seed balls

From Eagle Scout Matthew Dorn:

On the October 25 It’s My Park Day, it was my great pleasure to lead the community in planting wildflowers in two large areas along the Northaven Trail.  Altogether, more than thirty volunteers distributed 36,000 seed balls over 72,000 square feet.  A seed ball is a mixture of compost, clay, and wildflower seed.  With the help of my fellow scouts, I made these seed balls the week before the event.

This project would not have happened without the invaluable leadership of Dr. Lisa Umholtz and the Friends of the Northaven Trail Board.  In addition, I appreciate the Parks and Recreation Department of Dallas, which assured that the planting areas will not be mowed.  So, be sure to look for beautiful wildflowers on the trail next spring when you bike, walk, or run!

-Matthew Dorn, BSA Troop 125

Holiday Lights on the Trail

Our next event will be our annual Holiday Lights on the Trail on December 14, 2014 from 5-7 pm at the Edgemere/trail intersection.  Please plan to attend our holiday celebration!  As always, our events are kid and dog friendly.


Friends of the Northaven Trail

Join us tomorrow morning between 9:00 AM and noon for It’s My Park Day.  We will be at the intersection of St. Michael’s and the trail.  Our events and features include:

Pop-Up Dog Park and Dog Adoptions with Dallas Animal Services (9-noon)

Wildflower Planting with Eagle Scouts and Other Trail Maintenance (9-10:30)

Zumba (10:30 am)

Simply Fit Smoothies (10:00-noon)

Face Painting (10:30 am)

Lunch with Hamburger Man (11:00-noon)

Visit with Dallas Police Department Volunteers in Patrol, Kramer Elementary Pre-School Association, Friends of Northaven Trail Board, and others! (9:00-noon)

The entire event is free (donations are always appreciated to help fund future events).  Hope to see all of our neighbors tomorrow!

-Friends of the Northaven Trail

This Saturday is It’s My Park Day!  Join us at the intersection of St. Michael’s and the trail for this free event.  Below is our current schedule of events:

9:00-10:30 AM – plant wildflowers with Eagle Scouts

9:00-Noon – pop up dog park and dog adoptions with City of Dallas Animal Services

10:30 AM – Zumba

10:30 AM – Smoothies with Simply Fit

10:30 – Face Painting

11:00 AM – Hamburger Man

We will also have tables featuring Dallas Police Department Volunteers in Patrol and the Kramer Elementary Pre-School Association.

Please join us for this great event!  If you have questions or are a vendor/donor who wants to participate, please either email us at info@northaventrail.org or tweet us @Northaventrail.


-Friends of the Northaven Trail

Paver Construction

Demolition started today on a paver replacement program. The trail will be under construction this week in the paver pod areas east of Hillcrest and south of the JCC. New engraving should be completed by mid-November, with the engraving text being identical to existing pavers. We will update everyone regarding a timeline for paver pod replacement west of Edgemere. Thank you for your continued support of the trail.




It’s My Park Day is on Saturday, October 25 for 9:00 am to noon at the Virginia Cook respite (St. Michael’s and the trail). Tentative schedule of events is as follows:

9-10 am Wildflower seed ball planting with Eagle Scouts

9-11 am Trail maintenance

1030-11 am Zumba

1030-12 Face Painting

1030-12 Make your own smoothies on bicycle blender powered by Simply Fit Meals

11-12 Hamburger Man

9-12 Pop Up Dog Park (including dog adoptions)

9-12 Visit with Dallas Police Department Volunteers in Patrol Neighborhood Watch Program

9-12 Visit with Kramer Elementary School Preschool Association

There’s just one more hour left for North Texas Giving Day!  If you haven’t already made a donation today in support of the trail as part of this great initiative, please do so before midnight tonight!  Visit http://www.northtexasgivingday.org/#npo/friends-of-Northaven-trail and help support the trail!  All donations of $500 or more will get an engraved 12×12 paver on the trail!


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