Welcome to the Lakewood Trails Neighborhood Association website! 
We are committed to maintaining the beauty, safety and quality of life in Lakewood Trails. Through involvement and service, everyone can ensure that Lakewood Trails is a great place to live.
Please contact us to join our email list, volunteer your time, or with any questions or concerns.
Attached is a summary we have received from the City Attorney's Office regarding the most recent Order from Dallas County that was announced yesterday (3/22). These rules go into effect on March 23rd at 11:59 p.m. and are in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020, if not earlier rescinded.
When this order goes into effect, you are required to stay at home, but can leave home for the following reasons:
  • Engaging in activities related to your health and safety or your family’s health and safety.
  • Getting supplies or services that are absolutely necessary for your household or for others.
  • Going outside for exercise.
  • Working to provide essential products or services at an essential business.
  • Caring for a family member or pet in another household.
Essential businesses will remain open, including grocery stores, food related businesses like restaurants that prepare food for delivery or carry out, schools that give free services to students or members of the public on a pick-up or take-away basis. laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers, gas stations, auto parts stores, auto and bicycle repair shops, hardware stores, and related facilities.
Please see the attached Court Order document for the Court Order restrictions and a complete listing of essential businesses that will remain open.
Please see the attached Resource Guide for COVID-19 compiled by District 9 and City staff. In this attachment, you will find the latest list of resources available as of March 24, 2020, regarding finances and COVID-19 topics such as unemployment, paying rent and mortgages, student loans, utilities, food assistance, resources for businesses and more. This will remain a living document and as regular updates with new resources are added, LTNA will update this link. Also be sure to bookmark the City’s dedicated COVID-19 website, and the Dallas County website.

Lakewood Trails Life

SoPac Trail
We received the following link highlighting the SoPac Trail by the North Texas Council of Governments. 
Watch the trail video to learn how SoPac connects neighborhood schools, retail centers, parks and more, and to see other highlighted trails videos in the region:  VIDEO
For bicycling and walking safety tips visit: LookOutTexans.org
For more information about the SoPac trail, visit the Friends of the SoPac Trail at facebook.com/sopactrail/

   Upcoming Events   
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to Saturday, May 2, 2020
Several Dallas neighborhoods are participating in “Chalk Your Walk”. The idea is to draw or write encouraging messages on your driveway or sidewalk with chalk. Then head outside and take a walk and look for other messages written by your neighbors. Let's do this, Lakewood Trails!

Sponsor of the Month
We welcome our newest sponsor, RESTATE Consulting, LLC.
RESTATE specializes in recommending the best and most profitable land-use for our clients ROI property valuation through detailed feasibility land-use analysis. Our proven track record through land-use analysis studies consistently yields positive results. Our construction tax planning benefit consultation provides up to 30% benefit enabling our clients the opportunity to increase ROI and/or increase the design quality.

Dallas Police Dept Plaque
In December 2015, the Dallas Police Department Northeast Division presented Lakewood Trails Neighborhood Association with this beautiful plaque that reads: "In appreciation of your contributions and continued support."

Posted on Mar 18th, 2020
Neighbors, thank you all for doing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This is a difficult time for all of us, especially our elderly and "shut In" neighbors. But Lakewood Trails is such a special place, people have said they want to help where they can. The first way we all can help is to check on your neighbors, at a safe distance, of course. 
In addition, Lakewood Trails has set up a new email address to assist any neighbors who may need someone to pick up groceries or prescriptions during this time. Please email LTNAcares@LakewoodTrails.net if you are unable to go shopping yourself, or if you would like to volunteer to run errands for your neighbors. 
Neighbor Barbara Daniels has volunteered to lead this effort. THANK YOU BARBARA! She will collect email requests and forward them to volunteers. 
Please note, we are planning to offer this service for the Lakewood Trails neighborhood area. If you have elderly loved ones who live in the lower East Dallas community including the M Streets, Lakewood, Lower Greenville and surrounding areas, help is available here: http://mstreetslifemagazine.com/helping-neighbors.html
Thanks all, and please be safe. 
Posted on Mar 18th, 2020
Due to the current COVID-19 concerns, as well as the temporary closing of the Dallas Parks, our LTNA Spring Picnic, scheduled for Sunday, April 19th, has been postponed. In addition, the Garden Social and Plant Swap, scheduled for Saturday, May 16th will also be postponed.
We will continue to monitor the situation and determine when it is safe to reschedule these events. 
Posted on Jan 14th, 2020
Lakewood Trails brush and bulk trash collection is the third week of the Month. For 2020, the weeks are: Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17, Jun 14, Jul 19, Aug 16, Sept 21, Oct 18, Nov 15, and Dec 20. Items must be set out by 7am on the Monday of collection week, but not earlier than the Thursday before our collection week. 
More information and to download the Dallas Sanitation app: DallasBrushandBulk.com
On June 19, 2019 the Dallas City Council adopted an ordinance amending regulations related to brush and bulky trash.  Monthly brush and bulky trash collection will be limited to 10 cubic yards.  (10 cubic yards = approximately 10 stoves). One month per calendar year, residents may set out up to 20 cubic yards, provided it is requested by calling 3-1-1 in advance.  Enforcement of these new limits begins on July 1, 2020.
Where the quantity of brush and bulky trash set out for collection exceeds 10 cubic yards and a request for an oversized brush and bulky trash collection was not submitted, the set out may be collected and a fee will be assessed on the dwelling unit's water bill.  The fee will be assessed at a rate of $60 per five cubic yards, billed in five cubic yard increments.  A citation may be issued in addition to the collection fee.
The Department of Sanitation Services will begin a public awareness campaign in early 2020 to alert residents of the changes to brush and bulky trash regulations.

LTNA Garden Corner
For anyone who has an interest or a passion for gardening, we offer seasonal garden news, information, and “tips” you can use to indulge your inner “Mother Nature” or “Johnny Appleseed.” The Garden Corner also offers you opportunity to share your own experiences, information or questions about all things lawn and garden-related! We welcome your comments/ pictures OR ideas for articles. This Garden Corner is all about how to make your own compost to use in your garden.
Please feel free to tell us about your experiences in the garden and share your landscape tips by sending an email to us at Neighbors@LakewoodTrails.net