The latest WHNA News


Save the Date for National Night Out  

Tuesday, October 4 from 6-8 p.m.
Rosemont Park – at Rosemont Avenue and 7th Street

Please join us for this free family and pet-friendly event that has become a fun tradition in Winnetka Heights. First introduced in 1984, NNO began as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

U.S. Congressman Marc Veasey and Councilman Scott Griggs, as well as representatives from the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, will be in attendance.

  • Enjoy FREE food and drinks
  • Learn helpful crime prevention tips
  • Get information on the North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol (NOCUPP) program
  • Jam out to music from our very own neighborhood DJs
  • Enjoy fun activities for the kids, including a bounce house, piñata, face painting, games, and photos with the fire truck
  • Learn pet safety information including tips on how to help stray animals


Volunteer for this event!
The Winnetka Heights National Night Out event has become more and more popular every year. So if you’d like to help out, it would be greatly appreciated.

There are various volunteer opportunities including:

  • Face painting
  • Overseeing kids’ activities
  • Distributing food
  • Sharing your personal playlist with your favorite songs as a Neighborhood DJ – we’re looking for 4 Neighborhood DJs to each play a 20-minute compilation

If you’d like to volunteer, please email Crime Watch Committee Chair, Russ Aikman at


Thank you to our dedicated sponsors!
The Kessler Theater

State Representative Rafael Anchia
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Billy’s Welding Service




WHNA donates to local DPD sub-station

On July 7 of this year, five officers lost their lives and nine were injured while trying to keep a crowd safe during a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas.

Although it will be remembered as one of the most harrowing nights in our city’s history, the bravery exhibited by Chief Brown and the Dallas Police Department will be revered forever.

To show our support for our dedicated officers, the WHNA has set aside a donation to go towards the purchase of items on the Dallas PoliceSouthwest Sub-station Amazon Wish List.

These items include chest wound seals and tourniquet cases that will help officers who are injured in the line of duty. Every donation helps, so the list also includes $10 Amazon Gift Cards that will go towards the purchase of these potentially life-saving items.

We wanted to share the Wish List with our neighbors, so you would have the opportunity to show your support as well, if you wish.


September Membership Meeting   

Tuesday, September 13
Enjoy complimentary wine starting at 6:30 p.m.; the meeting begins at 7 p.m. 
Turner House,  401 North Rosemont
We hope you can join us for the September Membership Meeting where we’ll learn about the latest neighborhood news and upcoming events. If you live in Winnetka Heights, you’re already a member of the neighborhood association.
There will complimentary wine, so come early, catch up with your neighbors and get the scoop on neighborhood happenings.

WH Launches New Neighborhood Cat TNR Program

Winnetka Heights is full of proud pet parents and animal lovers, as well as loyal guardians of porch kitties. Neighborhood cats kill mice, rats and snakes, and can make good companions. But unsterilized cats can produce up to 4 litters every year — which could result in hundreds of offspring over a lifetime.

A proven, humane method of controlling the neighborhood cat population is called Trap, Neuter, and Release (TNR). Cats are humanely trapped, sterilized and then released back into their colony. Simply removing cats from their colonies is ineffective, because it allows new cats to enter the territory.

TNR programs help:

  • Prevent cats from reproducing
  • Stabilize colonies by keeping other cats from entering the territory
  • Decrease male spraying and cat fights
  • Foster a better quality of life for neighbors, as well as neighborhood cats

The WHNA is launching its own Neighborhood Cat TNR Program, and we’re looking for volunteers to help with the effort. There are several ways to volunteer:

  • Logistics
  • Transport
  • Trap monitoring
  • Communication
  • Special needs (kittens, recovery, etc.)
  • Colony managers

We also need help identifying colonies of unowned/feral/neighborhood cats in your area. During this phase of the project, we’ll identify the larger groups (4+) of unowned cats, so we can plan, schedule and target for the new Neighborhood Cat TNR Program.

If you’re interested in helping out, if you have geographic information or details about cat colonies in your area, or if you have any questions or concerns about other animal-related issues in our neighborhood, please email

The WH animal initiative helps neighbors with:
* Assistance locating resources for animals and their owners
* Inquiries and schedule for the TNR program
* General questions on lost and found animals
* Assistance understanding the city ordinances (Chapter 7 code)


August Happy Hour

Thursday, August 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Texas Theatre, 231 West Jefferson Blvd.

Meet us in the Texas Theatre lounge for drinks, door prizes, snacks and good times with new friends and your neighbors!