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; host periodic sales of plants.
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.
This spirited event that kicks off spring in Kansas City happens on the grounds of Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church. Event coordination includes plans for areas dedicated for families and children and areas dedicated for adults. The Family Area will host a craft station, a petting zoo, train rides, and an egg hunt. The Grown Ups Area will have a space where adults can visit, including yard games and activities. WPHA branded merchandise and a local food truck will be on-site. Participants can help judge a neighborhood cooking contest, The Taste of Ward Parkway Homes.
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.
Kick off summer and the end of the school year with the Summer Picnic on the grounds of Hale Cook Elementary. Event coordination includes plans for areas dedicated for families and children and areas dedicated for adults. The Family Area will host pony rides, carnival games, train rides, and a decorated Bicycle, Tricycle, Scooter Contest while adults will have a separate Grown Ups Area similar to Spring Festival. A Kona Hawaiian Ice Truck, a local food truck, a Harvesters collection barrel, and WPHA branded merchandise will be on-site. Everyone can enjoy live acoustic music and pop-up ‘stores’ featuring WPHA artisans.
Residents who have lived in Ward Parkway Homes for a specified amount of time are invited to a special event to honor and acknowledge them. Help coordinate event and menu; greet and check in guests; recruit volunteers; and more.
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.
Organize our annual house decorations contest during the third or fourth weekend in October. Recruit the previous year’s winners to judge displays throughout the neighborhood. Inform and announce winners.
Organize our annual holiday lights contest during the second weekend in December. Recruit the previous year’s winners to judge lighting displays throughout the neighborhood. Inform and announce winners and deliver yard signs.
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.