Brook Oaks Neighborhood Association
The name Brook Oaks was chosen for the Neighborhood Association to honor the old landmark Brook Avenue Elementary School ( which was rebuilt in 1999 and serves our neighborhood once again) and the numerous stately Oak Trees still growing within the neighborhood.
The purpose of the association, as defined by the bylaws, is to unite and organize the community; to promote and establish closer neighborhood ties; and to encourage and assist in the restoration, preservation, and improvement of the neighborhood.
The Brook Oaks neighborhood has several amenities including the Cameron Park Zoo, Pecan Bottoms in Cameron Park, The Waco McLennan County Health Distict, Family Health Center, Dewey Park, Brook Oaks Senior Residence, 15th Street and 18th Street Corridor restraunts, and West Avenue and Brook Avenue Recognized schools. Two historic landmark homes along the 5th street corridor.
To eradicate crime and drugs by working with the Police and our neighbors to make our neighborhood safe. To educate our community on code enforcement and housing issues. To support affordable housing efforts in our area ( Habitat, Waco CDC, Neighborworks Waco, EDC Homes. To support education of our youth by supporting our neighborhood schools-Brook Avenue& West Avenue elementary.
Dewey Park Upgrades & Youth Activities: 2003-2004: new splash park & playground equipment($140,000 project). 2001:outdoor basketball court, walking trail, lighting and pavillion improvements ($225,000 Project). BONA continues to co-sponsor several programs in conjunction with the Dewey Recreation Center including National Night Out and an annual Public Safety Fair. Winners of National Night Out, 3 years in a row and was the first and only neighborhood in Waco to have a US president to help build a Habitat House during the "World Leader's Build" day.
Memberships according to the bylaws are open to anyone who lives, work, or does business in or on the boundaries of the neighborhood. Current Dues: $ 5 a year for a residential membership, $ 17.50 a year for a commercial membership and $ 2.50 for a senior citizen membership.
The fourth Monday of every month at the Dewey Center, 925 N. 9th, 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.
Sammy Smith, President: 754-0069 or 744-3346
CAMERON HEIGHTS DEVELOPMENT:
Cameron Heights is a new high quality housing development under construction in Brook Oaks, between 4th and 5th streets on Bosque Blvd.
The first phase of this project is to build 26 condominium style homes that will be for sale by the end of 2013.