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Earth Day Neighborhood Cleanup – April 22, 2017

April 18, 2017

We will meet at the Roundabout (intersection of Old Mill Road and Westover Road) at 1PM on Saturday, April 22, 2017. We will be doing light cleanup and mulching at various pocket gardens in Historic Southwood Park including: the Roundabout, Indiana Avenue Pillars, Arlington Avenue, South Wayne Avenue, Tacoma Avenue, Beaver at Pettit, Westover Road, and Sunset Drive.

Bring the following: gloves, water (if its warm out), a rake or other cleanup tools, and friends!

The Association will supply the mulch, yard waste bags, and other supplies. Please join us!

In case of rain, please watch our Facebook page! Our planned rain date will be Sunday April 23 at 1PM.

Where do Millennials Buy Homes? Here in Fort Wayne.

January 24, 2017

If you think that the people looking at homes for sale in Historic Southwood Park seem younger, you are on to something.  Fort Wayne was recently named the #7 city in the United States for Millennial home ownership.

We have known for a while that our neighborhood was a great bargain.  It turns out that Fort Wayne as a whole is.  And our neighborhood has many qualities that make it look and feel as authentic is it really is:  a park-like setting, historic home styles, and friendly active neighbors.

Read more here:

Executive Director of The Summit Interviewed on Public Radio

January 15, 2017

Melissa Dessaigne, Executive Director at The Summit was recently interviewed by WBOI’s Julia Meek.  Take a listen to the interview and learn more about collaboration taking place with our association’s neighbor and its partners.img_2575_0

Melissa Dessaigne. Photo courtesy of The Summit.

Surrounding neighborhoods and The Summit share a common goal of building a vibrant community network.

December 2016 Southwood Park News and Board of Directors Candidate Bios

December 27, 2016

Homeowners in Historic Southwood Park should have received mail from us this week.  In that mailing you would have found a copy of the newsletter, the ballot/survey on the reverse page, and the 2017 Dues Invoice.  The candidates’ bios are attached below so you can read a bit more on the candidates.

Please mail your completed ballots/surveys and the 2017 dues invoice by January 31, 2017.  Send them to Historic Southwood Park, c/o Above and Beyond Community Management, 507 Airport North Office Park, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.



The Friendly Fox is Reviewed by the News-Sentinel

November 22, 2016

We love the Friendly Fox and the fact that it is right next door to Historic Southwood Park!  If you haven’t been, or haven’t been in a while, it worth a trip.


You will be hungry after reading this restaurant review in the News-Sentinel.–The-Friendly-Fox

Notes About Leaves

November 16, 2016

The City’s “official” last leaf pickup for the south side has already passed.  Many leaves still remain in trees due to this year’s record warmth and late frost.  The October SWAP meeting mentioned that the City plans to add two weeks of pickups – unofficially – to finish the job this year.  This depends on the Street Department NOT need snowplows.

So, we think you can still rake to the curb one last time.  Call 311 and encourage the City to make one last pass on the south side. Or you can biodegradable bag them and call 311 before mid-December to be safe.



Halloween Trick-or-Treat Hours Announced

October 15, 2016

Historic Southwood Park is one of the BEST neighborhoods for Halloween trick-or-treating.  Be ready for all the little ghosts and witches!

Here is the official City press release announcing Halloween hours: 

The official hours for trick-or-treat 2016 have been established for the City of Fort Wayne. Trick-or-treat will be observed from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Trick-or-treaters should only visit those homes with an illuminated exterior front light (or porch light) indicating that trick-or-treaters are welcomed.

Trick-or-treaters should remember the following safety rules:
Do not wear costumes that obscure your vision
Wear reflective clothing or light colored clothing to make you more visible to motorists
Travel in groups composed of at least one adult
Have a pre-planned route
Only cross streets at the crosswalks
Visit familiar homes and do not enter a stranger’s home
Be prepared for adverse weather
Refrain from consuming any treats until inspected by an adult