The Pemberton Heights Neighborhood Association (PHNA) works to benefit all 613 households in our community.
The Association is a membership organization of neighbors who reside in Pemberton Heights and work together on issues of shared interest such as neighborhood safety and beautification and carry out social and other events that create community. This is accomplished through participation, education, communication and action.
Thanks to event coordinator, Hilary Saltzman, the 2016 PHNA Carriage Rides went off without a hitch, despite the original date of 12/4 being rained out. Hilary rescheduled the rides for 12/11 and 18 and even wait-listed PHNA members were able to secure a ride!
Dozens of neighbors enjoyed homemade cookies, hot cider and meeting others while getting in the holiday spirit with horse drawn carriages, holiday lights and good cheer. Thanks to all PHNA members who participated--we hope this was a great addition to your holiday traditions!!
More than 56 carriage ride spots were for sale at the annual PHNA Picnic. Each carriage ride held 4 adults, with small children and babies held on laps.
Many thanks to Hal and Crary Jagger, 2604 Jarratt Avenue and Charles and Hilary Saltzman, 1602 Preston Avenue, for hosting!
This year a carriage ride was $105 for 30 minutes. This is an increase from last year's price due to many factors outside of the...more
February 23, 2017
The board will meet the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm (locations will vary, but will be posted in advance, as will the agenda). Any adjustments to this schedule will be posted here. PHNA members who wish to attend or present please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The February meeting will be the FOURTH Thursday.more
PHNA interfaces with the city, administers the Security Program and helps fund social events such as the PHNA Annual Picnic, neighborhood garage sales, the annual holiday carriage rides and other evens and projects. PHNA has supported the work of the Shoal Creek Conservancy, the PH Triangles, and Pease Park Conservancy.
Membership is voluntary and typically in any year, about 30 percent of residents pay dues. And an additional number of residents contribute to the neighborhood Security Program.
Although isolated by the absence of thoroughfares, Pemberton doesn’t quite suffer the traffic, parking or noise problems of other central Austin districts. Yet, as the Austin core continues to develop, residents increasingly will see the need to collaborate as they address issues related to urban growth.
The City of Austin and Travis County are growing up around Pemberton Heights. As residents, we feel and will continue to feel the impact of this increasing development and urbanizationamenities of this community.
Over the years, a number of important matters have been effectively addressed by the PHNA. For example, PHNA leadership started the “triangle” beautification project. It was the PHNA board that coordinated with Keep Austin Beautiful so residents could receive a tax deduction for donations.
A well-supported neighborhood association provides Pemberton residents with a network through which neighbors can work together to enhance the neighborhood in a collaborative way.