Dear New Friends, On behalf of the Parke West Homeowner's Association and its members, we would like to extend to you a hearty welcome to our community. We hope you will enjoy getting to know your neighbors and discovering all that the area has to offer. Parke West is a community of 447 families living in single family and duplex homes. The original home of the community date back 28 years and were built by Ryland, Inc. The developer set aside two three-acre parcels of land, one off of Parkland Place and the other off of Myers Drive. Three smaller areas are off of Quail Court, Bosley Court, and Westphalia Court. These areas are owned by the county and are maintained and insured by our association. The three largest areas have been developed into recreational areas by our homeowner's association. Some features of Recreation Area I, located off Darien Drive and Parkland Place, include the follow- ing: picnic area, benches, nature trail, and play- ground equipment including a swingset, sliding board, 2 whirls, 2 climbers, funnelball hoop, horseshoe pit, tetherball area, and volleyball court. Residents wishing to check out horseshoes, tetherball, or volley- ball equipment may do so by calling the Recreation Chairperson. Recreation Area II, located at 7936 Myers Drive, features swing sets, picnic area, benches and lots of dirt trails for biking and hiking. Recreation Area III, located off of Bosley Court, has swing sets, monkey bars, and picnic tables constructed and donated as part of a BSA Eagle Scout project. Our homeowner's association sponsors several annual events which appeal to all ages. Everyone is invited to join in our community picnic, Christmas "sing-along with Santa", Easter egg hunt, and Halloween parade. We also have a Spring community yard sale. All events are announced in our newsletter. We hope you will join in the fun! The Parke West Homeowner's Association, Inc. (PWHA) sents out a newsletter 5-6 times per year. It is important that residents read it and keep it handy as it is our primary means of communication. General membership meetings are held on the third Thursday in October, December, February, April, June, and August. Open Board meetings are on the third Thursday in September, November, January, March, May, and July. All meetings are held at 7:00pm in the Media Center of Quarterfield Elementary School. Copies of our by-laws are available to those interested. Again, on behalf of PWHA and its members, we extend a cordial welcome. We hope this information will be helpful to you. Don't hesitate to contact any of our officers at home at any time. We look forward to your support and participation in PWHA activities as you discover that there's lots to enjoy in your new community and with your new friends!