Highland West Civic Association

"Building community ... working together."

The civic association for the area bound by Hague Ave on the west, Valleyview on the north, I-70 on the east, varying on South along Fremont


Email us at:


Or call and leave us a message at:

614-715-HWNA (4962)



CLICK ON LINK below to READ our latest community Newsletter!

Winter Newsletter 2015-2016


The Columbus Police offer this tool for online crime reporting.  Please use it!!  It even allows you to upload photos.

CLICK HERE to report crime!

Police Scanner, hear it as it happens:

Columbus Police Scanner - Listen Free!

To REPORT ILLEGAL DRUG Activity in your neighborhood directly to the DEA, use this link and fill out the form!


We HAVE THEM! Bumper Stickers! Show your neighborhood pride by placing one on your bumper today! (Yes, they do remove easily!)

Join The HWNA

Note: Membership on this site is a privilege. It is but one of many ways our members can become involved in our organization. Members on this site are to adhere to common standards of decency and be respectful of others at all times. Any comments that appear on this site are not necessarily the views of the Highland West Neighbors Association or its affiliates. Please be mindful of our rules. Thanks!

Click here to join the HWNA.

Click here to Join us on Facebook.


Click here to see the Highland West Pride Video.



Highland West Neighbors Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


ADVERTISE WITH US!! Do it now to ttake advantage of our LOW introductory rate!

List your business in our directory!!   Our introductory rate is only $50/year for a basic listing; that's $4.16 per month, for a listing that includes your business category, name, address, phone number, and web address with a link to your website.  All advertising dollars will be used to support our website, community outreach, and our many other programs to make Highland West a better place.  Contact us at highlandwest@outlook.com

to set up your listing today!




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Come join us as we revitalize our area and build community in a different way, beginning with our greatest assets ... the people who already live here!

Blog Posts

Camp Chase Trail on the Hilltop

New Westside Trail Now Open!  The northern trail beginning is on N. Eureka between Holton Park Rec Center and Valleyview Dr. 

Here are directions for navigating the 8 miles from German Village to Camp Chase Trail that travels through the neighborhoods of the hilltop.     https://goo.gl/ymEeSB

Posted by Jody Dzuranin on August 15, 2016 at 10:00am

Glenview Park is coming back!

BEFORE                                                                                   AFTER

A special thanks to everyone who volunteered and came this morning to help us clear out the honey suckle and brush along the creek that flows through Glenview Park, a park that is directly across from Holton Park and Rec Center off North Eureka Avenue at…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on July 16, 2016 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Glenwood Community Center Grand Re-Opening is taking place THIS WEEKEND!!!

Please join us this weekend for the Neighborhood Reunion, celebrating the Grand Reopening of the Glenwood Community Center in Glenwood Park. There will be an Open House on Friday, April 22nd from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, which will include Family Fun Night, so bring the whole family.  Then on Saturday morning, they will be giving sample classes and demonstrations to show you what the new center has to offer.  The Community Celebration begins at 2:00 PM which will include the official ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Andrew Ginther at 3:30 PM.  Come for just one, maybe two of them, or ALL of the happenings at Glenwood this weekend. This new center will greatly enhance our community for years to come, a very welcome addition to Highland West.  Thank you City of Columbus Department of Recreation and…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on April 18, 2016 at 12:00am

Highland West Welcomes Spring!

Thanks to all of our volunteers over the past 3 years who have helped make this entrance feature to the westside into a reality.  There's more work to be done to maintain and to enhance it, so keep your eyes open for opportunities to become a "Friend of Glenwood Park" as we enter into the warmer season!  The mulch is to arrive within the next week and there's much work to be done mulching the trees around the new center and adding to the existing beds, and we will need all hands on deck, including wheel barrows!…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on April 3, 2016 at 12:46pm

You CAN report DRUG ACTIVITY directly to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Here is the link.  Some areas, including part of ours, have had good results from this in the past.  And YES, you can remain anonymous!  Click on the link below, fill out the form, and submit it. 


Or click on the link below for their entire website.  It has a lot of good information!


TOGETHER, we can win this battle for our neighborhood!  It's not up to downtown, it's up to US who live…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on February 20, 2016 at 11:00pm

THE BROKEN WINDOWS THEORY AND WHAT YOU CAN DO! (Reprinted by popular demand!)

Perhaps they’ll break in and set up shop for drug deals and prostitution … or squatters could move into it, light a fire in the fireplace to keep warm only to burn the entire house to the ground, taking the adjacent houses along with it.  Once done with the house across the street, the vandals will need to find another house, perhaps yours since no one seems to care or call the police on that street.  Or consider the sidewalks, alleys and yards in your neighborhood.  Someone discards a candy wrapper or a 40 ounce from a local carryout.  Soon more litter and bottles begin to collect and accumulate.  According to Wikipedia, “the broken windows theory” was first introduced by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling in an article entitled “Broken Windows” which appeared in the March…


Posted by Geoffrey Phillips on February 20, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Please come join us as we continue our discussion with the Westside Community Health Advisory Committee!

The Westside Community Health Advisory Committee is hosting the third community conversation by way of a panel discussion on the topic “Wounded Places: Confronting Childhood PTSD in America’s Shell Shocked Cities”.  This topic impacts many of our neighbors, friends and family and provides the opportunity to ask questions and get answers to help our neighborhood heal through better understanding of trauma and PTSD that impacts our love ones.

Please join us on February 25, 2016 at the Bible Way Church located at 453 Wheatland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43204 at 6:00 PM. At 5:00 PM if you haven't seen the episode of Wounded Places it will be shown at that time. You can also view it for free through February 15, 2016 by going to the website:…


Posted by Geoffrey Phillips on February 14, 2016 at 8:58pm

Please....Don't Forget to RECYCLE!

Accepted items

Here's what goes in the blue cart:

Aluminum and steel cans - and lids.
Flattened cardboard and pizza boxes (free of food and grease).
Plastic bottles/jugs.
Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, computer paper, cereal and other dry food boxes and phone books.
Glass bottles and jars.
Cartons and juice boxes.

Here's what doesn't:

No trash or yard waste.  The blue cart is for recyclables only.
No plastic bags.
No hazardous materials, such as oil, pesticides, paints, cleaners or batteries.
No syringes/needles.
No electronics or light bulbs.
No window glass, mirrors, dinnerware, ceramics or pots and pans.
No food.
No buckets or butter tubs.
No foil juice pouches.


No sorting required. Put all recyclables in the blue cart.
Lids, caps and labels can be kept on recyclable containers.
Do not place dirty recyclables, like un-rinsed jars, in the cart.
Reference the graphic on the lid of your blue cart if you are unsure whether or not an item is accepted.

Cart placement

The recycling cart should be set out for collection in the same location as trash is collected. So, if a household's trash is collected in the alley, the blue recycling cart should be placed in the same location used for collection of the green 90 or 300-gallon trash container on the designated recycling collection day. If a household's trash is collected at the curbside in front of the home, the blue recycling cart should be placed at the curbside.




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The Highland West Neighborhood Plan: Business District

After a year of large amounts of public input, this was approved in 2006.  It has since disappeared from the City's Document Library, although it continues to be referenced in City documents, so as a service to you and for your efforts back then, we are providing a copy of it here!

Highland West Visioning Charette

Keep Hope Alive!!!


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