Monthly News & Updates
June 2021
Celebrate Highland Village is Back!
Celebrate the beginning of summer with Celebrate Highland Village on Saturday, June 5 at Copperas Branch Park. Event festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with live music from Memory Trip, Live80, and a special appearance by Highland Village’s own Hayley Orrantia. Plus we’ll have food, drink and dessert trucks, and of course the fireworks over Lake Lewisville. 

Parking on site is limited and requires a parking pass which can be picked up at The Robert & Lee DuVall Center. Passes are still available for the lot at Doubletree Ranch Park. Shuttle service is available from remote parking locations.

Parking passes and event admission are free.
Ready to Run?

Marcus High School Cross Country and Track Booster Club is partnering with us for the annual 5K and Fun Run. The event will take place at Unity Park on Saturday, June 5. All proceeds benefit the Marcus Running Club. 
Are You Replacing Shrubs?
The freeze in February sure did a number on many shrubs, plants, and even trees. If you are removing any of these items from your landscape, there are a few things you need to know.
  • Community Waste Disposal picks up yard waste for the entire City every Monday.
  • Loose yard waste must be placed in the brown Kraft bags
  • CWD will collect up to 20 bags
  • Place your yard waste at the curb by 7:00 a.m. Monday morning.
  • Yard waste placed at your curb on your trash collection day will be picked up with your trash and taken to the landfill.
Brush not in the brown bags must be:
  • Bundled and tied
  • Cut no longer than 4 feet
  • Bundles should weigh no more than 50 lbs.
More details can be found here.
The following activities are now available at The Robert & Lee DuVall Center. All-Star Stichers Club,  Game Day (Card Games, Dominoes, and Dice games), Pickleball, Tai Chi (Instructor and Video-Led). Visit the Senior-All Star page for details.
The City of Highland Village Parks and Recreation Department has hidden geocaches throughout the city. Adventure outside and explore as you search for hidden treasure. Geocaching is fun for the whole family! More details can be found here.
Annual Park Passes
Park Passes are now available for purchase at The Robert & Lee DuVall Center. Resident $35; Non-resident $60; Senior Resident $20. The pass covers the cost to the day-use area and the boat ramp at Copperas Branch Park and Pilot Knoll Park.
The Highland Village Fire Department offers CPR/AED courses. These classes are held at the Fire Department from 6:00-9:00 pm on the third Wednesday of every even month. Cost is $40.00 for Highland Village Residents and Boy/Girl Scout troops, and $50.00 for non-residents. You may sign up online or contact the Fire Department at 972-317-0890. The next class is scheduled for June 16, 2021. Class size is limited so sign up today!
 
These are NOT First Aid or BLS/Healthcare Provider courses.
Highland Village is a Safe City
Highland Village has been recognized as the 10th Safest City in Texas. People often tell us how much they love living here because they feel safe and this recognition is proof of that. This didn’t happen without a lot of work by everyone in Highland Village. Our Police Department’s Community Policing Model has developed relationships with you and encourages crime prevention to help keep our community safe. As we all start to become more active again it is important we remain diligent, pay attention to our surroundings, lock our houses and cars, and limit the crimes of opportunity by removing valuables from our vehicles and closing our garage doors. If you ever see anything that seems unusual, don’t hesitate to call the police at 972-317-6551 for a non-emergency situation or 911 if it is an emergency. Thank you for all you do to keep Highland Village a safe and desirable place to live!
DCTA Needs Your Feedback on Proposed
GoZone On-Demand Service
In April, DCTA launched a public involvement process requesting public input for the proposed GoZone on-demand rideshare service. The new service will replace the Highland Village Lyft Discount program, all fixed bus routes in Denton and Lewisville except for Denton Connect Routes 3 and 7, and other demand services transitioning the agency to a majority on-demand service model.
With the proposed GoZone service, pick-up and drop-off points will multiply compared to existing fixed route service. So not only do the proposed GoZones cover more territory, but they also provide more virtual stops which is a major convenience factor for users. 
Don’t delay as DCTA will stop collecting feedback on June 25. Head over to DCTAfeedback.net to learn more about GoZone, how it impacts other DCTA services, provide your input and suggestions on the interactive service map and ideas wall and participate in the promotional fare forum. Make sure to also take the quick “General GoZone Service” survey to let DCTA know what you think about the proposed service!
Want to provide input in-person instead? Check out the upcoming events coming up on the Public Events page. You can also check out the Contact Us directory listing for more DCTA staff contact information. Learn more here
Want to Volunteer?
The City Can use Your Expertise - Apply Now!
Do you want to serve your City and fellow residents? The city secretary’s office accepts applications from interested citizens who would like to volunteer their time to the City. In September each year, the City Council appoints volunteers to serve two-year terms on various Boards and Commissions which serve as advisory groups to Council and staff. City Council may also make appointments throughout the year to fill vacancies or to establish special ad hoc committees. As a volunteer your expertise will be utilized by Council and staff to shape the future of Highland Village. You will also benefit from learning how the City operates and forms policy. Learn more