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2019 July 4th Photos! Print E-mail
Independence Day Photos
Happy Fourth of July 2019 Slideshow! We heartily celebrated Independence Day and truly appreciate our freedom now more than ever! See some of the fun and festivity in our slideshow - and many thanks to photographer Caren Green for capturing these great moments!
 
2019 July 4th Parade and Activities Print E-mail

2019 July 4th announcement

Prestonwood Forest residents are reminded to mark their calendars to join their neighbors for more neighborhood fun on Thursday, July 4th with the neighborhood Independence Day Parade, the Picnic in the Park and Fun at the Pool with DJ music and pool games for our neighborhood children! Please remember to pack your Recreation Access Card, with your swim gear, because Pool-1 (Clubhouse Pool) opens at 10:00am!
 
The Parade
 
The Parade lineup begins at 9:40 a.m. at the corner of Ravenhurst Lane and Prestonwood Forest Drive and the Parade begins at 10:00 a.m.,! Residents of all ages are invited to ‘roll and stroll’ with bicycles, tricycles, strollers, wagons, motorized vehicles, and floats - and decorate everything (and everyone) in the ‘red, white and blue’ for our wonderful neighborhood tradition!
 
July 4th Neighborhood ‘Picnic in the Park’
 
Following the Parade, residents and their guests are invited to a traditional Independence Day picnic treat.
 
James Coney Island will return this year, courtesy of your Prestonwood Forest Utility District and Prestonwood Forest Maintenance Association. So, please stop by the Tennis Deck starting at 10:30 for your favorite chili, cheese (or however you like it) hot dog, chips and soda! Food services will conclude at 12:30 (or earlier if supplies are exhausted.)
 
Clubhouse Pool – Special Hours and Activities
 
The Clubhouse Pool (Pool-1) opens early at 10:00 am and residents are reminded to pack their ‘Recreation Access Card’ along with their swim gear when coming to the Parade. Due to the large number of people attending the Parade each year, Card access a requirement to ensure only residents and their accompanied guests are entering and using the Pool facilities. Lifeguard-directed pool games are planned for our neighborhood children, at Pool-1, and DJ music is scheduled to add to pool festivities. (Pool-2 opens at noon and both pools close at 8:00 pm
 
July 4th Parade Route & Parking
 
The Parade begins on Prestonwood Forest Drive at Ravenhurst Lane and ends at Glencliffe Lane at the Hancock Elementary School parking lot. Residents and guests are kindly reminded to NOT to park vehicles along the parade route, as this will impede the Parade. Additionally, please keep in mind the annual Cypress Creek VFD ‘fire truck shower’ is planned at the intersection of Glencliffe Lane and Prestonwood Forest Drive. Street traffic will be diverted during this event, and you might not want to leave your windows down, if parking nearby.
 
Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day. See you at the Parade!
 
2019 July 4th Parade Lineup
 
2019 July 4th Overview
 
 
 
2019 Easter Egg Hunt Print E-mail
Family Events
 
2018 ‘Nite of Lites’ Map with Award Winners Print E-mail

Prestonwood Forest Street Map for Nite of Lites 2018
 
2018 ‘Nite of Lites’ Photos Print E-mail
Share Your Photos!

Thank you to the Henson family for sharing this photo of their most unique tour of Prestonwood - in their mule-drawn wagon! Residents and guests are invited to share their photos for the “2018 Nite of Lites Photo Gallery” by emailing these to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
2018 ‘Nite of Lites’ Award Winners Print E-mail
Congratulations to the 2018 ‘Nite of Lites’ Awards winners!! Their hard work and efforts are evident and certain to be appreciated by all neighborhood visitors.
 
The 2018 ‘Nite of Lites’ Committee announced the following award locations:Click for Nite of Lites Winners Map
 
Best Block:                          8200 Fernbrook
Runner-up Block:                8200 Middlebury
Best Cul-de-sac:                  8100 Bairnsdale
 
Best House:                         8130 Dorrcrest
Best All Around:                  13911 Charlynn Oaks
Best Mailbox:                       8231 Thetford
Best Door:                            7702 Wycomb
Best Lamp Post:                  14411 Ravenhurst
 
People’s Choice Award:      8130 Dorrcrest
 

In total, thirty eight DIFFERENT, wonderfully-decorated homes were nominated, in the online voting, for the 2019 ‘People’s Choice Award’. The top-10 homes most frequently nominated included: 7514 Roebourne, 7503 Bairnsdale, 8126 Dorrcrest, 8126 Devonwood, 8226 Thetford, 8103 Bairnsdale, 8222 Middlebury, 8103 Bideford, and 8222 Coolshire.

Please click the ‘Photo Gallery’ link for the 2018 ‘Nite of Lites’ Photo Gallery – Thank you to all who shared their favorite ‘Nite of Lites’ photos, making this gallery possible!

 
'People's Choice' Voting Dec. 1st thru Dec. 31st Print E-mail
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2018 Nite of Lites Print E-mail
Nite of Lites is coming!

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restonwood Forest lights up with its 41st annual ‘Nite of Lites’ Event from December 8 through December 30! Please click here for the 2018 Nite of Lites Map.
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Prestonwood’s 785 homes participate in friendly, holiday-spirited competition for a variety of individual and block recognition categories which are awarded by a committee of guest judges. Additionally, our residents and touring guests contribute to the fun by nominating their favorite homes for the ‘People’s Choice’ award category, throughout December, using this website’s Online Voting feature!
 
December 8 is the Nite of Lites Committee’s Judging Night: A panel of independent judges tours the neighborhood and determines 2018’s “Best of” awards! The individual home award categories are: Best House, Best All-Around, Best Door, Best Mailbox, and Best Lamp Post. The group/block awards are: Best Block and Best Cul-de-sac.
 
The very popular Online Voting for residents and touring guests to nominate their favorite homes for the ‘People’s Choice Award’ will be open throughout December! Watch for the voting link on this website!
 
Nite of Lites photos: Residents and guests are encouraged to share their favorite Prestonwood Forest ‘Nite of Lites’ photos and videos by uploading them using the email link on this website’s ‘Event Photo Gallery’.
 
Additional resident-volunteers for ‘Nite of Lites Committee’ activities are always welcome – and appreciated. If you are interested in assisting with numerous activities in support of Prestonwood’s oldest and best-known Event, please click on this ‘Contact Us email link’ to foward event questions or contact information.
 
Please visit this website often, for ‘2018 Nite of Lites’ event updates and online voting!
 
Nite of Lites Map 2018 Print E-mail

Nite of Lites at Prestonwood Forest!
 
Happy Thanksgiving! Print E-mail

Happy Thanksgiving from Prestonwood Forest!
 
2018 Fall Festival Photos Print E-mail
2018 Fall Festival
 
The 2018 Fall Festival on Saturday, October 6th was another great family event for Prestonwood residents to get together for fun activities, food and music. Our neighborhood constables participated and we all shared a beautiful day on the clubhouse grounds.
 
Click or tap here to see the terrific photos provided by photographer Noe Pena.

 
2018 Fall Festival Print E-mail
Prestonwood Forest Fall Festival
 
2018 July 4th Parade and Activities Print E-mail

2018 July 4th announcement

Prestonwood Forest Residents of all ages are invited to decorate everything (and everyone) in the ‘Red, White & Blue’ to ‘Roll and Stroll’ in the Independence Day Parade, Wednesday, July 4 – and participate in neighborhood activities after the Parade!

July 4th parade route The Parade

The Parade lineup starts at 9:40 a.m. at the corner of Ravenhurst Lane at Prestonwood Forest Drive. (People-powered entries line up along Ravenhurst to West of Prestonwood Forest Drive, motorized entries and floats to the East - watch for the Parade Starter!).

We are honored to again have the Knights of Columbus Color Guard lead the Parade with the national colors - and to host our first responders from the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office and Cypress-Creek Volunteer Fire Department ( be prepared to get wet, in the CCVFD ‘street shower’ after the Parade!)

The Independence Day Parade starts rolling at 10:00 am and ends on Glencliffe Lane at the Hancock Elementary school parking lot.

Please be sure to visit the Photo Gallery for (2) great slide shows of the 2017 Independence Day activities!

July 4th Parade Street Parking / No Trash Collection Reminders

  • Residents, who live along the Parade line up area and Parade route, are respectfully asked to not park vehicles in the street (between 8 am and noon) in order to facilitate Parade activities.
  • All Residents - please note that there will be NO trash collection on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. (Please do not place trash or carts curbside until service resumes on Saturday, July 7.)

Swimming Pools - Special Hours and Activities

For pool access after the Parade, residents are reminded to pack their 'Recreation Access Cards', along with their swim gear - when coming to the Independence Day Activities!

  • Pool-1 – (the Clubhouse Family Pool) opens early at 10 am, until 8 pm - and will feature DJ music and lifeguard-directed activities for the children, after the Parade!
  • Pool-2 – (the ‘Other’ Family Pool) will be open from 12-noon until 7 pm and might fit the bill for those seeking more tranquility around the pool.

July 4th ‘Picnic in the Park’.

Following the Parade, Prestonwood Forest residents are invited to a traditional Independence Day picnic treat. James Coney Island will return this year, courtesy of your Prestonwood Forest Utility District and Prestonwood Forest Maintenance Association.

Please stop by the Tennis Deck starting at 10:00 for your favorite chili, cheese (or however you like it) hot dog, along chips and soda! Food services will conclude at 12:00 (or earlier if supplies are exhausted.)

Happy Independence Day!

 
2018 Easter Egg Hunt Print E-mail
Family Events
 
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