Get Acquainted with the community, check out what's going on in the neighborhood and the perks of our Recreational Facility park and pool. With over 300 homeowner members, we are a covenant community, managed by a board of directors. We look forward to seeing you at a Rockwood event or at the pool!
Yes, Rockwood will have more kids on little bikes and trikes headed to the park – an updated playground for younger kids and more inclusive. A major capital improvement for our kids was ordered in June with the three to five day installation expected early October.
With your input, and the assistance of a dedicated group of parents (Thank you!), the decision was made to build in one year, instead of phases. CS Playgrounds will be delivering and professionally installing to help ensure it is properly done and safe to play. The park will be closed while installation is completed.
From toddlers to middle schoolers, there is something for their age level. Not shown in these pictures is a swing system for toddlers and special needs children.
The new equipment will be clustered with our current playground equipment to form a much larger playground area with a bed of higher quality hardwood chips around all of the equipment.
Our park helps families connect, children make neighborhood friends and burn energy, and continue to make Rockwood a desirable neighborhood for future families. Most of the funds for this project came from the Rockwood Recreational Facility budget, with additional monies from the Rockwood general fund and private donations. If you made a donation to Rockwood to help make this neighborhood project happen - Thank you!
Street safety is a #1 priority for Rockwood! It is a busy neighborhood – kids, bikes, people walking their dogs – on their way to the park or just to visit a neighbor - invariably in the middle of the street. It is up to each person Be alert, slow down, look, listen, wear reflective clothing, and teach your kids to look, listen and use their eyes before their feet.
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Rockwood Cleanup Day!
Saturday, October 14 8:00 - noon
Large commercial dumpster in the RRF parking lot until full. Volunteers needed to help unload neighbors' vehicles.
The dumpster in the Recreational Facility parking lot is available for your use if space is available in the dumpster.
DO NOT place items on top of or on the ground around the dumpster.
Those items are a safety hazard!
Continued abuse in use of this dumpster by a few will result in loss of the use by all.
The dumpster is emptied several times a week. PLEASE, if you take items to the dumpster, and it is full, WAIT until the dumpster has been emptied.
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Thank you for a great summer, Rockwood! 2023 RRF Pool Co-Managers are Joe Hutchinson and Ashley Duntz thank everyone for spending their summer at the pool.
Meanwhile, the pool may be closed, but the park, basketball, pickleball and volleyball courts are open! For volleyball court access, please contact Larry Duntz.
Please be good neighbors and leave the park clean, including after your dogs. Report any damage and/or vandalism to a board member so it can be properly reported and repaired. There have been several instances of vandalism over the past two months to the RRF building and park equipment.
Wichita has entered Stage 1 of the codified Drought Response Plan. Stage 1 asks residents of Wichita to voluntarily reduce the mount of outside water they use.
The understanding is that by February, the City is likely to enter Stage 2 of the codified Drought Response Plan, which means residents will be restricted to watering their lawn one time per week. There will also be designated times and duration a homeowner can water their lawns.
Please be aware and monitor communications from the City of Wichita for Stage 2 which means residents will get fines from the city for watering. They can learn more by going to the following link: https://www.wichita.gov/PWU/Pages/SaveWichitaWater.aspx
This has been an extraordinary year evident in the number of parched yards around the HOA. Although Rockwood does not fine residents for not watering, we do ask that homeowners work to maintain their lawns and landscaping. Let's all hope for a wet winter!
Auto larcenies remain a concern in Rockwood - they are the most often reported issue in Rockwood! Do NOT leave anything of value in your vehicle - take it inside or lock it in the trunk. Lock your car! Report any suspicious people to the police - your neighbors will thank you.
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The Rockwood Board of Directors welcomes your involvement in helping keep Rockwood a great place to live. The Board works to maintain/enhance Rockwood common properties, maintain covenants, promote safety and provide activities for Rockwood families while fiscally responsible. There are several open positions. One meeting a month, find your interest of choice and help out the neighborhood.
Please consider getting involved with Rockwood – this is where you live, your kids play, and your dues fund maintenance and programs/ activities in Rockwood.
Please attend a meeting or contact a board member if you would like to get involved with your neighborhood.
Homeowners are encouraged to attend board meetings which are all open to the public. The Board meets the 3rd Monday of each month in the RRF Patio Room at 7:00 pm.
To receive the most up-to-date information on Rockwood events and community policing/safety concerns provide your email address (link below). Email addresses are NOT shared with outside parties OR...Attend a monthly Board Meeting, 3rd Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m. at the RRF.
Check out the Rockwood Newsletter for what's going on in the neighborhood, projects and activities, as well as Wichita Police Department tips to help increase your safety & security.
New to Rockwood? Check out the RRF page for information on pool memberships and activities, swim lessons and swim team. Visit the Recreational Facility page. Come down to the RRF for a quick tour of the facilities.
Officer Alli Larison is our WPD community policing officer. She or her representative attends most monthly board meetings. Her email is ALarison@wichita.gov for non-urgent matters. For any questionable or urgent situations, please call 911 for immediate assistance. For non-emergency questions or reports, please contact the Community Policing Desk at 316.350.3420. We thank WPD for its assistance to help ensure the safety of our residents
City Council District 1 Council Member, Brandon Johnson, can be reached at BJJohnson@wichita.gov, telephone number 316.303.8017, District 1 meets the first Saturday of each month at the Atwater Recreation Center, 2755 East 19th Street North, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Residents are also able to watch the meeting on Zoom or via the District 1 Facebook page.
Need a copy of the covenants? Want to contact someone at HOA Management? Getting ready to make a structural improvement in your home - need to know what approval you need? Want to find out how to contact a neighbor - and who is that anyway? Who is on the HOA board? What happened at the last annual meeting?
The About Rockwood page has the who, what, where of Rockwood.
Rockwood's Board of Directors meets the third Monday of each month in the Recreational Facility Patio Room, 7:00 p.m. All homeowners are invited, and encouraged, to attend.
Current projects of the board include the 2024 budget, including a review of necessary maintenance and repair of common areas and the RRF, a major playground improvement, an updated neighborhood directory, covenant enforcement, Airbnb/VRBO rental policies and addressing any concerns of the residents regarding security. The board works closely with HOA Management to review noted homeowner covenant violations and communications.
The past several years the Board has worked diligently to budget and plan for updating and maintaining Rockwood investments. Over the past couple of years, the board was able to see the completion or significant progress on multiple projects which will help protect Rockwood's investment for many years to come, including repair and painting of the entire perimeter wall and updated landscaping.
The Wichita Police Department assigns a community policing officer (CPO) to the Rockwood area who provides monthly reports to the board on activities and security concerns in the Rockwood area. Officer Alli Larison is Rockwood's CPO.
The annual meeting traditionally held in January gives you an opportunity to meet with the board and HOA Management staff, discuss and approve the annual budget and review goals for the next year. Look for date and time posted in January.
Have ideas? Concerns? Want to help? Now is a great time to contact a board member.
Please email the Association in order to receive email alerts, notice of neighborhood activities and newsletters. Your email is never shared.
7547 Rockwood Road, Wichita, Kansas 67206, United States
Please check out our Welcome Letter to get a quick overview on your new neighborhood!
Trash Service - Waste Connections provides a greatly discounted rate for Rockwood homeowners, much lower than the standard residential rates, making it the preferred trash hauler for our neighborhood. Waste Connections provides the option of using a 95 or 65 gallon cart, as well as recycling as an optional service also offered at a discount. Call 316.838.4920 to set up residential service and be sure to mention you are a homeowner in the Rockwood community.
Tree Trimming - City of Wichita Deforestation Department (for trees along the street which are owned by the City) - 316.268.4361 or use the WichitaReport app.
Wichita Animal Control - 316.350.3360
Recycling - Household Hazardous Waste Department - Sedgwick County - 801 Stilwell, Wichita, 316.660.7464
Williams Ace Hardware (batteries) - 6230 E. Central, 316.684.5145