Sep
23

2022 Fundraising is Now Live!

Click “Donate” now to participate!  We have welcomed many wonderful new families to Southside Place since the donor wall at the Southside Pool entrance was created.  If you’re new to SSP or didn’t get a chance to participate before, now is your chance to grab one of the few remaining spots on the wall!  We also have two sizes of commemorative brick pavers available – you’ll notice these on the walkway just outside the pool entrance and also inside Fire Truck Park.

The Southside Fire Truck Park Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps raise funds for the asset improvement of parks and green spaces in our neighborhood.

Over the years, we have been able to complete many improvements because of the generosity of Southside residents.  We are so thankful for the contributions of not only your money, but your time, energy and devotion!  THANK YOU!

Sep
23

Southside Splash Dash is Saturday, October 1st!

Please join us for the Southside Place 2K Splash Dash benefiting the Fire Truck Park Fund. Walk/run through the streets of Southside Place and end your race with a jump in the Southside Place pool. There will be fun water stations along the way to keep you hydrated and WET followed by a high-energy pool party, complete with DJ, entertaining competitions and raffle prizes. This is a great family event you do not want to miss! Have fun, get wet and support the Fire Truck Park Fund! Fun for the whole family – strollers welcome! Pool party ends at 12pm. Can’t stay for the pool party? No problem, we would love to see you for the run/walk at 9am.

There will be snacks to purchase – cash accepted.

Register now!

Sep
23

SSP Winter Wonderland Carnival is Back!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3rd from 10am – 2pm, rain or shine!  The Annual Southside Place Winter Wonderland Carnival is a fantastic way to have fun, connect with your neighbors and raise money for a great cause.  All proceeds go directly toward improving our beloved Fire Truck Park and the public green spaces in Southside Place.

Join us outside the Southside Clubhouse to play carnival games, climb on inflatables, ride a mechanical bull and scale the huge rock-climbing wall.  Then have your face painted, visit the balloon artist and throw some confetti eggs at your friends. Don’t forget to bring your gloves or mittens to play in the huge pile of SNOW and of course do not forget your photo with Santa!  He is joining us!

We are so thankful for the amazing support of our wonderful community each year to make the Southside Winter Wonderland Carnival a huge success!

Please reach out to event Chairs, Jessica BlackmonMelissa Goodman and Rebecca Pritchard for all volunteer, sponsorship and ticket information!

Sep
23

Southside Summer Success!

We had a great summer in Southside Place! Over 210 families purchased Season Passes and enjoyed the pool all summer long.  As a reminder, Season Passes can be purchased on the city website and give you access to the pool and tennis courts, as well as a discount on clubhouse, pool and pavilion rental fees.  A Season Pass is also required to participate in Summer Camp or Swim Team.

We were so happy that Southside Summer Camp was back in session with over 100 neighborhood campers.  Southside kids of all ages had a blast and participated in lots of fun activities during the June and July sessions.  Favorites included an awesome animal visit and presentation, fun Friday lunches, Kona Ice, scooter races, cool art projects, foosball, park visits, board games and everyone’s favorite dodgeball game, Survival!  Southside Camp provides such a great opportunity for kids to reunite with their old friends and make new ones.

The Southside All-Stars Swim Team, led by resident Head Coach AJ Bradshaw, was a huge success with 120 children participating on swim team.  Swimmers had a ton of fun and improved their swimming through daily practices.  The All-Stars participated in three swim meets, including hosting the West U Piranhas for some friendly neighborhood competition!  The season ended with a celebratory banquet where the kids took home trophies for their efforts.

Thanks so much to everyone who helped make the summer a success – we can’t wait to see everyone back again for Summer 2022!

Sep
23

Southside Civic Club Kicks Off 2021-2022 Events

All are invited to the SSP Civic Club Fall Kick-Off on Thursday, September 23rd on the Southside Clubhouse Deck. Civic Club dues are $40/household for the year and can be paid with check, cash or credit card. Dues contribute to the Civic Club events September thru May. If you have any questions about Civic Club or would like to receive the Evite invitation to each event, please contact Jen Fink at jenfink@ymail.com.

Sep
23

Come Join Your Neighbors at the SSP Community Garden!

The mission of the Southside Place Community Garden is to create a beautiful, shared, public space for growing organic fruits and vegetables to provide healthy organic foods to residents of Southside Place and nearby neighbors.

If you are interested in learning more about the Southside Place Community Garden, please visit our website at http://southsideplacecommunitygarden.org  or join us for a working meeting in the garden on the first and third Saturday of each month at 9 am in the summer and 2:30 pm in the winter.  Membership is free and no gardening experience is necessary. Email sspcgarden@gmail.com to join!

Be on the lookout for a flyer with details about our next music event in the garden!

Sep
23

Get Involved with Southside Place Community Groups!

We’re all lucky to live in such a wonderful place with amazing neighbors.  If you’d like to get more involved with one or more of the community groups in Southside Place, please email us at firetruckparkfund.org@gmail.com and we’ll be happy to put you in touch.  Thank you!