chair, is looking to improve our park to make it suitable for all age groups. She wants your input! Share thoughts here. 

    A broken swing seat in the playground has now been repaired. 

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    by Michael Parkey, Riparian Committee Chair

    The first act of the 2021 wildflower performance is almost over.  The stars are taking their final bow; bluebonnets and wild foxglove, also called prairie penstemon. They are still showy, but look quickly.

    Second act performers are already on stage. Leading is Engelmann’s or cut-leaf daisy. These two-foot yellow flowers will continue blooming well into Act 3. Their antagonist (on the color wheel at least) is mealy blue sage with spikes of sky-blue to dark blue. Greenthread is easy to tell from Engelmann’s daisy, it is shorter with black centers in its yellow flowers. Supporting actors include blue flax and pink evening primrose. If you look in the woods there are lavender wild petunias (Ruellia) and shrubby rough-leaf dogwood. Its tiny flowers are miniatures of the better-known flowering dogwood.  What they lack in size they compensate with sheer numbers.

    Act 3 is usually a show stopper, but I’m not going to give it away.

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Northeast Dallas Police Department next Volunteer in Patrol (VIP) class will be held (Saturday) May 22nd at 9:00am to 1:00pm. The applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday May 19th. Northeast has over 1000 VIPs and is growing strong. 

    Download your application here. To submit your application, scan and email it to Senior Corporal Kelley or mail/drop it off at the Northeast Dallas Police Department station located at 9915 East Northwest Highway, Dallas TX 75238. 

    Please email Senior Corporal Kelley or call 214-670-7772 for more information. An email will be sent out with the online instructions after your background check has been completed.

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Michael Parkey of Eastwood Riparian designed the landscape for the restoration of the Warren Ferris Cemetery that was one of Preservation Dallas’s Preservation Project Winners for 2021. He leads a tour of the cemetery turned forested Monarch way station in Forest Hills on the first Saturday of every month. Friends of Warren Ferris Cemetery website

  • Sunday, April 18, 2021 6:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A horrible person used a string trimmer to cut paths through our main  bluebonnet patch on Creekmere. Most likely for a professional "wildflower session" photo shoot for which the photographer was well paid. Over one-tenth of the patch has been destroyed! Those were bluebonnets that now our neighborhood will not have the joy of seeing.

    This bluebonnet patch did not arise here naturally. It took hundreds of hours of manpower by Eastwood Riparian volunteers. Volunteers! The ground had to be cleared and prepared, seed had to be purchased and planted. There was weeding and watering. And when the patch did not produce sufficient flowers, we spread decomposed granite, which is hard and heavy work, purchased seed and planted again.

    We want our residents and neighbors to enjoy these beautiful bluebonnets and capture them in photos for memory. But please do so respectfully, passing between the flowers when possible and walking gently on the flowers when you must. Please minimize the flower crushing by kneeling rather than sitting. Do not spread blankets on the flowers. 

    Creekmere residents and walkers! If you see anyone damaging wildflowers in the greenbelt, contact ENA immediately by calling (469) 688-5386. Since it was likely  done by a professional photographer they will probably return. We want to know their names. 

    This act of wanton vandalism by a profiteer also prevented seed production that would ensure next year's display. This entitled jerk also littered the park with the leftover trimmer string. The perpetrator is nothing but a common thief stealing joy from our neighborhood. 

    Destruction of wildflowers by arrogant, inconsiderate photographers who care only about getting their perfect shot is a national problem, destroying wildflowers in many parks and preserves. Texas Parks & Wildlife article details this vandalism trend.

    Donations to Eastwood Riparian to show your appreciation and repair this damage will be gratefully accepted. Donate here

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