Grand Opening Celebration
Becoming a Dogwood Trail is a major milestone. Our trail is the first addition to this exclusive list of neighborhoods in more than 20 years. It is a testament to the high standards we set for ourselves, our neighborhood, and our homes. This is a moment to celebrate! The Dogwood Trail road stripes were painted on March 15, 2022—almost 9 miles of stripes guiding through our beautiful neighborhood.
On March 24, 2022, the West Hills Dogwood Trail Grand Opening Celebration entertained from 4-7PM at the Sheffield parking area of West Hills Park. The WHC Association and Dogwood Arts Committee hosted this celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with both the City and County mayors, members of city council and county commission, Dogwood Arts leaders, and WHCA leaders. After the official ceremony, activities for kids of all ages and West Hills neighbor-owned food trucks were available. We had three stations with activities (Coloring Station, Planting a Seed Station, Face Painting Station) for children AND a plant sale station by Ellenburg Nursery (https://www.ellenburgnursery.com/).
How It All Began
The West Hills Community Association, along with a group of volunteers, had requested consideration as a Dogwood Trail for several years. At the time of the original request, the Dogwood Arts Festival organization did not have a process to evaluate such requests, but now they do. The evaluation process takes into consideration a list of guidelines including the amount of flowering dogwoods and spring shrubs, the historical and/or architectural character of the neighborhood, and interest of the residents to support Dogwood Arts Trails & Gardens Program.
—West Hills Community Association Dogwood Arts Festival Trail Committee
Dogwood Arts Website
West Hills Dogwood Trail
(Photo Gallery by Brian Shoesmith)