Highland West Neighbors 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, and Sullivant Ave on the south


Email us at:



Call the Highland West Info Line:

614-887-8474, for upcoming event info and to leave a message for us


The NEWLETTERS are out!!

Spring 2014 Newletter

Click on the link to read the latest issue!


The Columbus Police now offer this tool for online crime reporting.  This greatly helps CPD in it's compilation of stats and in their decisions regarding police coverage.  Please use it!!  It even allows you to upload photos.

CLICK HERE to report crime!

Columbus Police Scanner - Listen Free!

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@columbus.rr.com  

to set up your listing today!



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Spring at Glenwood Park!!

Although a dreary day, I could not resist this photo opportunity.  The additional daffodils we planted last fall have come up, adding greater depth to the overall display.  Next look for the red tulips and then on to the knockout roses during the summer .... whenever summer ends up getting here this year!  Perhaps the cooler weather will preserve the daff's!…


Posted by Geoffrey Phillips on April 15, 2014 at 11:15am

Camp Chase Trail

The Camp Chase Trail is a paved multi-use trail in Madison and Franklin counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. It serves as the Southwest Columbus segment of the 330-mile (530 km)[1] …


Posted by Jody Dzuranin on April 11, 2014 at 2:01pm

Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund Meeting Report and an OPPORTUNITY for YOU to SUGGEST PROJECTS that you see a need for

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting at the library last evening and shared your thoughts with city planners.  Numerous things were asked for:  (1) clearing out and restoring the lower level of Glenwood Park,  (2) alley improvements, including better lighting, throughout the entire Highland West community, (3) curbs and other infrastructure improvements, including speed reduction on Hague Avenue, (4) a reduction of speed on W. Broad Street between I-70 and Whitethorne Avenue back down to 35 since many cars are traveling it in excess of 55 mph and it presents a danger to pedestrians on the sidewalk and children crossing the street between Rhodes and Glenwood Parks, (5)  reallignment of the the one way streets on the north side of Broad to match the direction of their counterparts on the south of Broad, (6) bicycle boulevards between Sullivant Avenue and Steele Avenue, allowing all our residents to make use of the boulevard and trail system, as well as adding a few east/west…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on February 7, 2014 at 12:55pm

Community Garden 2014 Sign-Ups Will Be Coming!!

Signups for the Highland West Community Garden will be coming up in April, so now is the time to start thinking about it!!  In addition to gardening, there will be other opportunities throughout the Spring and Summer for volunteers to do other tasks as we complete the social area in the back portion of the garden.  So keep watching for more information regarding our organizational meeting to be held in April!

Posted by Highland West Neighbors on February 7, 2014 at 12:19pm

Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund Program

"The Urban Infrastructure Recovery Fund (UIRF) was established in 1992 by Mayor Michael B. Coleman to address capital improvement needs in central city neighborhoods. Since its beginning, UIRF has funded over (or about) 400 projects. At present, 392 projects have completed construction. UIRF has provided over $60 million for the rebuilding of Columbus’ older neighborhoods.

An updated process is now being used to identify UIRF projects that replaces the current application cycle with lists of city- and area commission-approved projects that can be implemented on an ongoing basis. This will increase the number of projects that can be constructed with cost savings due to these efficiencies. It also creates a stronger connection between adopted city neighborhood plans and other city initiatives, and strengthens coordination among city departments......."

To take the survey, click…


Posted by Rick M. on February 6, 2014 at 11:36am

IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETING this Thursday Evening, January 9th, 6:30 - 8:00 at the Glenwood Park Rec Center, on the future of Glenwood Park and Rec Center, including a SURVEY for you to fill out!

The time has come for the City to collect our thoughts on the new proposed rec center for Glenwood Park.  It is essential that all residents attend this meeting to share what you would like your new center and park to be, as the current one still in use is the original one built in 1916 and needs a bit of updating!  It is especially important for those of you who grew up in and around this park be there to make sure the wonderful place you remember growing up is still there to pass on down to our children for them and future generations to enjoy.  The park and rec center have fallen on some very bad times over the past 15 years and this is OUR OPPORTUNITY to make it the great place that it was, once again!   ATTACHED IS A SURVEY they just gave us for residents to fill out ... please fill it out whether or not you use the Rec Center and whether or not you have children.  Parts of the survey talk about "activity areas" such as picnic shelters with tables the like.  A park is more…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on January 6, 2014 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

The Newsletter "Highland West is Happening" for Winter 2013 is out!!

Please click on the link below for a full color version.  There were difficulties with the post office in delivery on some of the routes so they will be a bit late and for that we apologize.  We are addressing this issue with the carrier division.  In the meantime, enjoy!!!  (On this one you can also set the type-set to whatever you might want it to be for easier reading!

Newletter/Winter 2013 Issue!…


Posted by Highland West Neighbors on December 20, 2013 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment


Newsletter is great Idea. We need better communication & this is a step in the right direction. Wondering who are the writers, editor, etc? Contributors? Ways to contribute? Is it possible to get a larger font? Make it easier to read PLEASE!

Posted by Peter S on December 20, 2013 at 8:44pm — 1 Comment

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.




Birthdays Tomorrow

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!!!

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - SAVE THE DATE!


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