The West End Neighborhood has met for various purposes as far back as the 1970s and became an Association in 1984. Our main goal is to provide neighborhood input to the City of Santa Rosa, particularly in the areas of current or planned developments, crime prevention, street conditions, lighting, preservation and the revitalization of our beloved neighborhood. We’ve established a Neighborhood Watch program and worked with the SRPD to implement Neighborhood Oriented Policing. We were instrumental in getting alcohol out of neighborhood parks. We strive to have well-managed rentals by working closely with landlords. In some cases, when all else has failed, neighbors have united to sue a landlord and a property owner in two separate cases for nuisance
The West End Neighborhood Association has a Board of Directors which consists of a President, Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and 7 directors. They have two scheduled meetings a year. They also hold additional meetings when needed. The current Board of Directors:
President: Lea Barron-Thomas
Vice-President: Pat Bailey
Secretary: Jennifer Watson
Treasurer: Dan Wright
Directors: Rob Cox, Deborah Crippen, Carol Dean, Guy Dean, Betsy Hall, Susan Hayes and Allen Thomas
The West End Neighborhood Association has two general meetings a year — the third Thursday in March and the third Thursday in November at 7 p.m. Meetings are held at DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street. Additional meetings will be held as needed.
We also have an annual B.B.Q. at De Meo Park on the 3rd Saturday in July. West End Neighborhood Association provides hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. Neighbors bring potluck dishes to share.
We also have an annual Bicycle Parade and B.B.Q. at De Meo Park on the 3rd Saturday in July. West End Neighborhood Association provides hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. Neighbors bring potluck dishes to share.
The West End Neighborhood News is published 3 times a year. 650 copies are distributed to the neighborhood and to other interested parties. The newsletter is delivered to all residents. We will be happy to send the newsletter to members who do not live in neighborhood- Include mailing address with your contribution each year and let us know you would like to have it sent to you.
The West End Neighborhood Association events, meetings and newsletters are funded by Yearly contributions, Newsletter and Website sponsors and free printing by the City of Santa Rosa.
If you would like to become an official member- you can pay your yearly contribution- $10 suggested. Send your check, payable to the West End Neighborhood Association to Dan Wright 512 Jefferson Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or you can pay directly from this website using Pay Pal .
If you have questions about West End Neighborhood and Historic District, please contact the following people:
We also have a West End Newsletter email list for updates and late-breaking news. Your address is strictly confidential:
Friends & Activities. The West End Neighborhood is a “front porch” neighborhood where neighbors know each other and greet friends as they walk by. Residents can walk to shopping, dining and have easy access to the Santa Rosa Creek and miles of hiking and bike trails. Whether it’s for fun, exercise or work- today’s West End Neighborhood has friendly residents who are interested in their neighborhood and like to mingle. Neighbors also work together for improvement projects.
De Turk Round Barn Park has a Dog Park which is the social center for West End dogs and their owners. De Meo Park has playground equipment, a basketball hoop and a nice area to picnic. It also has bocce courts where West End Bocce is played every Friday night in the Summer. The De Turk Round Barn Park Vintage Rose garden was funded by a grant procured by WNA. The heritage roses were selected and planted by neighbors. Neighbors tend the bocce courts at DeMeo Park and help ensure cleanup at DeTurk Round Barn Dog Park.
Check out the calendar to find dates and times for events and happenings! You can also sign up for email updates.