Halloween 2016!

posted Oct 7, 2016, 8:16 PM by Chris Windsor

Halloween is upon us again! If you are a new resident to Owen Park, you’re in for a treat. Owen Park is recognized year after year as one of the best places for trick or treating in Tulsa! Our streets will be filled with kids and parents marching from house to house. Be prepared with extra candy (seriously, if you traditionally hand out candy, buy more than you think you'll need. We ran out FAST our first year). One way to keep the candy-cost down is to get together with a couple of neighbors and combine your treats while passing them out from one of your houses. Here are some others tips to have a safe and pleasant Halloween in Owen Park.

Also, if you love a little live music, one of our neighbor's on the 500 block of Rosedale plans on hosting his 2nd annual Halloween concert. Very spooky.

1. If you’re driving during trick-or- treat hours, keep your eyes on the road and stay distraction free. Avoid using cell phones and other electronic devices.

2. Keep anxiety prone pets separated from your front door. Protecting your house from ninjas, witches, and monsters is a good idea the other 364 days a year. On Halloween, not so much. And don’t leave the candy bag in your dog’s reach.

3. Remind younger children not to talk to strangers and to stay out of their homes or cars. While this may seem obvious, kids get excited when it’s time to trick-or- treat.

4. If you have older children and you’re not going with them, find out what route they plan to travel and check up on them periodically via a call or text message.

5. If you’re driving during trick-or- treat hours, keep your eyes on the road and stay distraction free. Avoid using cell phones and other electronic devices.

Block Party and General Meeting

posted Oct 7, 2016, 8:08 PM by Chris Windsor

When? 10.15.16 Time? 11:00-1:00 Where? on Easton Street, between Union and Vancouver. Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be provided; bring a dish to share. Come meet new neighbors and catch up with others!

Become a member of Owen Park Neighborhood Association - 10.00. Your membership fee contributes toward our annual Fourth of July and the Block Party. Dues can be paid at this meeting, or we will soon have it set up on our website for payment.

VOTE – Members of the Association will be voting on officers at the block party. We encourage you to consider joining the Board of the Association, or becoming a volunteer. We are issuing a strong appeal for volunteers. Volunteers are an important part of a successful neighborhood; with your help, we can maintain our common areas, come together to address issues such as speeding through the neighborhood, overgrowth of alleys and providing assistance as needed. Thank you for considering the options.

The Website is BACK!

posted Jul 7, 2016, 6:46 AM by Chris Windsor

After a few months of tracking down the right access, we finally made it back live on the website. Arnold Schwarzenegger would be proud.

July 4th Parade

posted Jul 1, 2013, 10:26 PM by Spencer Hellman

Owen Park Neighborhood Association Presents the 2nd Annual

July 4th Parade

Beginning at the Monument on Easton St & Vancouver at 2:00pm, 7/4/2013 

OPNA General Meeting Feb 23rd

posted Feb 11, 2013, 7:44 PM by Spencer Hellman

This month's meeting will be held at the Owen Park Baptist Church on February 23rd from 10:00-11:00AM. 

Independence Day Parade

posted Jun 25, 2012, 4:34 PM by David Moore

We invite you to participate in the first annual OPNA Independence Parade down Easton Street.  The parade will start at the Irving monument located at Easton and Vancouver. The parade will begin at 3pm and we will make our way down to Owen Park for popsicles and American merriments.  We encourage you to dawn yourselves in the most your Independence invoking AMERICAN apparel.  We will have a vehicle at either end of the parade to ensure participant safety.  

We Are Alert Neighbors

posted Mar 2, 2012, 2:41 PM by Spencer Hellman

The OPNA is Starting a Neighborhood Watch

One way to demonstrate our care for Owen Park and significantly improve the appearance and reputation of our neighborhood is to take a stand against local crime. While we can make every effort to protect our own homes, it can seem seem more difficult to care for an entire neighborhood. Come and take a stand against crime and be an active participant in our neighborhood. We are hosting a Personal Safety Program to learn more about workplace, home and being safe in our neighborhood. Attend this very informative meeting conducted by the Tulsa Crime Commission. Neighborhood and community safety starts at the individual level. Being informed can lead to the prevention and reduction of crimes, be safe not paranoid.

City Hall Meeting in District 4

posted Jan 12, 2012, 10:33 AM by Spencer Hellman

On February 6th, Mayor Dewey Bartlett and the City Councilors will bringing City Hall to District 4 at the Central LIbrary, Aaronson Auditorium, 4th and Denver Ave. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., starting with a resource fair, followed by a 6 p.m. presentation and question-and-answer session. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

TPS to host ‘Neighborhood Connection’ forum to discuss sale of the former Roosevelt, Chouteau and Pershing buildings

posted Sep 22, 2011, 8:20 PM by David Moore   [ updated Jan 12, 2012, 10:35 AM by Spencer Hellman ]

TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Public Schools has announced it will host a Neighborhood Connection meeting to open dialogue with the community regarding the sale of the former Roosevelt, Chouteau and Pershing properties. The meeting is open to TPS parents, students and the community at large and will take place Thursday, September 29, from 6-7 p.m., in the cafeteria of Central High School, 3101 W. Edison St., in Tulsa. Roosevelt, at 1202 W. Easton, and Chouteau at 575 N. 39th W. Ave., are among the seven properties that have been declared surplus as a result of the Project Schoolhouse initiative. Pershing, at 1903 W. Easton St., is vacant and was not part of the recent school closings. Proceeds from the sale of these properties will add to the projected $5.6 million in savings from Project Schoolhouse and will help the district weather state cuts to educational funding. “It remains a high priority that we engage the community in dialogue as we continue to look at the potential sale of these buildings,” said Dr. Keith Ballard, superintendent. “TPS has long had a stake in the neighborhoods surrounding Roosevelt, ‘old’ Chouteau and Pershing, so as we weigh bids we want to ensure that the potential buyer is a good fit with the neighborhood.” Trish Williams, TPS chief financial officer, and Millard House, deputy superintendent, will represent TPS at the September 29 forum. They will explain the bidding process as mandated by state law and the general category of prospective buyers that are participating in the bid process for the three properties. They will learn the public’s wishes through the discussion and will answer questions. Consultant Chuck Jackson will serve as facilitator of the forum. Fourteen schools, in all, were targeted for closure as a result of the Project Schoolhouse initiative. To date, seven of the buildings have been declared surplus by the TPS school board, including: Addams, Barnard, Cherokee, Chouteau, Roosevelt and Sandburg elementary schools and Wilson Middle School. Pershing was not part of the Project Schoolhouse closures. For additional information about Tulsa Public Schools, please visit the TPS website,

Roosevelt Rumors: Juvenile Justice Center Proposal

posted Sep 6, 2011, 10:41 AM by Spencer Hellman   [ updated Sep 22, 2011, 8:19 PM by David Moore ]

David Brumbaugh (OK House District 76 Rep.) and John Wright (Tulsa County Assessor’s Office Director) contacted me on August 18th to arrange a meeting so that we could discuss a proposed plan for the Roosevelt Elementary School building.  

Spencer Hellman (OPNA Vice President) and I attended the meeting together. During our conversation, Brumbaugh and Wright expressed their desire to have Roosevelt become the next “home” for the Juvenile Justice Center. We  explained that residents of Owen Park Neighborhood would likely resist such a plan, due to a potentially negative impact on the neighborhood.  

To ensure that all Owen Park homeowners are fairly represented, and to allow for open discussion, we requested that the duo present their proposal at Owen Park’s next general meeting, Monday, September 12th. 

We request that you please attend this general meeting to discuss the proposal.  It is very important that they hear your feedback, both positive and negative as they will rely upon it to inform their decisions going forward.   We want this meeting to be beneficial to all parties so please come prepared to asked questions and provide comments.

Please feel free to contact me with comments, questions or concerns. Call 405-466-5680 or send me an email at

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