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 or directors.
We look forward to seeing you at a Rockwood event or at the pool!
The Early Bird Discount time for pool membership ends Friday! Get your pool applications postmarked by April 15th and receive 4 guest passes (a $20 value)! Pool membership forms were mailed in March to all Rockwood homeowners and those 2021 out-of-Rockwood members. If you didn't receive, you can access here: In Rockwood and Out of Rockwood membership forms. Good news! Membership fees remain a great value at 2021 rates!
Swim Team and swim lessons are scheduled to start June 1 and June 6, respectively. See the information and links below for specific information, including schedules and pricing. Children must be a pool member to participate in any of these activities. Swimming lessons applications are available here.
Swim team registration is now open! If your children are interested in swim team, here is the link for the application form: For children 6 and under who are interested in swim team, Joe has a pre-team one-on-one from May 31-June 3 to help assess/prepare younger children for swim team. Applications for Pre-Team here.
Rockwood has renewed its residential trash agreement with Waste Connections, resulting in a savings to Rockwood homeowners. This agreement is effective April 1, 2022 (which means reflected in your next quarterly billing!), and valid for the next five (5) years.
Waste collection fees, per quarter, will be as follows:
These prices are firm for the next year and cannot increase more than 5% per year in years two through five.
This benefit is available to any Rockwood home opted into the Rockwood Association and in good standing with annual dues. Homeowners, when contracting with Waste Connections, must simply identify their home as part of Rockwood to get the discount. Fifteen residences identified during this renewal process that were still paying full price were updated to receive the discount. Check your next billing to ensure you are getting this discount!
In addition, the dumpster in the Rockwood Recreational Facility will be emptied five times per week. Residents are please asked to respect the rules for use of this dumpster to not overfill, dump mattresses or other prohibited items or place items on the ground around the dumpster.
In a time of rising prices, this is a win, and another great reason to be a part of the Rockwood Homeowners Association.
The entrances are the first impression of our beautiful neighborhood. It's time to start planning! The board is looking for neighbors to "adopt" an entrance and adjacent median to help maintain and beautify these common areas. Weeding, watering, trimming, some planting and cleanup with an occasional workday, in an organized effort, will help take these tasks from daunting to manageable, and the results reflective of the pride we have in our homes.
Whether the area is right next to your house, or just a few doors down, more help means lighter work with greater rewards. Please contact board members Madella Harrison or Jeanne Mendoza if you would be willing to donate your time to help.
The Easter Bunny made its annual appearance at the Great Rockwood Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 16th, 2:00 p.m. To make it even more fun, a balloon artist made balloon animals for all the kids from 2:00 - 3:00.
Thank you to Jordan Swan and all her Easter Buddies to put together such a fun event!
All Rockwood families were invited to join in the festivities, get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and watch ordinary balloons become something special. Hoppy Easter!
Auto larcenies remain a concern 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.
Whether you’re walking, biking OR driving, be aware of your surroundings, don’t assume others are paying attention or can see you. Streetlights are dimmed by shady trees.
With this early spring-like weather, kids are out on bikes, people out enjoying a walk through the neighborhood - Please Watch Out! Walkers/Bikers – Please wear bright clothing, carry a flashlight after dark, walk on the side of the road facing oncoming traffic.
The annual meeting for Rockwood Homes Association was held January 25, 2022, 7:00 p.m., at Calvary Chapel Fellowship at 190 South Rock Road. Information was provided at the meeting regarding the annual budget, updates on facilities and grounds, pool manager introductions, as well as an update from the Wichita Police Department liaison. Rockwood homeowner and pool membership fees remain unchanged. If you were unable to attend, please contact a board member or, better yet, attend a monthly meeting.
One item on the agenda was an updated Rockwood directory. The directory is going digital! Coming later this spring, homeowners will receive detailed information on how to access neighborhood directory information on the restricted webpage within the Rockwood website.
Please consider getting involved with Rockwood – this is where you live, your kids play, and your dues fund maintenance and programs/ activities in Rockwood. You get to meet more of your neighbors and keep up on what is going on in your neighborhood.
In case you missed the Winter Newsletter, Here it is!
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.
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. Social distancing rules apply.
Current projects of the board include the 2022 budget, including a review of necessary maintenance and repair of common areas and the RRF, an updated neighborhood directory, covenant enforcement, continued revitalization of the park area 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 to the Rockwood area who provides monthly reports to the board on activities and security concerns in the Rockwood area. Officer Alli Larison has been assisting Rockwood.
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.
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.
Please email the Association in order to receive email alerts, notice of neighborhood activities and newsletters. Your email is never shared.
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