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!
A large commercial dumpster will be in the RRF parking lot from 8:00-12:00 on Saturday, October 9th, for Neighborhood Fall Clean Up Day. The dumpster fills up quickly, so please get items there early! Hazardous materials will not be accepted. Want to be a good neighbor? Volunteer to help your neighbors manage the event/ unload neighbors’ vehicles (and visit a bit). Please contact Larry Duntz if you would like to help.
Please! The standard dumpster in the RRF parking lot is available for neighborhood use IF space is available WITHIN the dumpster. Items placed ON TOP of the dumpster are a safety hazard. Items left on the ground around the dumpster will NOT get picked up. Please be considerate of others sharing this valuable Rockwood benefit!
The entrances are the first impression of our beautiful neighborhood. 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 park and playground are now open all day as the pool area is closed for the season. Improvements and upgrades continue including a new picnic table, pickleball net, trash containers and garden areas.
Volleyball courts are still open for use – AND – now have solar lights for when those daylight hours get a little shorter. Please contact Larry Duntz in advance for evening access. AND Sand! More Sand! is scheduled for addition during the off-season.
There were two auto larcenies in Rockwood in the past month. This is preventable! Please do what you can to not be a victim - do not leave anything of value in your value - 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. Walkers/Bikers – Please wear bright clothing, carry a flashlight after dark, walk on the side of the road facing oncoming traffic.
Please help protect your investment in your homes by also caring for the beautiful trees. Many of them need trimmed/deadwooded. The City’s forestry department has a responsibility to trim trees that are in the easement at no cost to the homeowner, BUT you have to sign up to get on the deadwood trim list. The easiest way to sign up is with the Wichita Reports App where you can also monitor the status of your report. This is not a quick fix, but it can save you hundreds of dollars.
Please also contact your arborist of choice to schedule annual spraying and to check the trees for any necessary maintenance (which is the homeowner’s responsibility). Please add the care of your trees, some of our neighborhood’s best attributes, to your regular home care regimen.
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