WELCOME TO LOCHWOOD Dear Neighbor and now fellow Lochwoodian, On behalf of our residents, welcome to one of the most unique neighborhoods in Dallas! Lochwood may not be perfect, but we are working hard on getting there, thanks to our wonderful neighbors. Here are a few things you’ll discover now that you’ve ventured in: Lochwood has more publicly-accessible greenbelt, woods, and creek areas than almost any neighborhood in the city. One part of the creek boasts a beautiful waterfall that crescendos down from a neighbor’s front yard pond where kids have been welcomed for years to bring a pole & worm to catch & release. We were the first neighborhood in the city to become part of DPD’s Volunteers In Patrol (VIP) program nearly 20 years ago, reducing crime in year 1 by more than 30% and in year 2 by more than 20%. Today we have 70+ neighbors who actively participate in VIP. We have numerous ways for you to become part of a real community, including the Lochwood Parents Group, neighborhood socials at Goodfriend Burger House & Beer Garden, Guys & Gals nights at neighbor’s homes, Movies In The Park, Lochwood 5K Group Runs, Clean The Green organized trash pick-up and the Holiday Party In The Park to name a few. We also have a service to help our elderly and disabled neighbors called “SNAP,” or Service Neighborhood Assistance Program, which includes several “help duties” like getting a lift to a doctor appointment, or grocery store and pharmacy runs, or any other errand that requires a car ride. Our neighborhood motto is, “If we all do a little it will make a great, BIG difference…” We take great pride in doing our “little” for the betterment of our community. I think you will too. We hope you enjoy your Welcome Packet, new home, and living in Lochwood.
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L IV I N G & G IV I N G I N L O C HW O O D As you settle in, here is some helpful information about our Social Media, Lochwood Groups, Volunteer Opportunities, and Resources to get you familiar with your neighborhood. LOCHWOOD.COM Our neighborhood website that provides tons of helpful information about various community topics of interest as well as events related to the neighborhood association. Please Join! Register on www.lochwood.com to view all the information provided on the site, receive monthly Lochwood & area related emails and LNA mailers like the Annual Newsletter. You can also make Donations from the website.
LOCHWOOD FACEBOOK GROUP Our closed (private) group on Facebook for neighborhood residents to share various topics of community interest, including lost and found pets, and positive referrals for tradespeople and local businesses. Over 1500 Lochwood residents are members of the group. A list of home-related referrals can be viewed and downloaded. Join The Group: Search “Lochwood Neighborhood” on Facebook to find the group. Click “Request To Join.” Please confirm the street you live on, how long have you lived in Lochwood, and agree to keep your conduct within the framework of the page rules. We do this to prevent people or entities outside of Lochwood from gaining access to the group.
NEXTDOOR.COM This is a private social network where neighbors work together to build stronger and safer communities. Discuss topics such as community issues, crime and safety, as well as share recommendations and events. You can limit your post to only Lochwood or surrounding area neighborhoods. Join Nextdoor: Go to www.nextdoor.com and sign-up. The site will automatically verify your address and identity and add you to the Lochwood group. Please share your email and/or phone number when joining.
SERVICE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) This wonderful group provides free voluntary assistance to elderly and disabled residents. We can take folks to doctor appointments, pick up groceries, prescriptions, dry cleaning, and much more!
Ask for Assistance / Become Involved: Call 972-951-8703 or email snap@lochwood. com if you need help or would like to help. A friendly, neighborhood volunteer will be found to handle the request. Search “SNAP” on Facebook to find and join the group. Service requests are posted in the group. https://www.facebook.com/ groups/375268742584614/
LOCHWOOD PARENTS GROUP The Lochwood Parents Group (LPG) was founded to support families, share information and have fun! We have bimonthly meetings, and a variety of neighborhood events scheduled throughout the year (4th of July Parade and Party, Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween party, and Root Beer Float Party at the Park). In addition to scheduled family and parents’ events, the LPG also organizes and brings meals for families with new babies and sets up playdates and meet-ups for families at Lochwood Park. Become Involved: Please email us at email@example.com or go to www.meetup.com/lochwoodparentsgroup.
READY TO BE A RAM Ready to Be a Ram (RTBAR) is comprised of parents with children from birth to kindergarten. RTBAR enriches the lives of children in the Reilly attendance zone by developing relationships among future Reilly families as well as supporting our neighborhood schools (Reilly Elementary, Hill Middle School, and Bryan Adams H.S.) and providing fun, educational, and social opportunities to bring us together as a community. Attend family and neighborhood events to meet other RTBAR parents interested in exploring Reilly Elementary as an option for the start of their child’s educational career! Become Involved: For more info, go to https://www.facebook.com/ groups/210620792462811/
LOCHWOOD CRIME PREVENTION INITIATIVES (ENP & VIP) Expanded Neighborhood Patrol (ENP) is a program that allows the LNA to hire three Dallas Police Officers to patrol Lochwood. If you see a patrol car in our neighborhood, there is a good chance that it is one of our three ENP Officers. If you notice suspicious activity in our neighborhood, call 911 immediately. You may also contact the Lochwood ENP by calling 214-478-3678. Leaving Town? Have an ENP Officer check on your home while away. Call 214-478-3678 and leave a message including your name, address, a phone number they can reach you, and date of departure and return. If someone is house sitting or pet sitting, please give their name and car info (make and color). Volunteers In Patrol (VIP) is the community crime watch program composed of your neighbors who patrol the area on the lookout for suspicious activity. We are trained by the Dallas Police, patrol in pairs in our own vehicles, and call 911 if action is warranted. Lochwood has approximately 70+ neighbors that volunteer for VIP and they account for 1000+ hours of annual patrols. We are always in need of volunteers to help reduce crime in our neighborhood. Become a VIP! It only takes 2 hours per month to drive a patrol. Police crime statistics show a very positive correlation between the number of patrols and reduced crime and this has certainly proven true for our neighborhood. Contact your Area VIP Lead for more info. VIP Area 1099/1114 Leaders firstname.lastname@example.org VIP Area 1113 Leaders email@example.com DPD/NPO The NE Neighborhood Policing Team is made up of officers whose primary focus is assisting citizens in not only police issues, but also the delivery of city services. Neighborhood Police Officers are also responsible for the delivery of Crime Prevention Programs to the citizens of the Northeast Patrol Division. Contact: 214-670-4415 or 214-670-4762
E V E NT S , S O C I A L S & B E N E F IT S Enjoy the many events and socials we host, and discover the natural beauty we are lucky to have. ANNUAL MEETING
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
LOCHWOOD WALKING GROUP
Held in March every year at the Lochwood Branch Library. This event is well-attended as we discuss neighborhood-related topics and concerns while hearing from neighborhood, city, area and school leaders.
Neighbors enjoy miniature train ride/Christmas light tours, hot cocoa and outdoor movies at Lochwood Park and adjoining streets.
This group is for Lochwood neighbors who like to walk for exercise or leisure. https://www.facebook.com/ groups/1365726533474520/
ROOT BEER SOCIAL
Hosted by the LPG in September at Lochwood Park. Bring your chairs, footballs, frisbees and your sweet tooth!
Held periodically at local establishments such as Goodfriend, District 9 and Oak Highlands Brewery (OHB), neighbors are more than happy to support our local eateries and “drink-eries”.
4TH OF JULY PARADE & PARTY Hosted by the LPG, Lochwood comes out in full force to display our patriotism and parade around the streets of Lochwood in Red, White & Blue! A bounce house, face painting tent and the DF&RD Station Firetruck are big attractions.
MOVIES IN THE PARK Held twice a year at Lochwood Park, as well as one at Reilly Elementary and one at Hill Middle School, neighbors gather to watch family-friendly movies, socialize and picnic under the stars.
REILLY RAM SPIRIT M. T. Reilly is our wonderful neighborhood elementary. Enjoy Pumpkin-Palooza Fall Carnival, Spirit Nights, and Butterfly Garden events. Connect with preK parents and learn more about Reilly Elementary by joining the “Ready to Be a Ram” (RTBAR) group.
NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT OUT Families gather at the park to meet new neighbors, play in the bounce house and meet our DPD Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO), as well as thank our three ENP Officers.
EASTER EGG HUNT Hosted by the LPG, this popular event is the Saturday before Easter at Lochwood Park. Enjoy the bounce house, meet the Easter Bunny and search for eggs!
HALLOWEEN PARTY Hosted by the LPG, this ghoulish gathering brings out the neighborhood’s many creative and costumed characters!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Every October, we gather at Lochwood Park to visit with our neighbors as well as thank our local DPD Officers, DPD/ENP Officers and Lochwood VIP crime fighting team!
BACK 2 SCHOOL PIZZA PARTY Held in August at the Lochwood Branch Library, the neighborhood donates school supplies while providing pizza and showing a movie to needy families in the community.
BLOCK PARTIES Many streets will organize festive, social block parties like this one. Always fun when neighbors on your street meet face-to-face and bond through potluck-ing.
BEAUTIFICATION Led by our Beautification Lead, join the “green team” to help out with landscaping projects at designated areas in our park and neighborhood.
CLEAN THE GREEN An organized, neighborhood trash pick-up in the spring and fall. We meet at Lochwood Park on Sat. mornings, hand out trash grabbers, bags and disperse to clean up designated areas.
RUN LOCHWOOD A 5K run is organized periodically on Saturday mornings. Socialize over donuts and coffee after. For more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GALS & GUY’S NIGHTS Held usually once a month during the spring/summer/fall, neighbors will host gals-only and guys-only functions to meet new neighbors and catch-up with friends.
LOCHWOOD BLOOD DRIVES We partner with the Lochwood Branch Library and American Red Cross to host semi-annual drives, collecting life-saving blood and supporting the Bryan Adams H.S. Leadership Academy Scholarship.
PARK, GREENBELTS & CREEKS We are fortunate to live in such beautiful and natural surroundings, including our neighborhood park. There are places you can easily walk to that make you feel you are miles out of the city.
WONDERFUL WILDLIFE Our area is filled with amazing wildlife that roam the park, greenbelts and creeks. On any given day, you might see coyotes, foxes, bobcats, rabbits, raccoons, turtles, owls, armadillos, bats, and many other animals! Photos: Lochwood 4th of July Parade and Party Neighborhood Night Out Reilly Elementary Mighty Rams Block Party Potluck Exploring Lippitt Branch Creek Movies In The Park
US E F U L N E I G H B O R H O O D C O NTAC T S & I N F O Reporting Suspicious People and Vehicles
MONTHLY BULK TRASH PICKUP
Lochwood’s Bulk Trash Week is the 3rd Monday of each month. The earliest brush and bulk garbage items can be placed out is the Thursday evening before the scheduled collection week. Our neighborhood leaders, Karen & Nick Ramos, will set out the LNA Bulk Trash Pick-up Signs around Lochwood as a reminder to residents when bulk trash is allowed to be placed curbside.
ENP / Out of Town Home Check
LNA Contact Line
214-701-7011 or 214-328-1984
214-670-4415 or 214-670-4762
BOARD MEMBERS President: Vice President:
NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS Lochwood Parents Group: SNAP: Sponsorship/Partnership:
Please Note: Brush and bulk garbage placed out for collection outside your designated collection week is subject to a citation and fine of up to $2,000. Warnings are not issued for out-of-cycle placements. Residents can be given citations for the first occurrence. • • • •
WHAT GOES TO THE CURB? Tree Limbs (8ft or less is preferable) • Bagged Leaves Shrubbery (separate from bulky items) • Furniture Appliances (except those with Freon) • Carpet Mattresses
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WHAT DOES NOT GO TO THE CURB? Mirrors and Glass (e.g. window or shower glass) Electronics (e.g. televisions, computers, etc.) Lawnmowers (or any machinery that may contain gasoline) Construction Debris • Bricks, Concrete, Rocks, Dirt, etc. Car parts (e.g. engine) • Tires
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Lochwood Parents Group
VOLUNTEERS IN PATROL (VIP) VIP 1099/1114 Leaders VIP 1113 Leaders
LOCHWOOD GOODS Custom, Lochwood Logo’d Apparel is available to purchase at Dowdy Studio, at 1165 Peavy Rd. We also sell items through local or online resources. To identify our pets, we have a partnership with Dog Tag Art, where you can purchase Lochwood Pet ID Tags by going to www.DogTagArt.com/Lochwood. Window decals should be included in your packet. If you need more decals dropped off at your address, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CODE COMPLIANCE We are so proud of this beautiful neighborhood and would like to keep the area looking clean and tidy at all times. You can help do your part by simply following simple neighborly etiquette of keeping your lawn mowed, trees trimmed in your yard and alleyways (which is the responsibility of the home owners into each alley). In addition, there are many other ways to help keep our neighborhood healthy, safe, and vibrant. If you see a code violation or would like to report one, please contact City of Dallas Code Compliance by dialing 311. There you will be able to report a violation and find out what to do if you received a violation. • • • • •
TOP 10 MOST COMMON CODE VIOLATIONS High Grass and Weeds • Junk Motor Vehicles Street/Alley/Sidewalk Obstructions • Bulky Trash Illegal Outside Storage • Litter Signs on Public Right of Way • Substandard Structures Illegal Dumping • Graffiti ______________________________________________
VISIT A GREAT RESOURCE AROUND THE CORNER The Lochwood Branch Library provides entertaining and educational programs for all ages. Stop by the library to talk with our staff and check out our website at www.dallaslibrary2.org/branch/lochwood.php to discover the many resources and programs we offer. Reserve the large classroom or larger, versatile Black Box Theater (equipped with a large projection screen) for an event or meeting. We look forward to seeing you at the library! 11221 Lochwood Blvd, Dallas, TX 75218. The main number is 214-670-8403.
D O N AT I N G TO T H E L N A Your Donation to the Lochwood Neighborhood Association Helps Fund These Vital Community Initiatives, Events, Activities and Resources. EXPANDED NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL (ENP)
VOLUNTEERS IN PATROL (VIP)
Since 2000, we have supported ENP whereby we retain off-duty Dallas Police Officers to patrol Lochwood. It’s an essential part of our fight against crime and it requires our continual investment to maintain. Hours patrolled averages to 120+/month at a cost of $4000+/month.
BEAUTIFICATION - LANDSCAPING
COMMUNICATIONS Provides Communications via the Website, Email Group and Mailed Materials.
CLEAN THE GREEN (TRASH PICK-UP) NATIONAL NIGHT OUT MOVIES IN THE PARK NEIGHBORHOOD SOCIALS NEIGHBORHOOD BLOOD DRIVES
We consider the first $60 of your donation to be “voluntary dues.” Any amount over $60 is dedicated to ENP. We encourage you to consider a donation total of $180 (or $15 per month), but we realize not everyone can do that. Any amount you donate is appreciated.
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A R E A SC H O O L PTA G R O U PS M. T. REILLY PTA
ROBERT T. HILL PTA
BRYAN ADAMS PTSA
Over 300 volunteers strong, the RPTA holds several fundraisers throughout the year, works toward school and campus improvement projects, teacher appreciation efforts, and achieving academic success for every Reilly Elementary student.
The Hill PTA now holds two dances a year for the middle school - Dance on the Hill in October and a Valentine’s Dance in February. They also host the Movie On The Hill community event every spring, support the teachers and staff with appreciation lunches and dinners, and are actively working to improve the quality of our neighborhood middle school.
The BA PTSA works to support the high school and leadership academy through beautification projects, student assistance - such as uniforms and supplies - and teacher support and encouragement.
PTSA Values Collaboration, Commitment, Diversity, Respect and Accountability https://www.facebook.com/ groups/458788470953708/
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RESIDENT DONATION and INFORMATION FORM Representing Lochwood Residents Since 1984 USE THIS FORM ONLY IF YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE YOUR DONATION VIA CHECK AND MAIL IT TO US. If you are new to the neighborhood, please register on Lochwood.com, which includes adding your contact information. Your information is important and will not be shared with outside groups. Please write legibly. Name:
Alternate Phone (if applicable):
LNA DONATION OPTIONS Make checks payable to Lochwood Neighborhood Association (or LNA will be fine) and mail back in the return envelope that is included with your packet.
PLEASE SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PAYMENT BY MAIL OPTIONS
A one time donation of $_______________ is enclosed for this year.
We appreciate any amount you are able to donate. However, we encourage you donate $180.
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$30 x 4 Option ($120): An initial donation of $30 is enclosed. I will pay 3 additional payments of $30 each.
$45 x 4 Option ($180): An initial donation of $45 is enclosed. I will pay 3 additional payments of $45 each.
$60 x 4 Option ($240): An initial donation of $60 is enclosed. I will pay 3 additional payments of $60 each.
$75 x 4 Option ($300): An initial donation of $75 is enclosed. I will pay 3 additional payments of $75 each.
$95 x 4 Option ($380): An initial donation of $95 is enclosed. I will pay 3 additional payments of $95 each.
$115 x 4 Option ($460): An initial donation of $115 is enclosed. I will pay 3 additional payments of $115 each.
$135 x 4 Option ($540): An initial donation of $135 is enclosed. I will pay 3 additional payments of $135 each.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LOCHWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD.
P.O. Box 180456 I Dallas, TX 75218 I 214.701.7011 or 214.328.1984 I ENP 214.478.3678 www.lochwood.com I Join us on Facebook by searching “Lochwood Neighborhood”
Crime Prevention Tips Our neighborhood deals with the same challenges faced by most in Dallas, or any major metropolitan area, when it comes to theft. Here are safety and security suggestions to follow to hopefully avoid the “easy-in, easy-out” targets for criminals. 1. Stolen Packages: If possible, have packages delivered to your workplace. If ordering from
Amazon, have your packages delivered to the Amazon Locker at the 7-11 on the corner of Easton and Garland Rd. Or, get a P.O. Box at the UPS Store in Casa Linda. Use a large plant or install a small barrier/container and instruct the deliverer to leave packages out of view. If leaving town, place all packages on hold.
2. Car Break-In: If possible, park cars in your garage. If that is not possible, never leave anything of even nominal value in your car and keep doors locked. Be sure to tell the same to visiting friends and family.
3. Garage and/or Shed Items Stolen: Even when you are home, make an effort to keep
your garage door closed and valuables (bikes, power tools, etc.) out of view. When not in use, your shed should remain locked. Especially with wooden sheds, it is important that the hardware surrounding the lock is sturdy and cannot be easily ripped off or cut. Mark/engrave your items (Operation ID) and keep a record of each item’s serial number.
4. Home Break-In: There are practical things that can be done to reduce the possibility of your
home being broken into. Alternatively leave various interior lights on in your home when you leave the house, visible from the outside. Leave a radio on loud enough to be heard by someone standing at your front door. Do not have valuable items visible to someone peering into any of your windows. Install and activate a centrally monitored alarm system and register your system with the Dallas Police Department. Install a home security camera system. Our personal theft “deal breaker” favorite - Add a large dog to the family.
WHEN TRAVELING: Please call our ENP (Expanded Neighborhood Patrol ) Police Officers to check on your house. Leave your name, address, a phone number they can reach you, and date of departure and return. If someone is house sitting or pet sitting, please include their name and car info (make and color). LOCHWOOD ENP: 214-478-3678.
5. General Safety & Security Tips A.
SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING: Is there someone or something that just looks a bit out of place or out of the ordinary? Home burglars will often scope a neighborhood and they rely on no one seeing or acknowledging them. Call 911 and report suspicious vehicles, people, and activities. You can also call our ENP Officers: 214-478-3678.
B. GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS: Knowing and sharing contact information with your neighbors can play a vital role in neighborhood safety by simply being alert to unusual or out-of-place cars and people and immediately reporting anything or anyone suspicious to the police. Retirees, stay-at-home moms/dads, and home office neighbors can help keep a lookout during the day. C.
LIGHT UP LOCHWOOD: Invest in exterior lighting to avoid any dark hiding places. Soft, overall landscape lighting eliminates dark areas that might hide an intruder, exposing any movement on your property. Overly bright lights actually have a negative effect, creating undesirable pockets of deep shadow.
D. MARK YOUR ADDRESS NUMBER: Let first responders and VIPs (Volunteers In Patrol) easily identity your home by having curbside, front exterior and alleyway address numbers.
This informational care packet was created to welcome our new neighbors to Lochwood, in East Dallas.
Published on Jul 8, 2021
This informational care packet was created to welcome our new neighbors to Lochwood, in East Dallas.