Westwood Park Homes Association

Important & Fun Save the Dates

1st Fridays at the Fountain, 5:00 to 6:30 PM:  BYOB and mingle with neighbors.  June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th

Neighborhood Garage Sale: Saturday, June 17.  Set your own hours!

Summer Dumpster Day:  Saturday, June 24, 8:00 AM until full or noon.  Two dumpsters will be set up near the fountain.  One dumpster for yard waste and one for other items.  No hazardous waste, mattresses or appliances. Roger the metal scrapper will pick up metal for recycling.  Please do not add material after doors are closed.

Annual Picnic in Westwood Park:  Saturday, Sept. 16, 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Fall Dumpster Day:  Saturday, October 28.  Same rules apply.

 Short Term Rentals Policy Update

On Thursday, May 4, 2023, the City Council unanimously voted to adopt Ordinances 230267 and 230268 that collectively transfer the oversight and management of the short term rental program to the Neighborhood Services Department, further define the permitting requirements for short term rentals, and strengthen the City’s enforcement authority with both operators and intermediaries (booking platforms). The language adopted reflects neighborhood priorities and the KCNAC recommendations.

Key components of the newly adopted short term rental policy: 

·  Registration through the Neighborhoods Department opens June 15, 2023.

·  Establishes a flat registration fee of $200, increasing annually based on Consumer Price Index 

·  Non-resident STRs will no longer be permitted on residential-zoned property. Previously approved non-resident STRs are allowed to continue in R districts per the terms of their current permit.

·  STRs registered under Chapter 56 must re-register if the property changes hands

·  Adds a record-keeping requirement for complaints received and other transaction information 

·  1-year deregistration for any non-resident STR in violation of City code

·  3-year deregistration for

o    (a) 3+ convictions under this Code, state, or federal law; and

o    (b) finding that STR presents a present and pervasive threat to or disregard for public health and safety 

Requires booking platforms to remove any unregistered or deregistered STRs


2022 Annual Picnic

Close to 90 neighbors enjoyed getting together in Westwood Park at our annual picnic on September 18.  For the second year in a row, neighbors feasted on Bay Boy sandwiches and Andy's custard while basking in the late summer weather.