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Garage Sales Set for June 10 and August 5

June 9, 2017

The most-asked question every year is: “when are the Garage Sales?”

Southwood Park will have two again this year on June 10 and August 5.

garage sale sign

The Association will place ads in Fort Wayne Newspapers and post signs around the neighborhood.  You should post balloons or a sign in front of your house on those Saturdays to let buyers know you are participating.

Oakdale is having a Home Tour the same day, June 10, so we will hope for big crowds.

It’s a great way to make space in the garage or basement, earn a little pocket cash, and get out and meet your neighbors!  Or it could be the chance to snap up some great bargains.  In any case, it’s fun.  Good luck!


Dirt Day 2017

May 3, 2017

Every year since 1978, the Association has purchased quality soil for residents to use in their gardens, flower pots, and yards.  This is our 40th year helping Southwood Park gardeners!  On May 13th, we are having 12 cubic yards of quality tri-mix soil from Felger’s Peat Moss delivered.  All you have to do is take your wheelbarrow to the sites and get what you need!

But it has been very rainy this spring!  To avoid the Dirt Day from becoming “Mud Day”, we are pushing it one week later.  This event is typically held the first Saturday of May, but it will be the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend this year.  If there is another weather-related delay, we will announce plans here and on Facebook.

Two locations are new this year. We are picking some of the wider street areas.  By popular demand, we will have a site in Section B this year! There will be three dirt pickup sites:

  • Indiana Avenue at Maxine Drive
  • South Wayne Avenue at Maple Grove Avenue
  • Westover Road at Crestwood Drive

Dirt is for Historic Southwood Park homes only!  No dumping.  Please take only what you need, and be considerate of other neighbors.


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