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Windsor Park Neighbors, Inc.
Taking Pride in our Homes and Neighborhood

WPNA Monthly Meetings:
Second Tuesday each Month.
WP Neighborhood Entry Sign Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Time: 6:00 - 7:15 PM.
Location: Windsor Park Elementary School
If school cancelled for any reason, meeting cancelled.

Windsor Park Neighborhood & East Charlotte News.

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posted 1/13/2019  
Update on the Urban Farm at Aldersgate.
Weather permitting we will begin the demo process the week of January 28th. The two cinder block buildings, concrete pads underneath, the internal fencing, light poles, and tennis courts will all be demolished and removed. We are leaving the pavilion for now and will get power connected in the near future. We also will be planting an orchard of Figs, Persimmons, Plums and get our first round of berry bushes on the hill in early Feb. Over the next few weeks you will see activity down on the farm as we clean up all the brush and dead trees. Our next round of fundraising will be dedicated to getting a Farm Manager on staff. In the mean time we will put in a cover crop where the tennis courts are and the area where the pool used to be. Once it warms up in March/April we will host a neighborhood event. I know there is continued concern around traffic. This will be a slow gradual process of building out the farm. We fully intend to be vested into Windsor Park and be a good neighbor. As things progress we will be very self aware of our impact and address concerns. Communication will always be open and welcomed. Please do not hesitate to call or email if you have questions or concerns. 704-264-6088,
Thank you,
posted 11/10/2018  
Below is a draft of the proposed Woodleaf Road Extension Pedestrian Bridge Upgrade. The current bridge is located in the dead ends on Woodleaf Rd. In Windsor Park. Please go and walk by the current bridge, which is unsafe for children because of its age and design, and please email or call Holly Blackman ( or 803-269-4428) with any ideas you have or if you’d like to volunteer to help construct the new design, reconcile or work on a grant, share your tools for the project, etc. The WP Neighbors Inc. Board, Hope Lifsey, Michael Hoppa and Holly are currently working on submitting a City of Charlotte Neighborhood Matching Grant to help fund this project. Volunteers are needed because the money is based on committed volunteer hours. Please consider helping and reach out to Holly to sign the Volunteer sheet to commit your time in late Spring 2019 to help with the project. Many thanks!

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posted 11/10/2018  
Trashawn Coleman from Windsor Park Elementery and Garringer High School. He is a honary WPNA president. He has helped with WPNA projects such as CMPD Christmas dilevers for the past 4 years and attented Cops and Barbers.
He graduated from the Marines Corp Boot Camp at Parris Island, SC on Friday November 2, 2018. He leaves Monday for Camp LeJune for more training.
Good luck to Trashawn.
posted 8/29/2018  
Zack Wyatt of Carolina Farm Trust has some exciting news to share about the Urban Farm that is to be built on the 6.7 acres of land owned by Aldersgate Senior Living Community in the Windsor Park neighborhood. MECA Realty has committed $25,000.00 to Carolina Farm Trust with a condition of CFT matching their commitment to receive the funds. Carolina Farm Trust is filming a short video tomorrow, August 30th at the farm location (4101 Somerdale Lane) at 6:00 pm to use as a part of the match campaign. I’m inviting Windsor Park Neighbors to be a part of it. If you believe in this project we encourage you to come out and support the Urban Farm.
posted 8/8/2018  
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Thanks to all who came out to the Windsor Park Neighbors celebration of NNO combined with our August monthly meeting. Also thanks to all who brough school supplies for Windsor Park elementry school.
updated 5/3/2018   Coming to the old Windsor Park Swim Club Area, "Urban Farm @ ALDERSGATE"
Click image on right to view the WBTV news article and video about the Urban Farm.

Carolina Farm Trust to Partner with Aldersgate Retirement Community to engage in a long-term lease for approzimately 6 acres of land known as Windsor Park Swim Club. The intent of leasing the land is to turn the parcel into a working urban farm to support Aldersgate and the surrounding communities.
Here's some information on What is "Urban Farming" that you might like to read.
More information and proposed drawings will follow soon about the "Urban Farm @ ALDERSGATE", so stay tuned.
posted 12/14/2017  
New Code Ordinance Changes in Effect January 1
The City of Charlotte recently updated its city code ordinances. These changes are effective January 1, 2018 and include changes in fines as well as new definitions for repeat and chronic offenders.
The changes that will have the most impact are:
  • An increase in fines from $50 to $150 for most violations which may include, but not be limited to, curbside violations, neglect of premises, obstructions of rights-of-way and overgrown vegetation.
  • A property owner who has had four or more violations of any type on any property that they may own in the previous calendar year is now defined as a chronic offender.
  • A property owner who has had four or more repeated violations in the previous calendar year is now defined as a repeat offender.
  • An increase in fines for chronic and repeat offenders to $250 for the fourth offense and $500 for the fifth and each subsequent offense.
For more information on Charlotte's city ordinance click - - > here < - -
posted 2/14/2017   Help support Windsor Park Neighbors, Inc. with your aluminum cans.
Drop off your crushed aluminum cans at Ray Montgomery's - 4208 Sudbury Rd. drive way gate or you can bring to a meeting and leave in Ray's truck. Please, take the time to save these aluminum cans, every little bit helps. Thanks!
posted 1/30/2016  
Click Image to link to CMPD Citizens Guide 2017.
to the CMPD Citizens’ Guide. This is a great resource should you need any non-emergency numbers for any city and county resources. Thanks, and be safe.
Officer Wes Propst #3389 | Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Eastway Division | Response Area 3 Community Coordinator
You might want to print this out and keep it handy.
posted 1/4/2016   CMPD Eastway Division For 2017, our goal is to motivate community activism and involvement. For a successful partnership, it is imperative that you, the community member, are knowledgeable of crime and crime trends. Your awareness of crime will contribute to productive engagement with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. It is our ultimate goal to find solutions for quality of life issues in the community, with your involvement.
Here is a link to the camera system. This site will allow you to monitor crime in your area and also receive alerts for reported illegal activity.
Officer Wes Propst #3389 | Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Eastway Division | Response Area 3 Community Coordinator
posted 12/29/2016   Have you been driving through the neighborhood and notice spray painting on the streets, sidewalks and yards with all camera colors of the rainbow,
National council uniform color code.
or noticed a yard with many small, camera colored flags
National council uniform color code.
throughout it? If you have noticed these things, most likely you are looking at public and private underground utility markings. Public and private utility companies follow a national council uniform camera color code.
National council uniform color code.
So, from California to North Carolina, the colored markings share the same meaning. With Google starting to pull their fiber optics cable in the neighborhood they are going under ground with it so we will be seeing a lot of this in the neighborhood. ATT place most of their fiber optics cable on existing poles and not under ground in the neighborhood.

posted 11/11/2016  
Car Break-In Prevention Community Coordinator Wes Propst from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department cmpd
As Thanksgiving is just around the corner so is the Christmas shopping season. Car break-ins are still the driving crime in our area and can mostly be prevented by following these simple tips listed below. And, please call 911 with any suspicious activity. If you see something that doesn't seem right, then call 911. That is what we are here for. Thanks, and stay safe.
In the event that you are a victim of car break-in please call 911 to have an officer come out to complete the report. Also, do not enter your car until the officer has advised that it is ok to do so. Recently, we have had numerous car break-in reports completed online. I understand that this is convenient; however, it significantly reduces our chances of catching the suspect that broke into your vehicle. Please have an officer respond to your location to complete the report in person. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Thanks, and be safe.
posted 3/20/2016   Having a Yard Sale
Here's what the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County says you must have.
  • A license is required inside the City Limits of Charlotte when having a garage sale or attic sale (commonly known as yard sale).
  • The non- refundable tax for this license is five dollars ($5.00) per day. Sales can be no longer than two (2) consecutive days.
  • The license is valid only for the day(s) issued and are not transferable (no rain dates). Only four (4) sales are allowed at any given address during the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
  • Licenses must be kept on site at the sale locations and available for inspection at all times during these sales.
Full City of Charlotte Yard Sale Information at - - > < - -
From CMPD Eastway RA3 newsletter
I hope you are all enjoying the warm weather that has finally arrived. I know I am. With warmer weather moving in, we typically see an increase in foot traffic throughout our area; and, unfortunately, we also tend to see an increase in criminal activity. That being said, here are some tips to maintain your level of awareness and hopefully increase your safety as you are out and about this spring.
  • If possible, don’t walk alone.
  • Walk with a purpose.
  • If leaving a store and walking to your car, have your keys in hand for two reasons:
    • You can use them as a weapon if need be.
    • Keeps you from fidgeting around for them while standing at your car, unaware of your surroundings.
  • Keep an eye on your neighborhood.
  • Let your neighbors know when you’ll be out of town.
  • If you see something, say 911!
posted 2/4/2016   Do you get the Charlotte Observer Values in your driveway/yard.
Here is their - - > Opt out form < - - to stop deliver of them. Complete and submit the form and hope it works.
posted 8/30/2015   Where would you leave a stack of $100 bills?

This is a question I ask to help everyone think about where they put their wallets and mobile phones. Your wallet could be worth many thousands of dollars to a thief and today's smart phones cost hundreds of dollars to replace. As you are shopping, ask yourself "Where would I leave a stack of $100 bills?" $100 bill Would you set a stack of hundreds on the counter at a convenience store? Hanging out of your open purse at the grocery store? On the dashboard of your car? This is a simple tip to help you guard your property.
We see many thefts where people left these types of items lying out in the open. It would make your day and ours if your property wasn't stolen. So, remember to ask yourself this simple question as you go about your business. Where would you leave a stack of $100 bills?
Aug 30 in Crime & Safety to 3 neighborhoods in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

posted 2/10/2015  
'City of Charlotte Common Nuisance Violations and fines:'

Please Keep Sidewalks Clear Rollout containers The City of Charlotte asks all residents to remember to keep all sidewalks safe and clear of obstructions such as yard waste, garbage and recycling carts, parked vehicles and other items that may impede their use.
  • Rollout Containers $50 FINE Rollout containers must be placed at the curb no earlier than the day before the collection day and must be removed by midnight on the collection day. Rollout containers should not block the sidewalk.
  • $25 FINE Rollout containers may not be stored in front of a home.
  • Yard Waste
Yardwaste $50 FINE Yard waste should be placed at the curb prior to the day preceding collection day and in small, neat piles.
Leaves must be placed in cans or untied bags.
Limbs must be no longer than 5 feet and no larger than 4 inches in diameter.
Tree trunks must be 4 inches in diameter or less. The city will not collect tree stumps.
Read More Violations and Fines
posted 5/23/2013  
Please keep sidewalks safe and clear. While sidewalk obstructions may seem like a minor nuisance, they can pose a major danger for pedestrians, children walking to school, cyclists, runners and the disabled. Call 311 ro report obstructions on our sidewalks. This includes cars parking on the sidewalk also.
For more information visit the website.
posted 5/4/2013   Potter Road in East Charlotte
Some well-known intersections in the city hide the remnants of a now forgotten, but once major highway through the Carolinas. It was known as Potter Road and its name referred to the one-time pottery industry in western Lincoln County. Today, after neighbors pushed the city to save a piece of the old road's route, an obscure patch of trees at Central Avenue and Kilborne Road is all that’s left to tell the story. [Read More]

About Windsor Park Neighbors
We were formally organized in 1999.  We have now grown to over 300 households, all working for the betterment of our community.
Membership is free. However, costs are associated with the general operation of an association, and all contributions are welcomed. There is strength in numbers, and sometimes bigger is better. Don't delay. If you haven't joined the Association, to complete the online form.
WPNA Mission: To make Windsor Park the greatest neighborhood in Charlotte by working with all residents to protect and enhance the beauty, culture, and friendliness of our neighborhood.
Our Demographics:

Windsor Park Neighbors, Inc. is made up of about 2600 homes from the Windsor Park, Darby Acres, Central Park, Robinhood Woods, Markham Village, Windsor Forest, and Nettlewood Acres which includes the area surrounded by Kilbourne Drive (west side), to Eastway Drive (west side), to Shamrock Drive (north side), to North Sharon Amity (east side), to Central Avenue (south side), back to Kilbourne Drive. Polaris Map of area.

1774 Hezekiah Alexander Homesite Our Neighborhood is build on the old Hezekiah Alexander farm. The old Home site can be visited at 3500 Shamrock Drive. It is the oldest home in Mecklenburg County.

The Fall Cankerworm or Inch Worm.
canker moth (Alsophilla Pometaria) (also called the inch worm) is an insect native to North America. canker worm
For more information on and how to control the cankerworm,
Windsor Park Christmas Lights Winner:
'4239 Winedale Lane, The Haupts'.
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Windsor Park Small Libraries:
Windsor Park now has (3) Free Little Library's. One located at 2038 Birchcrest Drive, the second one at 4115 Winedale Lane and the 3rd one at the corner of Seaforth Dr, & Sudbury Rd. Please feel free to give or take a book and spread the word!
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Windsor Park Neighbors, Inc.
P.O. Box 18871
Charlotte, NC 28218-0871
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