October 25, 2014

Halloween Safety Tips

Here are some Halloween safety tips passed along by our Fort Worth Fire Department (click on the image to view larger):


Have a safe and fun Halloween!

An Invitation to Help Shape the Future of our City Parks

The following is an invitation from Richard Zavala, Director of the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department:

The City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department is in the process of preparing the 2015 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan.  The Plan will serve as a guide for the planning and development of the Fort Worth park system for the next five to ten years.  Moreover, the Plan will provide strategic direction to ensure that the existing park system is preserved and protected and the future park system is effectively planned and efficiently developed.  Most importantly, the Master Plan enables the Parks and Community Services Department to set priorities in a holistic, proactive and prudent manner to ensure the sustainability of City's present and future park system.

The City of Fort Worth has experienced tremendous growth since the current 2004 Master Plan was adopted, and it is important that the 2015 Master Plan reflect the needs and interests of the city's diverse and growing population in order to serve our citizens in the coming years.

You are invited to attend a city-wide public meeting on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  The meeting will be held in the Lecture Hall at the Deborah Moncrief Garden Center at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.  The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public and gain input to assist in the development the 2015 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan.  View the letter from Director Zavala at this link.

If you cannot attend this event, please visit: http://fortworthtexas.gov/pacs/masterplans/, where you can provide input and complete a short questionnaire.  For more information about the meeting or to speak to someone about the Master Plan process, please contact Joel McElhany, Capital Projects/Infrastructure Manager at (817) 392-5745.

Public Meeting on the 2015 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan
Saturday, November 1, 10am
Lecture Hall at the Deborah Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard

October 22, 2014

Reminders: ONA Meeting, Halloweenie Roast

ONA Fall General Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 23, 7pm
Calvary Christian Academy

Join us tomorrow night (10/23) for ONA's fall general membership meeting!

Mary Gugliuzza of the City of Fort Worth Water Department will present a program on the growing importance of water, the need to conserve, and what the future holds for our water needs

Please bring your favorite fall goodies to share with everyone at the Fall Social after the meeting!


Annual ONA Halloweenie Roast and Costume Contest
Saturday, October 25, 2-4pm
Oakhurst Park

Bring the kids and your dogs to this annual extravaganza—costume contest, games, hot dogs, and a LOT of fun for the whole family!!

If you want to volunteer or can drop off candy, hot dogs, buns and juice boxes, please call event coordinator Glenda Shelton at 817.975.4643 or e-mail her at glendahartsell@att.net.

See you Saturday!!