Monday, May 22, 2017

SODA Summer Saturdays

The return of SODA Summer Saturdays at Penn-Vassar Park!

June 10th, July 22nd, & August 12th @ Noon ☀

The association does not have general meetings over the summer months, so come to the park, bring a lunch, and visit with your neighbors.

Whitmore-Bolles Park Splash Pad

At the May SODA meeting, City of Dearborn Recreation & Parks Director Greg Orner talked about the new splash pad coming to Whitmore-Bolles Park.

Whitmore-Bolles Park is at the Northeast corner of Katherine St. and Notre Dame St.. While this City Park is adjacent to Whitmore-Bolles Elementary, the property at the corner where the old Whitmore-Bolles pool use to be is not owned by the school district and is actually city property. The park is maintained by the city.

The Splash Pad will have similar amenities as the two current splash pads in the city, but will have a different configuration.
In addition to the new Splash Pad and Comfort Station, City Council has authorized budget financing for a new playscape to be located near the splash pad.

The new Splash Pad, Comfort Station, and Playscape are all slated to begin construction this month, and some prep work has already begun.

Whitmore-Bolles Spray Park: $281,000
    - Wayne County Park Millage Allocation: $250,000 / City funding:$31,000

Playscape at Whitmore-Bolles Park: $35,000

Park Layout

Splash Pad Concept

Comfort Station


Similar to the structure at Edison Park

Friday, May 19, 2017

SODA Neighborhood Garage Sale

May 19th - 21st   -    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Download Yard Sale Treasure Map app
You will be able to see sale locations the day
of the sale with the free version of the app


Monday, May 15, 2017

Voice Your Opinion About the Look of Downtown Dearborn

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
4 pm to 7 pm
@John Dingell Transit Center
21201 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI

The City is hosting an open house where you can drop-in to look at draft regulations, provide input and ask questions of the City and design consultants.  Maps, drawings and preliminary concepts for the downtown area will be on display. Members of the consultant team and City staff will be available throughout the evening.

Friday, May 12, 2017

SODA Garage Sale

SODA Neighborhood Garage Sale

May 19th - 21st, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm

(same weekend as the St. Sebastian festival)

The association will advertise the event, make a map of the garage sale addresses, and possibly even have mapping of sales available in an app for your smart phone.

Please fill out the form below to register your address for the event.
We will contact you before the sale date to give you further information and confirm that you have obtained a garage sale permit.

Residents are responsible for getting their own permit from the City.

Park Clean Up 2017

Park Clean Up
Summer Stephens Park & Pool

Sunday June 4th, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Supported by 'Friends of Summer Stephens Pool', 'S.O.P.', and SODA.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Little Free Library

Little Free Library in
Southwestern Outer Drive

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.

As of November 2016, there where over 50,000 registered Little Free Library book exchanges in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 countries around the world. And we're lucky enough to have two right in our neighborhood!!

Little Free Library
Harvard Square Branch
1850 Grindley Park

Little Free Library
Lexys Lamp Memorial
1800 Monroe St.
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
(Btw May St. & Mason St.)

Lexys Lamp was diagnosed with DIPG three weeks after beginning kindergarten at DuVall. The library was dedicated on August 28, 2016, the day after she would have turned 7.

There are also near by locations in the Snow Woods neighborhood, the John D. Dingell Transit Center, and Dearborn Heights.

Anyone may contribute or take books. The more the merrier! If you take a book (or two) from a Library, you do not need to return that exact book. However, in order to keep the Little Library full of good choices for the whole neighborhood, the next time you swing by the Library bring a few books to share. Little Library book exchanges function on the honor system; everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside. This way, we all win!

If you want to give a few books, simply put them in a Little Free Library book exchange

Find out more about Little Free Library and other location on the official website

Thank you to Pam Post for the updated information