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NOW is the time to join or renew your 2018 Membership for Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association.

For your convenience, you can easily sign up AND pay your $50 dues on our website it safe and secure. Click here to pay now!

By joining, you support your neighbors and the neighborhood environment through clean-up and beautification projects, having safety issues addressed, and, of course, socials and parties which help create the unique sense of community within Flamingo Park. Plus, you will have opportunities to volunteer and have your voice heard!

Did you know that the Association maintains the historic street marker poles, the entrance markers, and the street corner garbage cans in our area – not to mention the doggie bag stations? These are areas that can use volunteers and require association funding. The Association also pays for a quarterly landscape maintenance of the common areas. In addition, we have occasional neighborhood clean-up activities where we can volunteer, meet people, and do some good work for our community.

There are socials each month at a neighbor’s home which are free to members. This gives us an opportunity to meet each other and to see the beautiful homes in our neighborhood – and get ideas! The Association provides funding for these socials – so volunteer your home that you have worked so hard on AND show it off! In addition to these monthly socials, FPNA has a street party each year, free to all members. This year it will be in January. Fun, food, and music are all provided!

The Association traditionally holds Holiday Home Tours, Holiday Lighting Contests, Garden Tours, neighborhood yard sales, publishes the Flamingo Flyer, and now maintains a website at flamingopark.org. All of this depends on our members involvement and low membership dues!

We are active and helpful and need YOU to be a part of your community. Remember, you may pay online by clicking here.

Jeff and Margy Ansura with Jim

Jeff and Margy Ansura with Jim

841 Upland Juan Goiricelaya and Scott Mast

Juan Goiricelaya and Scott Mast

holiday lights winner

Sam Bauer with Jim

holiday lighting winner

Linda Cullen and John Alford

holiday lighting winner

Karyn Janssen with Jim

holiday lighting winner

Kenneth and Jessica Walters

We want to thank everyone who has decorated their homes with lights and displays for the holidays.

It makes our neighborhood festive and beautiful! We also want to thank this year’s judges for the annual contest: Paul Bates from Peggy Adams, Desiree Estabrook from WPB Historic Preservation, and Shanon Materio, City Commissioner. They had to brave the chilly weather to wander our neighborhood searching for the best and brightest and we appreciate their taking the time! When you are driving around, check out the homes.

Congratulations to the winners of the contest held on December 9:

Best Traditional: 714 Claremore, Margie and Jeff Yansura (they said they won this same contest 25 years ago!)

Best Tropical: 828 Biscayne, Linda Cullen and John Alford

Brightest: 841 Upland, Juan Goiricelaya and Scott Mast

Most Creative: 711 Flamingo, Roger and Karyn Janssen

Award of Merit: 2006 Florida, Sam Bauer and Vi Phan

Award of Merit: 810 Kanuga, Kenneth and Jessica Walters

“Best Christmas lights displays in Palm Beach County”

As seen in the Palm Beach Post

FPNA will not be having the Holiday Home Tour this season.

Circumstances just did not come together to organize it this year. We will celebrate the season by decorating the street sign poles, and hope that everyone will participate in the Holiday Lighting Contest to make our neighborhood joyous for the holidays. We are, however, planning to hold our fabulous Garden Tour in the spring of 2018!! These tours are very popular and people come from all over to attend. These tours are also a wonderful way to fund the activities of FPNA and keep our Association dues as low as they are.

Advertising in the Flamingo Flyer and flamingopark.org

You can get your business noticed by all of Flamingo Park, and countless others, by purchasing an ad in the neighborhood “pink” newsletter, the Flamingo Flyer. This sheet is published every other month and delivered to all homes in Flamingo Park. The prices for ads have not changed in several years and are well worth the cost. There is always a 10% discount for purchasing all six issues at once.

There is an added bonus included this year, in that your ad will also appear on our website, so you may have color copy added. This will reach far outside the neighborhood. December 21 is the deadline for ad copy for the January/February issue. This is quickly approaching, so do not hesitate.

If you wish to have your business listed in the yellow insert to the Flyer, you can have this free if you are a member of the Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association ($50 per year) – just let us know. If you are outside the neighborhood and wish to have your business listed in the directory, you may become an Associate Member of FPNA ($35) and pay an extra $20 for the listing. !

ACT NOW Contact Marianne Oliver, FPNA Board Member at mothermao@gmail.com

 

Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association

Flamingo Park is one of West Palm Beach’s historic neighborhoods. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Flamingo Park features single-family homes built from the 1920s to today. Dozens of houses are characterized as mixture of Spanish Mission, Mediterranean Revival, Frame Vernacular and mid-century Ranch architectural styles. Many Flamingo Park homes feature hardwood floors, fireplaces, walk-in closets, French doors, open balconies, attics, cottages, garden views, Florida rooms, covered patios and large swimming pools.

Est. 1987 | Our Mission
Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association was formed to encourage and promote the safety, welfare and quality of life of residents in Flamingo Park, and to preserve the neighborhood’s beauty and historic significance.

Join Today!

We joined the Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association shortly after we bought our house.

We have meet so many friends, enjoy the monthly socials and being a part of the association!

The Smith Family

Historic House Plaque Information

Wondering about those snazzy historic metal plaques, with the year the home was built, on quite a few of our neighbors’ houses? You, too, can get one — from the West Palm Beach Historic Preservation Board’s historic-designation plaque program.

fpna plaqueJust order, pay and wait! The city’s order form requests the following information:

  • property owner’s name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • historic district
  • structure address for plaque
  • date structure was built (if known)
  • number of plaques requested
  • your signature

For an emailed PDF of the official form, send a request to vmp735@mac.com with “plaque” in the subject line. You can print it, fill it out and mail it to the city. Plaques cost $145 each, payable to the City of West Palm Beach. Return the form and your check to City Hall, 401 Clematis Street, P.O. Box 3366, Planning Department, West Palm Beach, FL 33402.

house plaqueIn order to keep costs down, the city will not order plaques until several requests have accumulated. It takes from six to eight weeks to receive the plaques once they have been ordered. The city will notify you by phone when the plaque arrives. For more information, contact the city’s Historic Preservation Division at (561) 822-1435.

Download a plaque form here.

HOUSE OF THE MONTH

The House of the Month bird comes with a heaping helping of FPNA’s appreciation for either recent improvements or ongoing efforts to maintain “curb appeal.” Winners receive a Hall Hardware gift certificate for $25, along with a monthlong visitation from the traveling avian icon. If you have a neighbor you would like to nominate, email President Jim Lilli at jlilli@me.com.

JOIN NEXTDOOR.COM

Nextdoor is the private social network
for your neighborhood.

Flamingo Park residents can now stay up-to-date about upcoming events, neighborhood news and more by joining our private community on Nextdoor.com. Nextdoor is a new online social network designed specifically for neighbors in a given community to meet and connect with each other. It’s completely safe and totally free.

For those of you who can’t live without your smart phone, there’s also a very user-friendly Nextdoor app for iPhones and Android phones. You’ll be able to read about neighborhood events, message your neighbors and more… all from your phone!

To join our neighborhood community on Nextdoor, click on the link above. (You will be asked to verify your address.) See you online!