Thursday, June 22, 2017

Parkwood Summer Festival - Saturday June 24 4-9 pm Ballfield!

This SaturdayJune 24th from 4pm to 9pm, come out to the ballfield, bring your friends, and enjoy all kinds of activities. We have giant inflatable bowling, giant jenga, cornhole, sack races, lawn twister, and other kid- and adult-friendly games! Food trucks, local brewery, live music! WOO HOO!! Some are calling it the party of the century...

While at the summer festival you can shop at the arts and crafts market featuring over 20 different vendors from ALL OVER THE TRIANGLE including:

Friday, May 5, 2017

Spring fleamarket

Parkwood's annual Fall Flea Market will be on Saturday, May 6th,  from 7am to 11am, in the parking lot by the ball field. 

As usual, there is as $5 deposit for Parkwood residents, refunded at the end of the market when your area has been cleaned.

The fee for non-Parkwood residents is $10.

There is no rain date.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Parkwood Holiday Festival Dec. 3, 2-6pm

Happy Holidays! Everyone is invited to the first annual Parkwood Holiday Festival.

On December 3, from 2-6pm, come out to the Parkwood Ball field to enjoy the festivities:

  • FREE FOOD from the Mediterranean Grill & Grocery
  • BEER TENT with Durty Bull Brewing selling pints of their beer
  • SANTA visits from 2-4pm
  • MAGIC SHOW from 4:30-5pm featuring Apollo D. Magnifico

Activities and party action including:
  • 2 bounce houses
  • Cotton candy, popcorn, and snowcone machines
  • Games arena: potato sack races, cornhole, egg/spoon races, hula hoops--with prizes!
  • Doggie daycare area for fur-babies
  • Crafts/vendors market
  • DJ music and more!

Come out and have a wonderful time at the ball field!

Best wishes from the Parkwood Community Activities Committee.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Spring fleamarket sign

Parkwood's annual Fall Flea Market will be on Saturday, May 6th,  from 7am to 11am, in the parking lot by the ball field.

As usual, there is as $5 deposit for Parkwood residents, refunded at the end of the market when your area has been cleaned.

The fee for non-Parkwood residents is $10.

Registration forms are available in the office, and also online.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Status Report on Dredging the Parkwood Lake Forebay (Lotus Pond)

September 16, 2016
A delay in the availability of the dredging equipment has caused the dredging of the forebay to be pushed back several weeks to the end of October.  
Dragonfly Pond Works will use pump dredging to remove enough silt from the forebay to achieve an average water depth of 3.5 ft.  It expects to remove approximately 150 tons (175 cubic yards) of silt from the forebay.  The silt will be pumped into geotextile fabric dewatering bags located in the low area adjacent to the east edge of the forebay.  (These areas often flood during heavy rain events.)  It will be allowed to dry for about eight weeks after which time the bags will be opened and the dried silt spread on site and then stabilized with vegetation.
Dragonfly has had good results with this technique in FL. Although Dragonfly has not used this dredging technique in NC, it expects it to work well based on its performance in FL and the results that a competitor had dredging a pond in Cary NC.
A video showing the equipment in use and information on the performance specifications of the equipment can be found at 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

2016 Annual Meeting Election Results

Here are the results of the 2016 Election:

District Directors:

  • District 2 - Chris Classen
  • District 3 - Pandora Simpson
  • District 4- Bill Egan
  • District 6 - John Jack, Bill Mitchell
  • District 7 - Marsha Brooks
  • District 8 - Matt Schellenberg

At-Large Directors:
  • Ron Byrd
  • Julie Lamberth
  • Brenda Stone-Wiggins

With thanks to everyone who served on the Board in the 2015-16 year, please welcome the new 2016-17 directors.

Result of motion on mail-in ballot: 121 votes cast, 76 to stop the annual parade, 45 to keep the annual parade.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Update on the 2016 Annual Meeting

Dear Parkwood neighbors,

After discussion among board members, with our attorney, and most importantly, with other members of our community, we wanted to clarify the procedure being implemented for this year's Annual Meeting.

Our intention in designing the procedure for mail-in nominations and ballots for the Annual Meeting was always and remains to encourage involvement and input from as wide of swath of the community as is possible. Ultimately this is an imperfect and iterative process that we recognize will require growth and improvements along the way. We have listed the areas below that we have received input on:

  • Our meeting agenda and Robert's Rules provides for new business. This includes both the mail in ballots, and the possibility for motions made from the floor even if the motion was not previously submitted to the board. 
  • Ballots and proxies will be accepted up to the start of the meeting. We still request that shareholders mail-in or bring their ballots to the Parkwood Office by 5pm Friday to ease the burden of counting ballots and verifying proxies on the day of the Annual Meeting.
  • Nominations for open at-large positions will be made from the floor and voted on by all districts.
  • Up to five (5) proxies may be assigned to a representative of a shareholder's choosing. The proxy form will allow the shareholder's representative to vote on any motions made at the meeting, not just for at-large positions as was noted on the form.

We sincerely apologize for the lateness of these clarifications. We encourage all shareholders to not only attend the Annual Meeting on Tuesday September 6th at 7pm, but to get actively involved in our community year round.

If at any time you have a question or concern for the board, then please contact your district representatives. Their contact information is available in the InsideOut and on the website below:

You may also address the board directly at any board meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm or via list-serv:

Thank you for continuing to make Parkwood such a great place to live,

The Parkwood Homeowner's Association Executive Committee
Jacob Ehrisman, James Beidler, Matt Schellenberg, and Pandora Simpson