5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
817-222-7700

Community Projects

4839 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM

Contact Information

Community Projects Coordinator 817-222-7767

Community Projects - News & Events

Haltom City Community Projects, a division of the Parks & Recreation Department, coordinates projects relating to improving the quality of life for its citizens. Their news & events are listed here.


Tags: Community Projects

2017-18 Clean Campus Award

This Year's Clean Campus Award Winner is Birdville Elementary

2017 18 clean campus award birdville elementary dog toys 2017 18 clean campus award birdville elementary 2017 18 clean campus award birdville elementary2Birdville Elementary has been awarded $500 for being the Cleanest Campus in Haltom City for the 2017-2018 school year.

Keep Haltom City Beautiful (KHCB) rated the local school campuses on:

  • Having litter free grounds
  • Available litter and recycling barrels
  • General appearance of their campuses

Each school also submitted their current projects, events and activities that support the KHCB mission, along with photos. Some of the programs at Birdville Elementary included 4th and 5th grade students participating in a lesson about all the displaced animals from the 2017 summer hurricanes. Their librarian showed several news videos from Houston about the saving and transporting of displaced animals to other animal shelters, north of Houston, and even to other states. The students then collected old t-shirts and made chew toys to give to the Haltom City Animal Services facility.

The 3rd graders learned about how to be good citizens. They discussed ways they can do their part in caring for our community (recycling; reducing our consumption on resources) as well as helping improve and clean the environment.

keep haltom city beautiful logoThe 2nd graders learned ways to save our oceans by not throwing plastics in the trash, choosing to recycle them instead. They made several ocean animals out of recycled plastics (turtles, fish and a jellyfish in a bottle), and they also learned how animals are harmed in the oceans by all the plastics being thrown away.

The 1st graders conducted a recycling project using cardboard, lids, egg cartons, boxes, etc., making anything they wanted out of the items. Their creations were called “Litter Bugs”.

Kindergartners learned all about the ways to keep our planet clean.

Congratulations to Birdville Elementary staff and students for their commitment to protecting our environment and Keeping Haltom City Beautiful!

Print Email

NE Tarrant County’s Family 4th

The Annual Celebration includes food trucks, salute to veterans, live music & a fireworks show
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | 5 - 10PM
The Hills Shopping Center - 6351 Blvd. 26 NRH, TX 76117

northeast tarrant county family 4thCome and celebrate our country’s most patriotic holiday on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the annual Northeast Tarrant County’s Family 4th Celebration and Fireworks Show! This year’s celebration will again feature a free concert with country music star Holly Tucker. Holly Tucker was featured on season 4 of "The Voice".

Food, fun, and en­tertainment for the whole family will start at 5:00 p.m. at The Hills Shopping Center with kid’s activities, a salute to veterans, stage performances of lo­cal talent, and plenty of July 4th eats.

Food trucks and vendors include:

  • B&C Snow Balls
  • Brain Freeze Events
  • Kidwell BBQ & Catering
  • Kona Ice Northwest DFW
  • AJ’s Ice
  • Toadally Ice

Later in the evening, enjoy the best fireworks show in the area with plenty of dazzling and stun­ning pyrotechnics starting at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks can be viewed from the parking lots of the Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum, 6108 Broadway Avenue in Haltom City, and The Hills Shopping Center, 6351 Boulevard 26 in North Richland Hills. Parking will be available on a first come first serve basis, so plan to come early. Vehicles will not be allowed to park along the street.

Feel free to bring chairs, blankets, and games for the family to play while waiting for the fireworks. No outdoor cooking or grilling devices and no alcohol or personal fireworks will be permitted. In the event of inclement weather, all festivities and the fireworks show will be rescheduled to Thursday, July 5th

This free event is made possible thanks to the support of The Cities of Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, and Watauga as well as the event title sponsors...Five Star Ford and North Hills Hospital.

For more information and updates on the schedule of events for Family 4th, please visit www.netarrant.org and click on Community Events or join the Chamber Family 4th Facebook page.


SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

  • 5 - 9:00 p.m. Inflatables & Food Truck
  • 5 - 6:30 p.m. Community Stage Performances
  • 6:30 p.m. Corn Dog Eating Contest
  • 7:00 p.m. Salute to Veterans
  • 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Concert featuring Holly Tucker
  • 9:30 p.m. Fireworks

 

Print Email

NE Tarant County Hometown Heroes

a city employee and two volunteers/Board members honored

The 2018 Hometown Heroes Annual Luncheon recently celebrated more than 40 local Hometown Heroes from Northeast Tarrant County at the Bowden Event Center in Keller, Texas on April 19, 2018. Co-hosts, Super Bowl XXX MVP Larry Brown & Channel 8 Meteorologist Colleen Coyle, came out to honor our Hometown Heroes.

2018 ne tarrant chamber hometown heroesHaltom City selected three wonderful people that work tirelessly on behalf of the citizens in Haltom City: David Cummings, Suzanne Norris and Bonnie Richards.


DAVID CUMMINGS

David Cummings (back row, 2nd from right) began his career with the City of Haltom City in June of 1992 as a temporary employee in Building Maintenance. Since then he has held many positions in Public Works. Earlier this year, he was promoted to the Assistant Director of Public Works. He has a “can do” attitude and believes he should perform at the highest level on and off the clock. David was dispatched to a residence because of a potential water leak. Upon arriving to the resident’s property, he quickly saw that the problem was on the resident’s side of the meter. Knowing that the repair wasn’t something the resident was capable of doing and the resident’s income was limited, he went to the hardware store after work and picked up the repair parts. He went back to the resident’s house and fixed the leak on his own time and with money from his own pocket. He has often come to work with his lawn mower because he planned to mow the yards of local senior citizens who needed help. Last year, Haltom City built a new Veteran’s Memorial and David led the City’s personnel (both Public Works staff and Parks Department staff) in setting the rotating globe. He constructed the pool that the globe sits in. He also graded the site around the Memorial platform, installed concrete foundations at each corner of the platform and installed the light poles & lighting on these foundations. The work he and city staff did saved the city approximately $100,000 on the project.


SUZANNE NORRIS

In 2013, Suzanne Norris (front row, on left) was appointed to serve on the Haltom City Fire Services Board. She had already become very active with Haltom City C.E.R.T. and she jumped in with both feet! By the end of the first meeting, she was involved in the department and has not stopped since. She assists with the planning of the Annual Awards Banquet, Annual Open House, and the Junior Fire and Police Camp every summer. She works every city event, including Christmas on Broadway, CARFEST and the Haltom Halloween with the rest of the Fire Services Board by popping popcorn and handing out fire prevention materials. She now serves as the Chairperson for the Fire Services Board and she runs the meetings and keeps everyone in line and on their toes! She is at every HCFD event, but before that event takes place, we are assured that everything and everyone will be where they are supposed to be. Suzanne always asks people to help and she asks people to be involved. Her true passions are God, family and Haltom City Fire Rescue.


BONNIE RICHARDS

haltom road park veterans memorial globeBonnie Richards (front row, in middle) has always wanted a fountain to honor her family in Haltom City. She wanted to recognize all of her family members that served our country. When the Veterans Memorial project was initially discussed, haltom city public library lobbyshe knew Haltom Road Park would be the perfect spot. She and her family donated over $15,000 to purchase the globe fountain (pictured at right) at the Veterans Memorial. It was a tremendous gift to the city that will be here as a reminder of not only her family’s sacrifice to our country, but their dedication and continued support of our community. Bonnie has been on the Haltom City Library Board for 15 years and she donated the first public statue (pictured left) in the City to the Library in honor of her late husband Jake Richards, as well as memorial trees at both the Library and the Recreation Center in his honor. She is a member of the Friends of the Haltom City Public Library and the Haltom City Garden Club. She is an active member of St. Luke Methodist Church, is treasurer of the United Methodist Women, a teacher of VBS and taught at the church’s popular ESL program.

Thank you to David, Suzanne and Bonnie for their continued involvement in our City and their outstanding examples of community engagement and leadership. Haltom City is a much better place to both live in and work for because of them.

Print Email

Memorial Day Service - May 28

Monday, May 28, 2018 | 10AM
New Trinity Cemetery - 4001 NE 28th St. | Haltom City, TX 76117

american legion 655 haltom cityPlease join Haltom City and the American Legion Post #655 on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. as they pay tribute to those who died in our nation’s service. The Memorial Day Program will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the New Trinity Cemetery on NE 28th St. and Beach St.

 

 

 

 

Print Email

2018 Photo Contest Winners

All Entries Displayed At The Library During The Month of May

haltom city photo contest 2018 best of show maria krupaJudges have studied the 157 entries in the 2018 Images of Haltom City Photo Contest and have chosen the winners. Best of Show honors (at right) went to Maria Krupa for her photograph outside of The Café here in Haltom City. Ms. Krupa will receive a $300 cash prize for her winning entry.

Photos are separated into nine categories, with those taken in Haltom City (red) eligible for the Best of Show honor. The winning entries can be seen below.

The entries can be viewed below by clicking on any picture and scrolling through the slideshow.

A big thank you to our judges this year, Cos Deleo, Ting Huang, and Gary Blocker. The winners and all of the contest entries will be on display at the Haltom City Public Library (4809 Haltom Rd) during the month of May.

Thank you to all the participants during this year’s photo contest and winners will be contacted individually regarding their entries and cash prize awards. Photographers may pick up their photo entries at the Haltom City Recreation Center (4839 Broadway Ave) beginning Friday, June 15th during their normal business hours. Entries not picked up by Friday, July 13, 2018 will be discarded.

 


Best of Show
Maria Krupa

Haltom City Scenes
Winner – Tammy Klepac
Honorable Mention – Maria Krupa

People & Their Activities
Winner – Bob Oatman
Honorable Mention – Bob Oatman

Haltom City Animals
Winner – Jana Kristofek
Honorable Mention – Alexandra Geltmeier

Haltom Has Heart
Winner – Marie Manrique
Honorable Mention – Fran Burns

Landscapes/Nature (On the Road)
Winner – Kelsie Christiana
Honorable Mention – Deborah Geltmeier

Architecture (On the Road)
Winner – Christy Blackwell
Honorable Mention – Debra McDaniel

Documentary (On the Road)
Winner – Zachary Smith
Honorable Mention – Christi Pruitt

Still-life (On the Road)
Winner – Susan Roe
Honorable Mention – Morgan Gillinger

Portraits (On the Road)
Winner – Maria Krupa
Honorable Mention – Zachary Smith

Print Email

Community ProjectsNews & Events

haltom city crossroads newsletter june july 2018

June/July Crossroads N'letter

The June/July 2018 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
haltom city photo contest 2018 best of show maria krupa

2018 Photo Contest Winners

Judges have studied the 157 entries in the 2018 Images of Haltom City Photo Contest and have chosen…
2018 ne tarrant chamber hometown heroes

NE Tarant County Hometown Heroes

The 2018 Hometown Heroes Annual Luncheon recently celebrated more than 40 local Hometown Heroes…
2017 18 clean campus award birdville elementary dog toys

2017-18 Clean Campus Award

Birdville Elementary has been awarded $500 for being the Cleanest Campus in Haltom City for the…