Next neighborhood meeting: Monday, May 14

Wooten Neighborhood Association meets next on Monday, May 14 at 7pm in Wooten Park. Please come and learn more about your neighborhood!

NOTE: Because Redeemer Lutheran Church is under construction, we will NOT be meeting at our usual location (the Redeemer cafeteria).

Instead, we’re having a picnic in the park! Join us at the south side of Wooten Park, near the trail between the playground and the corner garden bed. We’ll provide some snacks and drinks but feel free to bring your own food and (non-alcoholic) beverages. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to lounge on. Your kids can even play at the playground!

You can park along Dale St or Burrell Rd – or walk!

The agenda will include reports about neighborhood events, safety and crime, and Wooten Park activities. We usually hear from District 7 councilmember Leslie Pool or her staff, and our police District Representative Judson Chapman — along with lots of other news from neighbors. (Click here to read the minutes from the last meeting.)

***In case of bad weather, check for an alternate location.


Park History Updates

People shoveling and raking mulch for a young tree

We’ve recently updated the Wooten Park History page. So much has happened in the last few years: new swings and a crushed granite walking trail were added to the park, water fountains were updated, additional trees were planted, we’ve held several fundraisers and volunteer opportunities to beautify our park!

People shoveling and raking mulch for a young tree
Jeff M. and Heather H. add soil and mulch to one of Wooten Park’s new trees.

And soon construction will begin on a new shade pavilion! This pavilion couldn’t have happened without the support of our wonderful neighbors.

You can help future park projects by donating to the WNA Park Fund. We even have a few “We Love Wooten Park” yard signs still available!

Yard sign for fundraising
We Love Wooten Park yard sign

WNA officer elections at the September meeting

As past WNA President Chris Gregory stated eloquently at the end of his term:
“WNA is a group of good (and interesting, funny, and caring) people who happily welcome all neighbors into their group and make them feel that they are a part. If you have thought about serving WNA as an officer, or becoming a member, please consider joining us at our September meeting when we elect officers.” Continue reading “WNA officer elections at the September meeting”

Traffic Calming Proposal – Current State

Presently we’ve submitted our neighborhood preferences for traffic calming to our city council member representative Leslie Pool, which includes traffic calming on Fairfield. Michael Joseph Gaudini is our point person on this issue in her office.

The Transportation Department first has to put together a proposal to make a bulk purchase of the calming devices, which Council will then approve in the next few months. After that, they’ll get to work installing all of the devices, though they don’t know yet how they’ll prioritize the installation scheduling.