This website and blog is maintained by the Historic Southwood Park Neighborhood Association, Incorporated. We are located near Foster Park on the near southwest side of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Our Association has over 700 member homes in a beautiful wooded section of land. Our entire Association is included in the Southwood Park National Historic District, which is the largest National Register District in the northern 2/3 of Indiana!
ATTENTION POTENTIAL HOMEBUYERS, BANKS AND REALTORS: Historic Southwood Park has Restrictive Covenants! Our Restrictive Covenants cover several things including fences, trees, and RENTAL PROPERTY RESTRICTIONS. In a nutshell, only properties that were rental properties in January 2006 can legally be rented. Those properties are grandfathered as rentals, until such time they become owner-occupied homes and lose that grandfathered status. ANY home that was owner-occupied at the time of adoption CANNOT BE RENTED. These restrictions have been approved by Allen Circuit Court. The Indiana Supreme Court upheld similar rental restrictions recently in a case involving an association in Kokomo. These restrictions are on file with the Allen County Recorder. You may view a PDF of the file here: SouthwoodParkCovenants
If you have questions regarding the Association, please e-mail us at Southwood_Park@yahoo.com.
Historic Southwood Park is security patrolled. Our Association hires a private security firm, Allen Protection Services, to conduct multiple random security patrols of the entire neighborhood every day of the year. Part of the security service includes vacation checks of your home while you are away. Call 747-7700 to arrange a vacation check.
Got a question? Ask a Board Member! Here is the current Board of Directors roster:
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Agenda, and Treasurer’s Reports:
2012: SP Treasury 12.12 SP Minutes 11.12 SP Treasury 11.12 SP Minutes 09.12 SP Treasury 09.12 SP Minutes 07.12 SP Treasury 07.12 SP Minutes 05.12 SP Agenda 03.14.12 SP Treasury 03.12 2011 Year End Treasurer’s Report SP Minutes 1.11.12