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  • Monday, September 11, 2023 4:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Eastwood Neighborhood Association will have its first Kids' Book Swap on Saturday, September 23, from 8 to 10 am in the front yard of 10268 Vinemont St. where there is a popular Little Free Lending Library. 

    Flier to come. 

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2023 10:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Parade route goes up Sylvania, west on Vinemont, and up Creekmere to the park. Not a walker? Please pull up a chair along the route and cheer the parade! Curb flags will mark the route starting on Sunday morning. (Want to help? Message me or comment!)

    Prizes will be awarded to the "Best Thing on Wheels" and the most patriotic kid, adult, and pup! Stick around after the parade for the kids' bounce house grilled hot dogs, snow cones, lemonade, and sweet treats! Bring your lawn chair and get to know your Eastwood neighbors!

    Help make the magic happen! Volunteer!

    • •Making snow cones 
    • •Temporary tattoos
    • •Keeping an eye on the food table (greeting people, refilling if necessary)
    • •Keeping an eye on the bounce house/ water slide
    • Want to help? Message me or comment!
    Brought to you by Eastwood Neighborhood Association. Your dues make it possible: https://eastwooddallas.org/join-us

  • Saturday, June 10, 2023 1:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Vinemont Triangle is coming along nicely. The winter rye cover crop that reduced cold-season erosion has faded and been cleared. Another new round of plants was installed. and now we have benches! 

    Today's Eastwood Riparian team of Triangulators included Chris Lane (blue shirt), Michael Parkey (white hair), Kim Sinks (red shirt), and Laura Sinks. 

    Thanks to a donation from resident Joey Cade in honor of her late grandmother, Kaliope, Eastwood Neighborhood Association was able to commission two benches from neighborhood woodworker Thomas O'Kelly that were installed Saturday. Rebar in the bench legs was pierced through bags of Quikcrete and then watered in to set the concrete. Those benches are not going anywhere! Memorial plaques will be added this summer. 

    To reach the Vinemont Triangle, locate the short alleys west of Sylvania and Lake Gardens. It's a small elevated triangle of land where the Vinemont Channel takes a hard turn.

    The donation will also enable the purchase of a sump pump to pull water direct from the channel to water young plants. The pump will be also handy when landscaping is done at the back of Playground Park after the bridge reconstruction next year and we can pull water from the creek. 

    The team's next task is to purchase and spread cypress mulch on the walking path. Want to join the team? Email Michael


    A new Mexican plum was fortified with rebar to hopefully prevent another round of tree vandalism. Once mature, it will be gorgeous with attractive black bark, flowers in the spring, and purple fruit in the fall. 

  • Saturday, June 03, 2023 1:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Eastwood end-of-school block party was a grand success! A few dozen folks gathered on Creekmere Circle Friday evening. It was tons of fun, especially for the kids.

    There were two water toys hooked up—a slip-and-slide and Hadley's hilarious unicorn mister—which drained water into the sidewalk. At first, kids preferred splashing in the wet sidewalk, like cat eschewing the toy you bought for the box it came in. But eventually, both water toys got their session until the unicorn went down for the count and became a wet lumpy thing for kids to scramble over.

    It just shows how all a good party needs is nice people and interesting conversation. Cajun lemonade, rose wine, and pear vodka martinis did liven things up. The popsicles were a big hit with the kids.

    Thanks to Francis and Carolyn for letting us turn their front yard into a water park, and extra thanks to Carolyn for the guac and chips. And thanks to Chelsea for a great party soundtrack and Brian for the sound system. Most of all, thanks to Eastwood social chair Lauren for pulling together another great event bound to become a neighborhood tradition.

    Onward to the July 4th parade! Your Eastwood Neighborhood Association voluntary dues make these events happen. Join or renew today: https://eastwooddallas.org/join-us

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2023 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Eastwood Neighborhood Block Party

    Friday, June 2nd from 6 to 9:30 pm

    Creekmere Circle

    Park on Vinemont or Overglen near Creekmere.

    Bring your own beverages (adult or otherwise), snacks, and lawn chairs to enjoy a fun night out with your neighbors! Music for dancing in the street, lawn games, and water activities for the kids. Want to bring something to share? We’ll have a table.

    Does your family enjoy grooving to a good beat? Get happy listening to Shrek and other animated movie soundtracks? Hip to Disney channel dance tunes? Looking for a volunteer to create a party playlist. Contact Amy.

  • Thursday, May 11, 2023 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Gather with neighbors for a state of the neighborhood meeting next Thursday!

    • Thursday May 18 at 7 pm
    • Central Lutheran Church, 1000 Easton Rd between Lake Gardens and Easton Place.

    Our speaker will be Major Nobles, DPD-NE Station Commanding Officer.

    Also on the agenda:

    • playground plans
    • end-of-summer block party
    • Facebook and Nextdoor tips
    • Dixon Branch pedestrian bridge update
    • greenbelt and Vinemont Triangle happenings

    Are you in Volunteers in Patrol? Spring meeting from 6 to 6:45 pm before the general meeting.

    Check out our website! And our Facebook group.  

  • Saturday, April 08, 2023 8:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Eastwood neighborhood hops into spring with annual Easter egg hunt

    By Raven Jordan|April 7th, 2023

    Easter may be this Sunday, but the Eastwood Neighborhood Association put all their eggs in a basket Monday evening during their annual egg hunt.

    The egg hunt took place at the Dixon Branch Greenbelt Park, between East Dallas and Lake Highlands, with more than 800 eggs for neighborhood toddlers and kids age 5 and up.

    “The Easter Egg Hunt is one of our most beloved traditions here in Eastwood, and we were thrilled to see so many families come out to enjoy the festivities this year. It was heartwarming to see parents, guardians, and kids alike searching for eggs and enjoying the various activities we had to offer,” said President of the Eastwood Neighborhood Association Scooter Smith.

    Adults could also get in on their own egg hunt, called Special Golden Eggs, with gold Easter eggs placed in higher locations out of kids’ reach. Inside were gift cards and other treats from local businesses.

    El PortónDallas ArboretumWalton’s Garden CenterWhite Rock Car BathEl Vecino and Rooster Hardware each donated prizes for the hunt.

    The day was also filled with Easter-themed corn hole, sidewalk chalk, bubbles and hula hoops. Nothing Bundt Cakes served bundtinis and El Portón served ice coffee. More than 100 neighbors and their families showed up.

    “As the Block Captain Chair for our neighborhood association, I am thrilled to see such a great turnout at our annual Easter Egg hunt,” said former President and current Block Captain Chair of the Eastwood Neighborhood Association John Walls. “It is our responsibility to foster a strong and safe community, and events like this help us by strengthening relationships and building trust among neighbors.”

    MORE: https://lakewood.advocatemag.com/eastwood-neighborhood-hops-into-spring-with-annual-easter-egg-hunt/ 


  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023 4:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Redeemer Bible Church Rezone Meeting — Special Use Permit for Highland Christian School

    • Monday, April 3rd at 6:30 pm
    • 721 Easton at Lake Highlands

    From the school: Highland Christian School is the successor to The Highlander School located at 9120 Plano Road. A recent Advocate news article described the school’s history, closing, and the school families’ desire to continue the quality education in a new school. This new school also required a new location.

    At 721 Easton Road, the school will serve pre-kindergarten to 6th grade and maintain small classroom sizes. The total enrollment proposed is approximately 76 students. The ample parking lot here will allow for managed traffic circulation during drop off and pick up times. Redeemer Bible Church will continue their normal use and operations with the addition of the weekday private school use.

    Dallas Academy, the oldest learning difference school in the state of Texas, was temporarily using the classroom facilities at Redeemer Bible Church due to pipes bursting on Christmas Eve in a portion of their campus at Buckner Boulevard. These students are high school grades and traffic circulation has been well managed in their brief time at this location.

    The initial SUP application paperwork was filed on Dallas Academy's behalf to make efforts to follow City requirements, although the City's current schedule for processing SUPs far exceeds the time that Dallas Academy was at this temporary location. Repairs at Dallas Academy have been completed and the classes have resumed at their campus. 

    Questions? 469-275-2414

  • Monday, March 20, 2023 9:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Eastwood's annual Easter Egg Hunt & Festival

    • April 3 Monday from 6 to 8 pm
    • Dixon Branch Greenbelt Park aka the playground park
    • 10305 Lippitt/Sylvania at Sinclair

    Sure to be a great time for kids of all ages! Single people and couples without kids welcome ~  ~  Come get to know your Eastwood neighbors! ~ Dogs on leashes welcome. 

    • Easter egg hunt starts at 6 pm
    • Toddlers to 5 years of age go first
    • After a few minutes, kids 6 and up
    • Don’t forget your basket
    • Special golden eggs for the adults to find with gift cards and more inside! 


    • Bounce house

    • Face painting

    • Costume prizes
    • Photos with the Easter Bunny
    • Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, hula hoops, and other games for kids


    • Lemonade – freshly made
    • Iced coffee from El Porton
    • Cotton candy – watch it spin 
    • Fruit juices and other refreshments  
    • Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes 

    Brought to you by Eastwood Neighborhood Association — made possible by your dues! Join here!

    See photos from prior years.

    Volunteer to help! Contact Lauren  

  • Sunday, February 26, 2023 5:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    by Michael Parkey, ASLA, ENA Riparian Committee Chair

    In the alleys behind the intersection of Sylvania and Lake Gardens is a mysterious triangle of land. Surrounded on all sides by concrete, it was home to a large pecan tree, a thicket of invasive shrubs, and the largest poison ivy vine in all of Eastwood. Every time I walked the channel with my dogs, I thought how great it would be to clean up the Triangle and make it a positive feature for the neighborhood.

    Last year, some nearby neighbors did something about it. The Triangle had become an occasional hangout for homeless people, which was disturbing to Eastwood residents whose properties bordered the Channel. ENA Board Member Greg Jacobs started working his contacts at the city, and neighbors Annie O’Kelly, Laura and Kim Sinks added their voices.

    The first great mystery was, who owns the Triangle? Second great mystery, who is responsible for its maintenance? The bureaucracy finally decided it was Dallas Water Utilities’ unloved child.

    So, they cleaned it up! Scraped off the invasive shrubs, hauled off the fallen trees, and loaded the trash. As soon as the city crew left, neighbors dealt the death blow to the giant poison ivy. (It fought back; there were casualties on both sides.) Suddenly, we had bare soil with the pecan tree still standing.

    Neighbors decided the Triangle should be a bird and pollinator habitat garden, with a simple path and sitting area for everyone to enjoy. Volunteers in Patrol needed it to be open and visible for security. Last fall, work began. We are controlling the invasive plants, and adding native species that give food for birds and butterflies. Take a walk down the Vinemont Channel sometime and see the Triangle.

    ENA gives thanks to Bare Roots Landscape Solutions' Chris Bacala, an Eastwood resident, and his crew for helping out with brush removal in the Vinemont Triangle. In addition to tree service, they design and maintain landscapes, install irrigation, create hardscapes, and more. Check them out! 

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