Welcome
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.
 
Lakewood Trails Life
PORCH PHOTOS
 
For all of you who participated in Wayne Maynard's "porch portrait" project, the porch portraits are done and available. Please follow the following link Lakewood Trails Photos and enjoy. You can tell from the photographs that even though we are limited in what we can do and where we can go, Lakewood Trails residents are making the best of it. Also Wayne produced a video using the images from the project. Follow the following link to enjoy it: Lakewood Trails video
 

   Upcoming Events   
Annual Halloween Party - CANCELED
Saturday, October 17, 2020
We have been postponing the decision making on whether or not to have the annual Lakewood Trails Halloween Block Party this year as long as we could. The date for the party is only 6 weeks away, Saturday October 17. Obviously, the COVID situation hasn’t improved as much as we had hoped, so regretfully, we are postponing this annual event. As things improve, we will look to rescheduling a similar event in the spring.
 
To make up for it, a little, we are going to have a special Halloween Yard of the Month award, given out at the end of October, for the spookiest yard. More details on this will be coming soon!
 
We are sorry but hopefully we will gather as a neighborhood again in the spring!

DALLAS COVID-19 UPDATE
COVID-19 DASHBOARD
The City of Dallas has created a COVID-19 Dashboard containing data that is updated daily on COVID-19 cases, ventilator and bed capacity, lab tests, demographic information, and other critical data. Check it out by clicking HERE.
 
Dallas County Summary Report (updated July 21, 2020). The report contains race/ethnicity information on the confirmed tests and deaths and important information comparing influenza ICU admissions and hospitalizations and COVID-19 ICU admissions and hospitalizations. Dallas County only updates the summary report on Tuesdays and Fridays.
 
COVID-19 DISTRICT 9 RESOURCE GUIDE
 
Please see the Resource Guide for COVID-19 (updated April 17, 2020) compiled by District 9 and City staff. In this attachment, you will find the latest list of resources available 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. *****
 
***** To receive the daily newsletter from Eric Johnson, Dallas mayor, sign up here. This will give you up-to-date information on all testing locations, dates and times. *****
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
STAY HOME. STOP THE SPREAD. SAVE LIVES.
 

LTNA Garden Corner
 
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.
 
Summer Garden Corner #1 is all about using your extra time this summer to grow your own vegetable garden, by our neighbor Donna Dierkes.
 
Summer Garden Corner #2 is about some of our LTNA neighbors who have been making the most of this "sheltering at home" time by planting and tending their very own vegetable, fruit and herb gardens at their homes.  
 
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
 
 

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/

   News   
AUGUST 2020 YARD OF THE MONTH
Posted on Sep 8th, 2020
Congratulations to Ann and Dighton Packard, 6903 Lyre Lane, Lakewood Trails August 2020 Yard of the Month!
 
North Haven Gardens sponsors our Yard of the Month and winners receive a $50.00 gift certificate and sign to display in their yard for that month. Remember that only members of Lakewood Trails Neighborhood Association are eligible for the Yard of the Month. If you are not yet a member, it's easy to join and dues are only $20 a year. For upcoming classes, newsletters and plant lists from North Haven Gardens, click on the Garden Education tab at nhg.com.
SEPTEMBER 2020 YARD OF THE MONTH
Posted on Sep 8th, 2020
Congratulations to Sarita Prabhu, 6805 Santa Maria, Lakewood Trails September 2020 Yard of the Month!
 
North Haven Gardens sponsors our Yard of the Month and winners receive a $50.00 gift certificate and sign to display in their yard for that month. Remember that only members of Lakewood Trails Neighborhood Association are eligible for the Yard of the Month. If you are not yet a member, it's easy to join and dues are only $20 a year. For upcoming classes, newsletters and plant lists from North Haven Gardens, click on the Garden Education tab at nhg.com.
2020 BRUSH AND BULK COLLECTION
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.
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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."