Announcing the 2022 Holiday Homes Decorating Contest Winners and Honorable Mentions!

Tour our neighborhood and see these magical sites!

Want to see all the fantastic displays of lights throughout our neighborhood? There are many, including the following winners and honorable mentions of the annual WPHA Holiday Homes Decorating Contest!

Thank you everyone for brightening our neighborhood with your holiday cheer!!!!

BEST HOMES
7300 BELLEVIEW
7410 WYOMING
7216 MADISON

BEST BLOCK
7100 BLOCK OF SUMMIT

HONORABLE MENTIONS- BLOCKS
7200 BLOCK WARD PARKWAY
1200 BLOCK W 72 ND ST
7300 BLOCK TERRACE

HONORABLE MENTIONS -HOMES (in no particular order)
7228 BELLEVIEW
809 W GREGORY BLVD
1041 W GREGORY BLVD
7411 JARBOE
7120 JEFFERSON
7240 MADISON
7130 PENNSYLVANIA
7115 SUMMIT
7310 TERRACE
7434 TERRACE
7207 WARD PARKWAY
7307 WASHINGTON
801 W 71ST TERR
1000 W 71ST TERR
1243 W 71ST TERR
1247 W 72ND TERR
1255 W 72ND TERR
1100 W 74TH ST

Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions. Thank you–and every home that decorates–for making our neighborhood a magical place to be.

Commitments to our community

The Board of Directors of Ward Parkway Homes Association developed, approved, and adopted a Mission Statement, a Vision Statement, Core Values, and a statement confirming our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  The mission of Ward Parkway Homes Association is to enhance an inclusive, safe, and connected community. Click here to read the full statements.

October 8 is WPHA Dumpster Day

Dumpster Day is exclusive to 2023 WPHA Members, but memberships will be taken DURING THE EVENT, which starts at 9:00am and goes until either 12:00 Noon or until the dumpster is full. The dumpster will be in the south parking lot of Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church, and some items are prohibited. Follow the link for important information about Dumpster Day.
https://wardparkwayhomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/WPHA2022DumpsterDay.pdf

Mums Sale September 10

Bring a POP of fall color to your yard while supporting the Beautification Committee’s neighborhood projects at the same time. The WPHA Mums Sale will have mounds of mums available on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m. (or while supplies last). Stop by the south parking lot at the Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church, 7406 Ward Pkwy.

There will be yellow, red, orange, and purple mums in two sizes: 8” ($8.00 for members; $9.50 for non-members) and 13” ($17.00 for members; $20.00 for non-members). There is no limit on how many you can buy, but supplies are limited, so plan to shop early. Credit cards, cash, or checks accepted.

Final Thirsty Thursday of 2022!

July 2022’s Thirsty Thursday was our most successful Thirsty Thursday ever, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 11 at Dodson’s Bar & Commons, located at 7438 Wornall Road, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for 2022’s final Thirsty Thursday.  Be sure to sign in with a WPHA representative to get your free drink ticket.

All the details for Spring Festival!

After months of planning, the WPHA Spring Festival is finally here!  Happening rain or shine next Saturday, April 9, Spring Festival promises to become an annual fun-tastic addition to our calendar of events.

Here’s just about everything you need to know:

  • TIME: 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • PLACE: Grounds of Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church (block from 74th to 75th and Mercier to Ward Parkway)
  • ACTIVITIES*: (free and/or fee-based depending on membership level)
    • Egg Hunt 12:00pm (remember to bring your own basket/bag)
    • Bunny Visit 12:30pm
    • Crafts
    • Train Ride
    • Petting Zoo
    • The Rescue Project
    • Youth Games with Prizes
    • Adult Area with Lawn Games
  • FOOD & DRINK:
    • Youth Drink Pouches
    • Happy Belly Food Truck
  • SERVICES: 
    • On-site Portable Potty & Sink
    • Indoor changing/feeding room
  • STORE: WPHA-branded merchandise for sale
    • Hoodies
    • Stadium Cups
  • PAYMENTS: Bring your debit or credit card. Neither WPHA nor Happy Belly Food Truck accepts cash.
  • FOOD COLLECTION: Remember to bring food items for the barrel collection to support neighbors in need.

Please note that all supplies, including Swag Bags, are limited to while supplies last!

And parents, please remember to bring a bag or basket for the egg hunt. There will also be a collection basket where you can put emptied eggs so they can be cleaned then recycled for next year.

*Remember: Unlimited access to all activities are included as part of Diamond Membership!

Exciting Spring Festival Updates!

We want to provide you with the most spectacular Spring Festival imaginable.

The event will be co-produced with Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church and supported by Kansas City’s Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund (NTDF) and, most importantly, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members of Ward Parkway Homes Association.

This year, we will combine historic activities and features — like the Bunny “Meet and Greet”, the Egg Hunt, and Treat Bags for children and youth — with brand new, free and fee-based activities that could include:

  • Designated area for adults that includes Lawn Games
  • Craft Activity
  • Petting Zoo
  • Train Rides
  • Food Truck
  • Youth Snacks and Drink Pouches
  • WPHA Branded Merchandise
  • Harvesters Food Collection Barrel
  • Portable Potty & Sink

Read more here.

Holiday Homes Decorating Contest winners and honorable mentions!

Through the end of the year, Kansas City should experience unusually warm weather. Take a walk, a drive, or even a bike ride through our neighborhood (after dark, make sure you wear reflective clothing or gear!) and explore the beautifully decorated homes, including the following winners and honorable mentions.

Individual home winners:
1216 W 71st Terrace
7232 Ward Parkway
7116 Jefferson

Best block winners:
W 72nd Terrace
(from Terrace St to State Line Rd)

Individual home honorable mentions:
7201 Belleview
7224 Belleview
7201 Jarboe
7210 Jarboe
7418 Jarboe
7414 Jarboe
7240 Madison
7300 Mercier
7319 Mercier
1243 71st Terrace
7204 Summit
7426 Summit
7241 Ward Parkway
7237 Ward Parkway
801 W Gregory
1267 W Gregory
1269 W Gregory
7410 Wyoming
7411 Wyoming
7420 Wyoming
1000 W 72nd
715 W 74th

Individual blocks honorable mentions:
1000 block of 71st Terrace
7400 block Wyoming
7300 block Jarboe

Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions. Thank you–and every home that decorates–for making our neighborhood a magical place to be.

2022 Membership Drive Underway

Ward Parkway Homes Association’s 2022 Membership Drive has officially launched.  There are three levels of membership: Gold ($60), Platinum ($135), and the new Diamond ($150), and each level has its own set of benefits which can be found here. For Platinum or Diamond Memberships, WPHA offers a convenient payment plan!  Learn more about WPHA memberships, including KCPD Security Patrol, on this page.

A Farewell from Current President

On September 30, I will finish my third and final term as the President of Ward Parkway Homes Association. Having been on the board for four years, I have had the opportunity to see the Association grow in many ways that may not be apparent to all of our members:

  • Our board is stronger due to structural changes such as adding a Finance Committee and streamlining our budget process.
  • We now have a dedicated board member who is our liaison with the city for issues that affect our association.
  • We have committed residents in place to mobilize our volunteers for events, to provide oversight and care of our islands and to organize the data to welcome new residents.
  • We have committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through our mission, vision, and core values.

All of these actions had one goal in mind, to provide a stronger and more successful organization for the residents of Ward Parkway Homes.

In the past two years, because of the dedication of board members and residents, the Association has continued to function and provide a variety of events despite the prevalence of a deadly pandemic and a challenging financial atmosphere. We did not stop. Our goal was to provide community, and we did that. I am very proud of our efforts and I am very honored to have met many of our residents that participated in those events. Thank you!

There is one goal I must leave behind for all of us to work towards. Ward Parkway Homes Association has gifted board members and gifted residents. We live in a vibrant area and there are so many amazing people who live here. It is my hope that we continue to grow in membership, coming together to build a stronger, more inclusive community that deepens the connections of neighbors and makes our association a model for others to follow.

In gratitude,
Nancy Bader