There are many ways to get involved in the Ward Parkway Homes Association. We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers. Here are some of the committees and events that would welcome your help.
Coordinate with landscaping company for island maintenance; discuss and implement ideas to beautify the neighborhood.
Public green spaces:
Board members are elected leaders who meet regularly to discuss issues and make decisions about running the neighborhood, in accordance with the association bylaws.
Help us publicize the Ward Parkway Homes Association’s events, activities and other important information through newsletters, website, social media, etc.
Typically held two weeks before Easter, this spirited egg hunt on the Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church lawn is a favorite for young kids. Event coordination includes filling eggs with candy, hiding them, planning refreshments.
This lunchtime picnic celebrates Independence Day each July 4th, typically at Hale Cook Elementary School. Help organize bike parade, food, water, prizes, and entertainment; acquire block party permit; assist with setup/cleanup.
Residents are invited to the WPHA’s Neighborhood Night Out events, held at a Waldo restaurant/bar. Meet your neighbors and rekindle old friendships while enjoying free food and drinks. Help coordinate event and menu; greet and check in guests; recruit volunteers; solicit door prizes and conduct drawing.
The WPHA periodically collects nonperishable food for donation to Harvesters: The Community Food Network. Help distribute bags around neighborhood for food drive; collect food and deliver to Harvesters.
Organize our annual holiday lights contest during the second weekend in December. Recruit the previous year’s three winners to judge lighting displays throughout the neighborhood. Award prizes and deliver yard signs to winners. The best-decorated block or cluster of homes wins $100 toward a future block party. (Any resident who is a current dues-paying member as of Dec. 1 is eligible to win.)
Caroling with neighbors is a much-loved tradition during the holiday season. Volunteer to be a singer or musician (no skills required!). Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight to use as we stroll part of the neighborhood.
Provide occasional legal information, advice and representation to WPHA Board of Directors.
Help us welcome new residents to the neighborhood, encourage membership and foster connections.
Interested in crime prevention and neighborhood security issues? The Security Committee helps monitor issues and identify strategies to enhance safety and reduce crime in our area.