South Park takes social events seriously because they are central to our community ¬≠building efforts. Even if you’re shy, please find time to attend an event or two and meet your neighbors. So many residents have found life-long friends here. It’s why many residents “buy the neighborhood” as well as a house!

January – First HSPI meeting of the year. Come with planning suggestions for our social calendar.

February – Annual Chili Cook-off! Bring a crock pot of chili and see if your recipe wins acclaim.

March – Parks volunteers clean up garden beds. Neighbors reserve plots in the South Park Urban Garden.

April – Easter egg hunt, perennial exchange, the annual Earth Day neighborhood clean up.

May – An annual Memorial Day history walk in Woodland Cemetery. Look for the first neighborhood party invitation, or consider hosting one!

June – Another party, and possibly a neighborhood-wide yard sale.

July – Watch Independence Day fireworks from South Park Green. Audition for a role in a production of Shakespeare in South Park.

August – It’s hot! But there may be one more neighborhood porch party, if you’d like to host one. No HSPI meeting this month. Enjoy an outdoor Shakespeare performance. Perhaps you’d like to become a stage volunteer?

September – It’s a busy month, but watch for news of upcoming gatherings and events. Would you like to run for a position on the HPSI exec team? Now’s the time to throw your hat in the ring. Will you help with our annual Murder Mystery Home Tour? Or support us by buying a ticket and solving this original interactive mystery tour?

October – One hour before trick-or-treating, bring the family to our annual Halloween Weenie Roast & Costume Parade. Attend a HSPI meeting and meet our 2025-2026 officer candidates.

November – We put up lights on the Gazebo, the Boulevard and South Park Green.

December – No meeting, but look for a jolly holiday party (you’re welcome to volunteer to organize one as well)

Do you have an activity you’d like to organize and have HSPI sponsor? You are welcome to gather your friends together to host a “one off” event of your own creation. HSPI can help promote your efforts. In the past, neighbors have organized water slides, nerf battles, kick ball games, Santa visits and scavenger hunts – even music festivals.