Oakhurst is a wonderful neighborhood to call home, and it's because so many of our residents are willing to lend a helping hand, look out for each other, and volunteer their efforts towards neighborhood events. In fact, Oakhurst Neighborhood Association is one of the most active voluntary neighborhood associations in Fort Worth.
In 2007 and 2011, ONA received awards from Neighborhoods USA for its programs.
In 2010, Fort Worth Weekly gave ONA its Critic's Choice Award for best neighborhood group in Fort Worth, stating:
Year after year, the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association just northeast of downtown is one of the busiest in the city. They don’t just talk it, they get out and do it, with monthly meetings, a beautification program, children’s activities, a citizens-on-patrol team, and more. Oakhurst also puts on barbecues and a Halloween costume contest and gives out a yard-of-the-month award. This year they’ve also been fighting two issues that leaders think will harm the community: a zoning change that would allow a metal recycling plant nearby and the use of Riverside Park as a floodwater storage area—a plan that would put a chunk of parkland beneath potentially contaminated water for parts of the year. Now that’s an active group.
Our monthly newsletter, the Oak Leaflet, has been in publication for over 30 years. The newsletter earned national recognition from Neighborhoods USA in 2012 and 2015.
We hold monthly meetings to address neighborhood needs and present programs of general interest to residents.
We also organize various neighborhood activities and socials including National Night Out barbeques, neighborhood garage sales, Halloween Roast and Costume Contests, a neighborhood Christmas party, three different garden clubs, and more. Scroll down to "How to Get Involved" for more information.
We have a very active Citizens on Patrol organization, patrolling our neighborhood daily and providing residents with a monthly update on neighborhood security and safety.
We monitor Planning, Zoning, and Board of Adjustment cases in the neighborhood and regularly provide information about current cases at City Hall regarding issues that are important to the neighborhood. For more information on our elected officials, see Links of Interest.
We have delegates who represent Oakhurst at the Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations and the Riverside Alliance to ensure our community needs are addressed within our surrounding area, as well as in the city at large.
Oakhurst Neighborhood Association bylaws are found here.
How to Get Involved
Scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up!
Attend a Monthly Meeting
Monthly informational meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month (except April and October when the general membership meetings are held on the LAST Thursday) at the Calvary Christian Academy Library at 7:00 pm. We encourage residents to attend any meetings they can!
Join a Committee
The neighborhood association committees include Beautification, Children's Activities, Historic Resources, Garage Sale, Events, Traffic Planning, Welcoming, and Citizens on Patrol. To join any of these committees, please contact the ONA president or Contact Us online.
Participate in Activities and Events
- Annual Easter Egg Hunt (held at Oakhurst Park)
- Annual Memorial Day Weekend Neighborhood Garage Sale
- Annual Fourth of July Parade and Picnic (held at Oakhurst Park)
- Annual Halloween in the Park (costume contest and weiner roast for Oakhurst kids and canines held at Oakhurst Park)
- Annual Appreciation Dinner for the North Sector Police and Firefighters
- Ongoing maintenance and improvements of common areas (landscaping at medians, etc.)
- Yard of the Month Award
- Annual Holiday Ladies Tea (held in December)
- Oakhurst is also a member of the Riverside Alliance, working to improve the entire Riverside community, as well as Fort Worth's League of Neighborhood Associations.
Sign Up or Renew Your ONA Membership
Annual dues ($20) are used to support ONA events and maintenance activities. Please note that we have made it easy, safe, and secure to sign up and/or renew your membership; just use the PayPal shopping cart function below and follow the instructions. Additional suggested contributions are completely optional.
If you prefer, you may instead print a membership form, fill it out, and mail it with your dues to:
P.O. Box 7430
Fort Worth, TX 76111
Thank you for your support!