Ridglea North News

July 2020

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July 4th Parade & Kona Ice

Saturday, July 4, 9:30am

This year, RNNA is taking our 4th of July celebration to the streets! Our patriotic parade of vehicles will cruise through Ridglea North starting at 9:30am. All neighbors are invited to participate - as a spectator or by driving in the parade. Check out these simple guidelines for driving in the parade, and click below to RSVP to Events Coordinator Renee Mitcham if you want to join.

Kona Ice will be set up at Berney Park from 10-11:30am. Pick up a tropical shaved ice at your leisure. Card payments only (no cash).

RNNA wishes to remind neighbors to take the proper precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If possible, please stay in your own yard to view the parade. If moving to a different location is necessary, please keep a 6 foot distance from those outside your household and consider wearing a mask. RNNA discourages congregating in Berney Park. The safety and health of our neighbors is our highest priority!

Parade drivers wanted! Click here to RSVP

Patriotic Decor Contest

Judging takes place Friday, July 3

Get ready to show your red, white and blue! Our Patriotic Decor Contest will recognize the three most patriotic and beautifully decorated homes in Ridglea North. Put your flags, banners and lights on display for all to enjoy. Judging and awards will take place July 3. Contact contest organizer Renee Mitcham with any questions.

Park & Green Spaces Update

A note from the RNNA Park & Green Spaces Director

Howdy RNNA Friends & Neighbors!

Have you noticed how great Berney Park and the new sign and trees look? In my opinion, Berney Park has never looked better and we have YOU to thank for a big part of that! The park requires lots of care. Through RNNA, we have worked hard on ant control, weed control, and fertilizer for the grass. We have trimmed the crêpe myrtles, mulched, repaired irrigation, installed some new irrigation, planted Lantana, and worked carefully with the City to align our goals and efforts with theirs. The City is trying to schedule the “Citizen Forester“ Group to do a little more work on the crêpe myrtles, and their own crews to trim up some of the smaller Live Oaks and ensure that the larger Live Oaks' branches leave adequate room for pathways and areas around the playground.

The Park & Green Spaces Committee led a fabulous social distance work effort to clean up all the beds around the entire park. A lot of folks pitched in and worked hard to get those beds looking their best! With respect to social distancing expectations, we have decided to have the beds professionally maintained for the rest of 2020, but hope to return to neighborhood involvement in 2021. For the remainder of 2020, we appreciate any financial support towards this cause you may have, or help by simply pulling weeds when you notice them in the park.

I welcome phone calls, emails, or texts from anyone looking to join the parks & green space committee, or learn more about what we’re doing in Berney Park or any of the green spaces around Ridglea North! We are so lucky to have Berney Park as the heart of this wonderful neighborhood.


Joe French

(713) 269-5153

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Ridglea North Crime Watch

If you’re interested in learning about crime prevention and helping to watch out for all Ridglea North neighbors, consider joining our Crime Watch group. Members become familiar with the dynamics of the neighborhood including who lives around them, which vehicles belong on their street and what time of day neighbors come and go – and then report any suspicious activity using 911. Observations are shared with the other members via a group text so that the group can make additional observations to aid in first responder investigations. Participants do NOT patrol the neighborhood or try to engage with anyone suspected of criminal activity. Interested in joining? Click below to contact RNNA VP of Public Safety Joe Slaieh.

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Preventing Vehicle Burglaries

Review these guidelines for preventing vehicle burglaries. Thanks for keeping Ridglea North safe!

Yard of the Month

Congratulations to our Yard of the Month winner at 3140 Edgehill Rd. Thank you for keeping Ridglea North beautiful!

Ridglea North 5K Postponed to Spring 2021

Due to current event restrictions, the Ridglea North 5K, originally scheduled for April 25, 2020, has been postponed to Spring 2021. Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers and runners for your support of this event. More details to come.

Neighbor Spotlight: Phil Prounh

1) Tell us about yourself and your family. I grew up in California and moved to Texas about 12 years ago where I attended Saginaw High School and later graduated UT Arlington. I now lead the Commercial Retail Business Development team at The Patel Law Group/Fidelity National Title. My fiancé Emily grew up and lived in Arlington most of her life where she attended Arlington High School and also graduated UT Arlington with a biology degree. She now works at JPS as a medical lab technician. We also have our 10 year old son Nate, who attends Northbrook Elementary School.

2) How long have you lived in Ridglea North? We have lived in Ridglea North since July 2019.

3) What’s your favorite neighborhood activity or event? We have only lived here for a short period of time but we love how active the neighborhood is during all the holidays especially Halloween. We are looking forward to all the upcoming July 4th festivities as well!

4) What’s your favorite thing to do in Fort Worth? We are huge foodies and love to try all the fun new restaurants in town.

5) What’s your best advice on being a good neighbor? Best advice on being a good neighbor is to be friendly, inviting and considerate of your neighbors. We have great neighbors that make the experience living here amazing so far.

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