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!
Homeowners met for RW's annual meeting on January 30, 2024, at Calvary Chapel Fellowship. Also attending were Council member Brandon Johnson for District 1 and Officer Richwine of the Wichita Police Department, who each addressed the group and answered questions.
President Larry Duntz opened the meeting, introduced current board members and welcomed new Rockwood homeowners to the meeting.
Council member Johnson reviewed legislative items on the council agenda, invited homeowners to attend District 1 meetings, and stressed the importance of attending the August 8 budget meeting to communicate those city services (i.e., public safety, tree trimming, street cleaning) for which you want increased funding.
Officer Richwine voiced how relatively quiet Rockwood is. He encouraged homeowners to call 911 whenever they have any safety concerns.
Joe Hutchinson and Ashley Duntz, the RRF management team, encouraged members to tour the facilities and take advantage of the early bird special for membership. Larry Duntz stated the purchases of new lounge chairs, as well as a security camera system, were on the spring agenda.
Bert Denny presented the 2024 financial report and budget.
The new playground equipment was celebrated! Commercial grade bench seating is next on the list for the park. Use of the online directory was encouraged. There is continued concern of abuse of the use of the dumpster at the RRF.
The slate of officers for the Rockwood Board was voted on and approved. The 2024 RW Board is:
President – Larry Duntz
Treasurer – Bert Denny
Events and Marketing – Danika Jordan
Secretary – Isabel Paltan
At Large Member – Lee Wadsworth
At Large Member – Darryl Awe
At Large Member – Jay Cooper
Detailed minutes of the annual meeting (unofficial) and the financial report are available to RW homeowners in the Private Pages Section of this website.
Easter Egg Hunt (tentative)
March 30 2:00 p.m.
Rockwood Cleanup Day!
Saturday, April 13 8:00 - noon
Pool Open House!
All Rockwood Residents Invited!
Friday, May 24
Kids July 4th Parade
If you would like to help the Easter Bunny, coordinate the July 4th Kids Parade or help with any other event , please contact a board member.
The Rockwood Newsletter has 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? The Recreational Facility page has information on pool memberships, activities, swim lessons and swim team. Call or email for a quick tour of the facilities.
The About Rockwood page has the who, what, where of Rockwood. 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?
Need to Call a Neighbor? Rockwood directory information, is available only to Rockwood homeowners on this website, On how to access, click Here for more detailed information 2023/2024 annual meeting minutes and financial reports are also now included in this Rockwood Access Only Section.
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.
Need to Report a Pothole?
Streetlight out? Damaged signage or illegal dumping?
Download the Wichita Report App!
With spring comes yardwork, cleanup and starting all those projects you have put off all winter.
Looking at painting or roof, replacing a fence? Please don't forget to review the Rockwood covenants and complete the Approval Form and email to HOA Management.
Dumpster Use Rules
The dumpster in the RRF parking lot is available for use -
IF THERE IS SPACE AVAILABLE IN THE DUMPSTER.
PLEASE - do not overfill!
Do not place items on top of or on the ground around the dumpster. These items are a safety hazard, risking damage to vehicles and physical injury to those managing the dumpster.
Please be a good neighbor - break down boxes, hold overly large items for fall/spring cleanup days, wait until the dumpster has been emptied to add your items.
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.
2024 pool membership applications are now available on the Recreational Facility page. Watch for the Official Pool Mailing coming soon to your mailbox!
Swim team and swim lesson information will be posted later this spring as it becomes available.
Yes, Rockwood kids on little bikes and trikes are headed to the park to check out all the new Play in the Park – an updated playground for younger kids and more inclusive is done
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 professionally installed to help ensure it was properly done and safe to play.
From toddlers to middle schoolers (3-12 year-olds), there is something for their age level. Slide, swing, crawl, climb - kids can do it all!
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.
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.
Auto larcenies 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! Err on the side of caution - Call 911 to report anything suspicious.
AUTO BURGLARY TIPS
AUTO VANDALISM TIPS
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 to Be alert, slow down, look, listen, wear reflective clothing, and teach your kids to look, listen and use their eyes before using their feet.
Please note! From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the speed limit for Rockwood Road within sight of the pool is 20 MPH. Please watch for kids leaving the RRF parking lot!
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.
The Board works to maintain/enhance Rockwood common properties, maintain covenants, promote safety and provide activities for Rockwood families while fiscally responsible. Current projects of the board include the 2024 budget, including a review of necessary maintenance and repair of common areas and the RRF, an updated neighborhood directory, covenant enforcement, Airbnb/VRBO rental policies and addressing any concerns of the residents regarding security. The board works contracts with HOA Management for accounting services and 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 a major park playground addition and repair and painting of the entire perimeter wall.
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? One meeting a month, find your interest of choice and help out the neighborhood. Now is a great time to contact a board member.
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 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